City of Ember, The

Author: Jeanne DuPrau Published: 2003 Publisher: Corgi Yearling Books Pages: 179
Synopsis: The citizens of Ember were supposed to emerge from darkness years after the bombs fell. But something has gone wrong ...
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Among the many other things the people of Ember have forgotten is their past and a direction for their future. For 250 years they have lived pleasantly, because there has been plenty of everything in the vast storerooms. But now there are more and more empty shelves--and more and more times when the lights flicker and go out, leaving them in terrifying blackness for long minutes. What will happen when the generator finally fails? Adapted into a delightful 2009 film starring Bill Murray.
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