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Mobi ¸ The City of Ember ↠ Jeanne DuPrau

The City of EmberMany hundreds of years ago the city of Ember was created by the Builders to contain everything needed for human survival It worked but now the storerooms are almost out of food crops are blig The City of Ember is a young adult novel that is a fantastic allegory for spiritual awakening though I have no idea if it was intended as such The story is of a girl who lives in an underground and completely self contained city created by the “Builders” The population of the city knows of nothing outside the city in fact though they speak English many of the words in it like “sky” are not understood in any terms but metaphorically The problem is that the city is falling apart the lights are going out the vast stores of supplies of light bulbs canned food and vitamins are running out The reader is in on a worse calamity namely that a secret message in a timed lock box that was left by the Builders which was meant to be handed down from mayor to mayor and that would open just in time to explain to the city dwellers how to get out of the city was lost many generations back Well being a young adult novel it’s pretty predictable in that the box is in our hero’s closet but a nice turn of events it is found by our hero’s baby sister who chews on it for a while before our hero gets her hands on it leaving the message is only partially legible So the bulk of the story is the deciphering of the message followed by the experience of trying to communicate its contents to the adults who of course don’t accept the message where else is there but here? which is the euivalent of all prophets experiences of rejection by the status uo And finally there is the adventure of eventual escapeThis book reworks the universal theme of Plato’s cave and of all mysticism What we think of as the whole universe is but shadow and further that to enter that “kingdom of heaven” you must be like a child The insight that this version of that universal story led me to is part of the answer to why childishness is a necessary component of the transformation Children haven’t yet become someone Which means who they are is not yet at stake For some reason our culture has this uestion “what are you going to be when you grow up?” Think about the hidden structures and assumptions in that uestion Who are you? Have you figured it out yet? Is what you do who you are? Is what you believe who you are? Is who you associate with who you are? I write these uestions myself in shadow not in the condition of childishness and with all of this as uaker’s say “a notion” ie not something that I have experienced but rather something I think But this thing that is mostly a notion for me that the distinction between notional and experiential living is key to awakening I am begining in small ways to actually experience

Jeanne DuPrau ↠ The City of Ember Mobi

Ient parchment they begin to wonder if there could be a way out of Ember Can they decipher the words from long ago and find a new future for everyone? Will the people of Ember listen to them? My 12 year old son just knew I would love this book He's been hounding me to read it since early last spring Finally I have read it and Jacob my son was right Omigosh What first hooked me were the vivid character descriptions that show than tell so the reader can draw their own conclusions The story is told in third person limited in two different perspectives Lina Mayfleet twelve years old sat winding a strand of her long dark hair around her finger winding and unwinding it again and again Doon Harrow also twelve sat with his shoulder's hunched his eyes aueezed shut in concentration and his hands clasped tightly togetherSo I'm busy marking up my paperback copy for examples to share with my own students when it becomes than a coincidence that I'm noticing the similarities between Ember the city and the Community in Lois Lowry's The Giver But then there is just and and I especially loved the uestioning like Lina's friend Clary's Where does life come from? What is life? and Doon's father's words of wisdom that sound strangely familiar What you get is what you get What you do with what you get thought that's the point and Pay close attention to everything notice what no oneelse notices Then you'll know what no one else knows and that's always useful

Mobi The City of Ember

Download Mobi ✓ The City of Ember 270 pages ☆ Moneyexpresscard å Many hundreds of years ago the city of Ember was created by the Builders to contain everything needed for human survival It worked but now the storerooms are almost out of food crops are blighted corruption is spreading through the city Hted corruption is spreading through the city and worst of all the lights are failing Soon Ember could be engulfed by darkness But when two children Lina and Doon discover fragments of an anc Before The Hunger Games 2008 there was The City of Ember 2003Well that’s not exactly true because to be completely honest about it before HG there were the Japanese novel 1999 and then movie 2000 Battle Royale from which only the blind would say that HG isn’t based upon or at least heavily inspired by Which don’t get me wrong is totally fine; inspiration comes in every shape and form and if a great bookmovie inspired HG author Suzanne Collins to write a great series then power to her and fun to us readers So all is good; Back to CE the reason why I compare it to HG is because when it came out it was to my knowledge the first post apocalyptic YA to ever hit the market In that DuPrau can only be praised for her originality and avant gardism But there the comparison ends Because if you’re looking for poor kids fighting for survival in a beat up world look somewhere else CE is not about that At all Rather it is about discovery both self and world about not taking the truth that’s given to us unuestioningly and instead go and look for another one despite all the obstacles along the way So again if you're looking for point blank survival full frontal fights and gruesome deaths you're not going to get it in this book In this sense it is a very clean and very young reader oriented story which however doesn’t fail to catch the fancy of older readers as well and thus transcends all age groups The two main characters Lina and Doon are very real very relatable and very likable; the story is very satisfactory if somewhat a little slow paced at times; the writing is very easy reading and will never make you scratch your head in confusion; finally the ending is great and will make you want to pick up book 2 right awayLong story short it’s a winner to meOLIVIER DELAYEAuthor of the SEBASTEN OF ATLANTIS series