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The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau
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Jun 07, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: young-adult
Read in June, 2008

I'll agree with many of the other reviews. This book just isn't up to par with the really amazing stories in the first two books of this series. The City of Ember and The People of Sparks are much better than this book.

The author does have some nice and believable characters, but the action and drama within the story just fall flat in comparison with her other books. I guess the difficulty is the post-Apocalyptic world of the first two books is extremely compelling, but the pre-Apocalyptic world in this book just doesn't hold the same potential for an amazing story.

If you need 'completeness' in reading a series you can go and read the book, but it's not necessary.

Two stars because the writing style is the same very clean youthful story telling, but only 2 stars because the story lacks the compelling nature of the first two books.
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