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The People of Sparks

The People of Sparks It is green here and very big Light comes from the sky When Lina and Doon lead their people up from the underground city of Ember they discover a surface world of color and life The people of a small

  • Title: The People of Sparks
  • Author: Jeanne DuPrau
  • ISBN: 9780375828256
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is green here and very big Light comes from the sky When Lina and Doon lead their people up from the underground city of Ember, they discover a surface world of color and life The people of a small village called Sparks agree to help the Emberites, but the villagers have never had to share their world before Soon differences between the two groups escalate, and it It is green here and very big Light comes from the sky When Lina and Doon lead their people up from the underground city of Ember, they discover a surface world of color and life The people of a small village called Sparks agree to help the Emberites, but the villagers have never had to share their world before Soon differences between the two groups escalate, and it s up to Lina and Doon to find a way to avoid war In the riveting sequel to the highly acclaimed The City of Ember, Jeanne DuPrau explores the nature of conflict and the strength and courage necessary to overcome it.

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    About "Jeanne DuPrau"

    1. Jeanne DuPrau

      Jeanne DuPrau spends several hours of every day at her computer, thinking up sentences She has this quote taped to her wall A writer is someone for whom writing is harder than it is for other people Thomas Mann.This gives her courage, because she finds writing very hard So many words to choose from So many different things that could happen in a story at any moment Writing is one tough decision after another But it s also the most satisfying thing she knows how to do So she keeps doing it So far, she has written four novels, six books of non fiction, and quite a few essays and stories Jeanne DuPrau doesn t write every minute of every day She also putters around in her garden She lives in California, where it s easy to grow everything from apples to zinnias.Jeanne DuPrau doesn t have children, but she has two nephews, a niece, and a dog The dog lives with her His name is Ethan Jeanne and Ethan get along well, though their interests are different Ethan is not very fond of reading, for example, and Jeanne doesn t much like chasing squirrels But they agree on walks, naps, and trips in the car to surprise destinations Ethan also likes to help in the garden.

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    1. If I could give this book 6 stars, I would I enjoyed City of Ember as a fun, quick YA read, but this sequel is just as entertaining, while also being profoundly thought provoking and insightful.I loved that the main characters Lina and Doon are honest and warm, with realistic struggles Doon is still working on controlling his temper, and Lina s curiosity and impulsiveness still tend to cause trouble However, they are both guided by good advice and a strong conscience, paving the way for growth.I [...]



    2. A sequel that holds true to its original characters, but puts them in a totally different situation and set of adventures If I had one problem with these books, it would be that I suspect the authour starts writing the books with a what values can I leave the readers with idea in her head But, to her credit, I usually agree with her values avoiding crowd mentality, being tolerant, solving problems non violently and the story is exciting enough anyways.


    3. Compared to the first book, People of Sparks comes off very one noted The message War is bad And that message comes across in the most surface of ways Lena and Doon lose their interesting personalities and instead become silhouettes Lena screams, I want to explore and Doon yells, No war The book lacks the interest and intrigue of the first book and instead becomes a poor peace call for the world Given the possibilities of having a previous lost civilization meet one recovering from apocalypse, [...]



    4. The weak writing, admittedly present in City of Ember, is apparent here in the second bookd the story is a bit overbearing heavyhanded with its message, at the expense of the story unfolding The message is peace keeping and war avoiding though, so I guess I have a bit of leniency for the message hammering.The people of Ember have emerged from their underworld, and have found Sparks a village that has survived the Disaster I liked reading about the people of Ember seeing sun for the first time, [...]


    5. Frustrating but ultimately pretty decent sequel to the fascinating City of Ember , this picks up right after the finish of the first volume, as the entire populace of the dying underground city make their way out of harm s way, into the upper world Sparks covers the travails of the next few months, as the Emberites encounter a small town struggling to get by, with a population even smaller than the 400 survivors of the underground world There are two major problems with the book I think, first t [...]


    6. 6 3 I started reading this on the train this evening because my other current book was way too big to fit in my handbag and I didn t want to have to carry it in my hands for the whole night, so I chose something compact and this was it I managed 31 pages before I met my friend at the train station From those 31 pages I can already see that it has similarly immature language and that there s going to be a number of lessons to be learned while reading this book Was DuPrau a school teacher before [...]


    7. Please tell me that if there really was a war that killed most of humanity, stupid people would not be left in chargeke they apparently were in The People of Sparks Truly, the leaders in both Sparks and in the preceding City of Ember are exceedingly elementary in their thinking Why wouldn t the people of Sparks just look on the Emberites as newly added, contributing members of their society Instead of isolating the Emberites, why not allow them to work and better the city of Sparks But, the peop [...]


    8. Last fall I raced through City of Ember and really enjoyed the world and the characters The ending wasn t a cliffhanger per se, but it really left me wondering what would happen next much so that I raced out and bought the next book Sadly, life got busy and it took me another 4 months to finally read the continuation.In Sparks there are some rather significant changes to the plot dynamics which allow for some intriguing new commentary on humanity and social interactions We re given a post apocal [...]


    9. I didn t like this book as well as the first one, which I found much interesting And I found the lesson of the story at times too heavy handed and simplistic But simplistic isn t always a bad thing in children s stories I suppose I was mostly bothered that for even those who did not want to fight regarding the disagreement there didn t seem much understanding of the other side or awareness that they didn t have a right to expect a share in provisions others had worked for for themselves.I enjoy [...]


    10. I really enjoyed the simplified concepts of war in this book It discussed how war begins and how to stop it before it goes to far Choosing good is hard and even harder when we are physically or emotionally hurt by someone else It made me think about making the right choices in tough situations It s nice that you learn small bits about the disaster but that is not the focus of the book I liked the way Lina and Doon both carried on through this book They went there separate ways and came back toge [...]



    11. Me gusto mucho The City of Ember Pero The People of Sparks real, real, realmente me encant.Primero el simbolismoAunque el nombre de los libros lo hacen algo obvio no me hab a dado cuenta de lo simb lico que son los nombres de Ember y Sparks hasta que los le en la misma oraci n cuando Lina esta pensando en ambas ciudades Ember significa ascua o braza, ese pedazo de materia que permanece apenas encendido despu s de que un fuego se apaga Sparks es chispa, lo que inicia el fuego.Amo cuando las cosas [...]


    12. Enjoyable book, though not as good as the first I did like watching the people of Ember encounter the outside world for the first time, but I didn t really feel the tension between the two groups It seemed like a somewhat lifeless conflict And it just kept going We were just reading the same thing over and over again Yes, they are not getting along let s get to the point please.The plot wandered a bit What was the point of Lina sneaking on the truck and going to the city To learn from Maddy abou [...]


    13. I was afraid after the ending of City of Ember, the next books will lose the fantastic, gripping aura the first book has.At least People of Sparks proved that I was wrong It is highly exciting, it kept me reading with a heart that beat faster than usual, wanting to know how it all would end, feeling all the basic and even complicated emotions in my heart as I went through the pages.The books are set in a post apocalyptic world The world is healing things start to get better, but the world is st [...]


    14. This is a sequel to New York Times bestselling dystopian The City of Ember The first book, Ember, was a story of setting and plot, while Sparks is a story of characters and relationships The author has done good job of capturing the tensions involved in a refugee situation, especially one where there aren t enough resources to go around a better job, I think, than most adult books on the topic As a Middle school or Young Adult read it opens the door to a good discussion of the difficulties and r [...]


    15. This book did a really good job of capturing the tensions involved in a refugee situation, especially one where there aren t enough resources to go around a better job, I think, than most adult books on the topic The tensions were clearly presented, and the emotions were well shaded and realistic While the book did slide a bit towards having people turn out to be good guys and bad guys, I think it s not any so than any political discussion I m sure most readers hate certain actual political fig [...]


    16. In this sequel to The City of Ember , 400 odd Emberites leave their dying city for the outside world There, they find a village named Sparks, and ask for help Of course, it s not that easy The population of Sparks is only about 300, and is inclined to be suspicious of these strange, pallid, undersized people who seem to know nothing of the basics of life Then, too, there s a limit to how much spare food they have On the other side, the Emberites have difficulty coping with weather and have no ex [...]


    17. This book was so much better than the first one I LOVE the main characters Lina and Doon they re just GOOD Good people They re brave with great morality I liked Kenny and Maddy s characters They were so wise and lovable Caspar seemed to me like a bad cartoon villain, twisting his mostache and laughing in a weird way He was a joke I HATED Torren At the end, after all that happened he didn t say thank you or sorry HATED HATED HATED So immature Tick was a douchebag So happy he left, though he deser [...]


    18. I like how this book in the series is a complete story, as opposed to the first one Also, I like that this is a completely new adventure with the same characters from the first book, so that this book could stand alone on its own And, I like the messages of this book, although they seem a bit heavy handed at times The best image of all was the ending, which I won t give away in case people haven t read it yet, but it s a nice tie in to the first book, as well as a simple symbol of hope for the [...]


    19. I thought that this book wouldn t be half as good as the City of Ember, but I was wrong It had some great parts that explain how to end a war, and how a war is started I do believe that Lina is very ignorant and naive I think this because I was angry that she jumped into the cart with Maddy and Casper, thinking if she could get to the city she would see at once that it would be the new home of the Emberties It was very touching though when Lina put ran to go help the people of Spark put out the [...]


    20. After rereading this book from last year I found how cleshay the book really was I thought it would be as good even better the second time I read it.


    21. The book The People Of Sparks by Jeanne Duprau, the second book in the series is a book about the pickup of when the people of Ember finally left the darkness of their town They started exploring the nature around them for they have never seen such things Soon after the people of Ember left, they came upon a small village called Sparks The people of Sparks were very confused and concerned when they saw all of the people walking around there village The people in Sparks were really generous and l [...]


    22. I wasn t expecting to read this, and I m not sure how well it moves the story But it does offer a nice explanation of hatred and bigotry.


    23. It looks as if those people have never seen the sun as they gazed deep into the Sun s heart That is an important quote from the book People of Sparks written by Jeanne Duprau The book The People of Sparks was very well thought out and detailed with many different twists and turns that you would never imagine Lina and Doon have emerged from the underground city to the exciting new world above, and it isn t long before they are followed by the other inhabitants of Ember The Emberites soon come acr [...]


    24. The first book was an okay read I did like the world building, though.Because I intended to know what happens next, I picked the second book right away And going through the first part of the book I made a conclusion that I would like this better than the first And I did The story follows right away from where the first book left The second book showed the struggle of the Emberites to learn, adapt, and live in the new world they are now in The pacing in this book was better, in my opinion And I [...]


    25. 3 1 2 Pidin t st toisesta osasta enemm n kuin ensimm isest , etenkin koska eka oli jo tuttu elokuvaversiostaan T ss on jonkin verran ennalta arvattavuutta, mutta yll tyksi kin mahtuu mukaan Lina ja Doon l ysiv t tien maanalaisesta Ember kaupungistaan ja johdattivat my s muut asukkaat turvaan tuhoutuvasta kodistaan Maan p ll k n kaikki ei suju niin kuin Str ms ss Emberil iset l yt v t Sparksin kaupungin, jossa asuu reilut 300 asukasta, sata v hemm n kuin emberiittej Sparksin asukkaat auttavat luo [...]


    26. Although not as strong as the first book in the series, People of Sparks is an interesting continuation of The City of Ember Lina and Doon still figure prominently in the above ground, post apocalyptic community that is struggling to regain its foothold in the world Overwhelmed by the Emberians, the outnumbered and unprepared citizens of Sparks begin by taking in the new families and giving them food and shelter, but the situation quickly deteriorates as scarcity and resentment build within both [...]


    27. Excellent Just as good as The City of Ember and raises thought provoking questions and issues for young readers My daughter has read these first two and is on book 3 In the current state of the world today where we face war and the idea of fighting with different groups of people, this series sets young readers to thinking about mature topics that affect the world they live in On a fun note an exciting read that kept me turning pages Superb post apocalyptic fiction for kids LOVED IT


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