The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I actually really enjoyed this book! It was a quick and easy read, only taking me an afternoon to read it, but it was also very interesting! Lina and Doon are two twelve year olds beginning their new lives among the workforce of the city of Ember. But things aren't going well for the city. The lights that keep the darkness at bay have begun to run down, food and clothing are short, but there is no way to leave the city, or any knowledge of anything beyond the dark unknowns. Lina and Doon begin to unlock the mystery left behind by the Builders, the creators of their city two hundred years ago. This is definitely a book my kids would like, and it is refreshingly clean without unnecessary language or innuendos.
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