|Plot Summary of The City of Ember|
|"The lights of Ember, powered by a generator in pipeworks, are starting to flicker. These lights provide the only light for the city, which has a dark brown sky. Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow, who are both 12, live in the city of Ember. When Lina gets the dreaded job of pipeworks and Doon draws messenger, the two decide to trade. Little do they know what's about to happen.
While completing her messenger duties, Lina starts to find out things about Ember. She starts to wonder what's in the darkness at the outskirts of town. And Doon is starting to find out things too. Why are the lights going out now, after they've been working so well for as long as anyone can remember? The two start to search for answers."
SM Tate, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The City of Ember|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- surviving a post environmental/nuclear disaster
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- very athletic
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
- Domed/Underground City
- medium future 22-24th century
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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