Friday, January 23, 2009

The City of Ember

Jeanne DuPrau
Random House Books for Young Readers 2003

There is a shortage of good science fiction for children in this world. "City of Ember" should take its place among the classics.

Deep beneath the ground, the City of Ember is dying. The electric generator which gives the city its only light is slowly failing, and the supplies which were plentiful a generation ago are running out. It is up to two children who have never known anything but the black empty sky over their city to discover the way back to a world they could never have imagined.

Well thought out, with solidly drawn characters, this book moved me and captured my imagination. Recommended for ages 8 to adult.

1 comment:

  1. loved the movie...still NEED to read the book. especially after your movie review :)