The People of Sparks

 
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Awesome sequel to Ember
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Reader reviewed by Wesley 5th

Wow!  The People of Sparks by Jeanne Duprau is an AMAZING book!  It is about Lina and Doon being out of Ember with the people of Ember and searching for a place to live.  They come to Sparks.  The people of Sparks let them come in to their town.  They put them in an old hotel to live.  The people of Ember work in Sparks and stay at the hotel.  The Embeties learn to live with the people of Sparks.  After a while the people of Ember aren't getting enough food.  They tell the people of Sparks.  In no time problems start happening between the two groups.  The people of Sparks try kicking the Emberties out.  Soon a war begins.
I recommend this book to kids ages nine and up.  I recommend this book to these kids because there is some tough words such as "plagues".  Also, there is some violence like when the people of Ember throw glass and knives at the people of Sparks and when the people of Sparks use their Weapon (a bomb).  I also recommend this book to people who love adventure, danger, and mystery!  I rate this book a 5 out of 5 star book because the author did a great job with all of the book.  She included GREAT description such as describing the Emberties clothes and what the war and scenery looked like.  Also, she included GREAT word choices and had GREAT dialogue.  It made you feel as if you were a part of the story.  I don't think there is anything the author could have done better.  What an AWESOME book by Jeanne Duprau!!
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Highly recommended sequel to "City of Ember"
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Reader reviewed by Nic

The people of Ember have escaped their dying city, and after days of grueling travel through empty lands, they find the small town of Sparks. The people of Sparks, though suspicious of the newcomers, are initially welcoming and offer to feed and teach the Emberites so they may survive in their new world. However, as the people of Sparks begin to worry about their supplies and lose patience with the Emberites, tension grows between the two groups.


This is an excellent book, illustrating the causes of conflicts and how they can escalate into wars, as well as how war can be prevented.
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Better than Ember
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Reader reviewed by Dede

I enjoyed this book better than the city of ember. The writing was more involved in Sparks and the characters were more developed. So the people from the City of Ember come up from their underground life and find themselves in Sparks, a small settlement post-disaster. The people from Ember have to learn about things like rain, day and night, etc. The "mayors" of Sparks agree to take in all 400 Emberites if they work for them. Lina and Doon grow apart and their is a character on each side who seems determined to get rid of the other side completely, Tick and Torren. When the people of Sparks and the people of Ember disagree, there are many lies that get mixed in with truth, and many agendas hidden. Lina goes to a bigger city that was destroyed, hoping it is the city she drew. Doon stays behind and tries to deal with his feelings regarding the people of Sparks and Ember. He also has to try to figure out how to stop the two "cities' people" from starting a war. It is a much better book with a good message and a hopeful ending.
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An amazin sequel!
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Reader reviewed by Matt Hill

This is the entertaining sequel to City of Ember, after the people find their way out of the City.

The story opens where The City of Ember left off, with the residents of the dying city of Ember following the Instructions for Egress and joining young heroes Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow aboveground.

They then happen upon the village of Sparks, a small aboveground village, who takes tem under their wing, albeit begrudgingly. The Emberites and the people of Sparks soon find themselves at odds. The Emberites are puzzled by the lack of electricity, plumbing, medicine and other comforts they had in Ember. They also find it difficult to adapt to sunlight, animals and nature. The residents of Sparks, in contrast, do not believe the Emberites actually came from an underground city, are impatient with their lack of knowledge about the world, and resent their use of limited resources.

The conflict between the two groups escalates to the point where the leaders of Sparks order the Emberites to leave the city. They refuse, and a physical battle almost ensues. When Doon saves one of the village children, Torren, from a fire, and Lina rallies the Emberites into helping put out the fire despite personal fears, the two sides reconcile. They realize that they are repeating the same patterns that caused The Disaster, (WWIII), and vow to cooperate and live together in harmony.

This tale definately allows us to see the harm that conflict does, and shows that conflicts can end in two ways: peacefully, or with violence of the same kind that caused The Disaster! BE sure to catch this book for an awesome read; don't miss out on this stunning sequel to The City of Ember!
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