The city of Ember

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Random House, May 13, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 270 pages
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In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

A captivating and simple story that can open deep discussions about war, immigration, interpersonal conflicts created by lack of resources, conflict resolution, the emergence of dictatorship, war ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

I dunno - I guess because it's the middle of a trilogy it didn't quite have the same impact. It was neither world-building nor climactic. Worthy, though, if you're thinking about reading them. Read full review

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Assignment Day
A Message to the Mayor

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Jeanne DuPrau has written several books of nonfiction for children and adults. She has been a teacher, an editor, and a technical writer. The City of Ember is her first novel for middle graders. She is currently working on the sequel at her home in Menlo Park, California, where she keeps a big garden and a small dog.

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