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The People of Sparks (Books of Ember) (edition 2005)

by Jeanne Duprau

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Title:The People of Sparks (Books of Ember)
Authors:Jeanne Duprau
Info:Yearling (2005), Paperback, 352 pages
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The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau

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Significantly better than the first novel in the story. We get decent character-building, acceptable world-building, realistic conflict driven by fairly predictable events (predictable as it - yeah, that would really happen if you did x, y, z. Not predictable as in "Lame! I KNEW that would happen!). ( )
  benuathanasia | Apr 14, 2018 |
The People of Saprks is the sequal to the book The City of Ember. In The People of Sparks, the people of Ember have just emerged from their underground town and have landed upon a town called Sparks. When they arrive, the people of Sparks agree to take them in for six months until they can find somewhere else to live. They begin to experience a food shortage, so Lina, the main character, goes along with a traveler in hopes of finding an above ground city that they could live in just as she has dreamed all her life. She is surprised to find everywhere is ruins after the disaster, and returns to Ember. When she returns, one of the Emberites ignites a fire which causes commotion among them and the Sparks, but eventually they resolve the problem together and this brings the two groups of people closer. ( )
  aswilley16 | Apr 6, 2018 |
Lina and Doon have led the citizens of Ember to an exciting new world. When they discover a village called Sparks, they are welcomed, fed, and given places to sleep. But the town’s resources are limited and it isn’t long before resentment begins to grow between the two groups. When mysterious acts of vandalism cause tempers to erupt, putting everyone’s lives in danger, it’s up to our two heroes to find the courage to stop the conflict and bring peace.
  unsoluble | Jan 19, 2018 |
I wanted to give this more stars, but I couldn't. 3.5 would have been my first choice. The story was well written and flowed well. It was just missing that wow factor for me. Maybe book three will have that. ( )
  stevealtier | Jan 8, 2018 |
unfortunately, this book wasn't as good as the first one in the series. I enjoyed the first one a lot more. In this book, Lina and her friend Doon bring their people above ground to a new world that they both discovered together in the first installment of the series. They at first get along quite well, but the people of Sparks- the people above ground- start to treat them differently. The small problem in this book where Lina goes out to find a magical city was really made out to be such a huge problem, which i thought wasn't really necessary. Her leaving to go to the "city" created a sort of small problem between her and Doon, him wondering why she did not bring him along on this little adventure of hers. Many of the problems in here are solved rather quickly, but the problem between the 2 peoples were a huge part of the book. I thought that it was alright, but for me, i just did not like that this was a huge problem, even though there is nothing wrong with it being the problem at all. It was only just annoying from my perspective. ( )
  Lena_L | Apr 14, 2017 |
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Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence,
and toughness multiplies toughness
in a descending spiral of destruction.

- Martin Luther King, Jr., "Strength to Love," 1963
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Torren was out at the edge of the cabbage field that day, the day the people came.
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When teenagers Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow lead their people up out of the Earth, fleeing their dying underground city of Ember, everything is new and a little frightening to the refugees--the sun and the moon, birds, trees, fire…and the people of Ember are strange to the 322 citizens of Sparks, one of the few towns on Earth to survive the time of The Disaster. How can they feed and house the 400 Emberites, the leaders of Sparks wonder, when they have just begun to be able to feed themselves comfortably? But if they don’t, these underground people with no survival skills will surely die in the wastelands. They take them in as best they can, but grumbling and bad feeling grows on both sides. Lina returns from a failed search for her persistent vision of a city of light to find the town, egged on by the power-hungry young thug Tick, once again at the point of war, forgetting how the Earth has been destroyed before. But Lina has seen the devastation left by The Disaster, and so she risks a brave move of reconciliation, and when Doon exposes Tick’s trickery, the two sides join as the new people of Sparks.

In this exciting and solidly constructed sequel to The City of Ember, Jeanne DuPrau moves the story on entrancingly, bringing along her cast of characters from underground and adding new dimensions and relationships as the action escalates to a satisfying conclusion that still allows for further volumes in this fine fantasy. (Ages 10 to 14) --Patty Campbell

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Having escaped to the Unknown Regions, Lina and the others seek help from the village people of Sparks.

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