My Reading Goal

My goal this school year is to read 30 books. That averages out to about 1 book a week. I will meet this goal by reading at least 60 minutes a day and choosing books that are the correct reading level for me and are of interest to me. I will also read a balance of fiction and non-fiction books.

Friday, October 19, 2012

People of Sparks

The People of Sparks, a sequel to The City of Ember, continues the saga of Lina and Doon.  Lina and Doon have led their people out of the subterranean city of Ember.  They find a new world in which the people are struggling to exist much as they had in Ember.  The people of Sparks welcome the Emberites into their village, but conflict soon develops.  Differences in lifestyles and a shortage of food are a couple of the problems.  Throughout the story, Lina and Doon help to encourage their people to learn to live peacefully with the People of Sparks.

Jeanne DuPrau does a great job teaching the lesson that working together is better than fighting.  This book's message is one that many societies could benefit from.  As usual, it is an innocent child that brings the two groups together and unites them after a disaster.

I look forward to reading the next book in the series, The Prophet of Yonwood, in order to learn how the city of Ember came to be.


  1. The Prophet of Yonwood was my second favorite in the series. I am glad that you decided to continue with this series.