The People of Sparks

The People of Sparks

Audiobook CD - 2004
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The People of Sparks picks up where The City of Ember leaves off. 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 across a town where they are welcomed, fed, and given places to sleep. But the town's resources are limited and it isn't long before resentment begins to grow between the two groups. When anonymous acts of vandalism push them toward violence, it's up to Lina and Doon to discover who's behind the vandalism and why, before it's too late.
Publisher: New York : Random House/Listening Library, p2004
ISBN: 9781400089901
1400089905
Branch Call Number: Ju CD F DuP
Additional Contributors: Dillon, Wendy

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sarahbru17 Aug 11, 2017

Characters: 7/10
Plot: 7/10
Writing: 7/10
Audio: 9/10
Although "People of Sparks" continued the plot in a very logical manner--it felt like it suited the characters and situation well--it didn't hold the same sense of suspense and mystery that the first one did for me. There was certainly plenty of conflict (with some rather unpleasant characters, I might add) and plenty at stake; I was invested in the fate of the people of Ember. Yet everyone was so unpleasant and illogical that my frustration at the situation made it difficult to like the characters at times. I think it ties everything up nicely enough. I'm glad I read it as a conclusion to the series (I know there are two more, but I think it's too well tied-up to eplore the story further).

Chapel_Hill_TishaW Nov 08, 2014

I really enjoyed reading City of Ember, the first book in the series, so I was interested in trying out this book. I checked out the audio book on CD but I didn't finish it. I just didn't like the reader as her voicing of the characters seemed overdone. Maybe I'll try reading the book at some point...it seems to have a very relevant message about greed and mistrust.

teix Jul 12, 2012

The main characters are refugees in this post-apocalyptic novel. There are great lessons here on overcoming resentment, greed, and fear. Works very well as an allegory on how wars begin, and how to stop the cycle.

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