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The Prophet of Yonwood

by Jeanne DuPrau

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Series: Books of Ember (3)

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Pointless, but a good read. The ending was very interesting. ( )
  babydogfish | Jan 29, 2016 |
Apart from the last few pages this an almost pointless book ( )
  Superenigmatix | Jan 16, 2016 |
I loved the first two books, but this one was terrible.
It is supposed to take place in the present, but I can't -and won't- believe that a whole town would so easily follow every stupid idea of a self-proclaimed prophet. This Brenda made me wanna scream every time she tried to find some meaning in the mumblings of some poor sick woman.
Additionally this book didn't seem to have much of a connection to the first books. Only in the afterword did she try to connect some events.
My advice if you're reading the series: just skip this book. It's not worth reading and you won't miss anything. ( )
  debianese | Dec 13, 2015 |
As the word Prophet in the title implies, it got a little religious-y, a little, in my opinion, boring. But then I don't like trilogies or series anyway so decide for yourself. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
So, this book is supposed to be a prequel to the first two books, telling the story of what happened before people moved to the underground city of Ember to escape disaster. However, it just tells the story of two kids who confront semi-bad people in a little town in North Carolina. There is only a small effort made to connect it to the previous stories. I enjoyed it because the author writes well, but the story itself was just so-so. ( )
  piersanti | Sep 28, 2014 |
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Baker, Becky AnnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ramel, JulienTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Riely, ChrisCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The universe is not only stranger than we imagine,it is stranger than we imagine. ____J.B.S. Haldane
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On a warm July afternoon in the town of Yonwood, North Carolina, a woman named Althea Tower went out to her backyard to fill the bird feeder.
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It’s 50 years before the settlement of the city of Ember, and the world is in crisis. War looms on the horizon as 11-year-old Nickie and her aunt travel to the small town of Yonwood, North Carolina. There, one of the town’s respected citizens has had a terrible vision of fire and destruction. Her garbled words are taken as prophetic instruction on how to avoid the coming disaster. If only they can be interpreted correctly. . . .

As the people of Yonwood scramble to make sense of the woman’s mysterious utterances, Nickie explores the oddities she finds around town—her great-grandfather’s peculiar journals and papers, a reclusive neighbor who studies the heavens, a strange boy who is fascinated with snakes—all while keeping an eye out for ways to help the world. Is this vision her chance? Or is it already too late to avoid a devastating war?

In this prequel to the acclaimed The City of Ember and The People of Sparks, Jeanne DuPrau investigates how, in a world that seems out of control, hope and comfort can be found in the strangest of places.


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While visiting the small town of Yonwood, North Carolina, eleven-year-old Nickie makes some decisions about how to identify both good and evil when she witnesses the townspeople's reactions to the apocalyptic visions of one of their neighbors.

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