Friday, November 23, 2012

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

This is a graphic novel about a city that is wearing out and potentially failing.  No one is willing to do anything about it except two young children who are trying to solve an old mystery...

Random House sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can buy a copy now at your local bookstore.

I haven't read the original text version of this story, so it was all new to me.  The story was adapted by Dallas Middaugh and the artwork was done by Niklas Asker.

I enjoyed Mr. Askers illustrations.  They very graphically demonstrate just how dark it is both inside and outside the city.  When the lights start going out and food gets limited, the future of the city is bleak.  

Lina and Doon meet when they trade jobs.  Soon they are trading other information and planning on following the instructions left on an old piece of paper that Lina's grandmother had hidden.

The way out of the city is dark and unknown.  They know not what they will find at the end...

Happy reading.     

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