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The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
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Jan 26, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: winter-11, childrens-and-ya
Read in February, 2011

Hovering between 2 and 3 stars...can't quite decide. I think having seen the movie first is tainting my judgement.

The story is entertaining and the concept is interesting. I had no idea this book was part of a series until I looked it up online and the other books popped up in my results. I'll definitely read the rest of the books in the series (eventually...) since I am curious where DuPrau is going with this whole adventure.

There's just SOMETHING about this book, however, that I found unsatisfying. Maybe it was the main characters. They seemed a bit flat. Or maybe it was my desire to be reading a grittier version of the same story (i.e. not the YA book it is). I think the book's primary strength for me is the concept, and it kept me interested despite the execution not being entirely flawless.

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