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The City of Ember

By: Jeanne DuPrau

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Imagine living in a city that is running out of everything -- food, medicine, even electricity. Ember has no natural lighting -- only streetlamps that continually go out, thrusting the entire city into complete darkness. Lina and Doon , two teenagers who live in Ember, are convinced they have found instructions from The Builders, who created the city, that will help them escape from Ember. When the mayor finds out, he puts up posters calling for their immediate arrest for spreading vicious rumors. Lina and Doon quickly find themselves alone, and unable to trust anyone; they must figure out the mystery of the instructions on their own.

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Prepared by Brenda Day, Library Media Specialist, Crowley Middle School, Crowley, TX