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The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
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Nov 18, 08

bookshelves: fer-teenagers-kids-and-younguns, 2008
Read in November, 2008, read count: 1

This book was cute and neat even if it wasn't fantastic and amazing. I love the little world that DuPrau creates--one in which they don't know what birds or dogs look like, in which noone chooses her job but it's chosen for her, one in which all the needs of the city are fulfilled by willing and able hands. It's facinating really. It's genius. Well, ya know, aside from your standard-issue greed and corruption which leads to the ultimate downfall of an entire "race" of people. But other than that, these Ember folks really have their shit together.
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Jackie "the Librarian" I'm glad you liked this one, Amanda. Are you going to give it a star rating?


Amanda I'm at the library finally!
Three stars.

Also, I forgot to include in my review that I really liked that the author included women as many of the highly-ranked characters in the book: the first mayor, the supervisor of the messengers, etc. Go equality!


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