The People of Sparks

Jeanne DuPrau


The People of Sparks

The People of Sparks

  • Title: The People of Sparks
  • Author: Jeanne DuPrau
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  • Page: 399
  • Format: Kindle Edition



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 tThe 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.From the Hardcover edition.


Recent Comments "The People of Sparks"

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 g [...]

Ένα βιβλίο γεμάτο μηνύματα και ερεθίσματα για σκέψη κατά της κακίας, της εκδίκησης και των πολέμων. Η αντιμετώπιση της βίας,η επιμονή για τη διεκδίκηση του δίκιου,οι ακραίες πολιτικές και συμπεριφορές που οδηγούν κατευθείαν σε πρόκληση διαμάχης και διαταραχές ανάμεσα στο [...]

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.

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 more 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 [...]

The weak writing, admittedly present in City of Ember, is more 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 [...]

Το δεύτερο βιβλίο της σειράς τελικά μου άρεσε λίγο περισσότερο απο το πρώτο, καθώς το βρήκα κάπως ωριμότερο, γεγονός που δεν περίμενα, διότι η πλοκή του δεν είναι τόσο πρωτότυπη όσο του πρώτου βιβλίου. Για άλλη μια φορά λοιπόν και σε αυτό, η Ντυπρό πραγματεύεται σημαντικά ζη [...]

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, fi [...]

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 more 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 teache [...]

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 [...]

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-apo [...]

I didn't like this book as well as the first one, which I found much more 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 themselve [...]

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 b [...]

خوب بود. خیلی قشنگ و ملموس چگونگی شکل گرفتن آشوب و جنگ رو نشون داده بود. شاید ساده بیان شده بود ولی واقعا ته اش به همین سادگی شروع می شه.یه نکته قشنگ دیگه اش حرف مدی بود که اعتقاد داشت حیات ، همیشه هست و اون کسی که حیات انسان و بقیه موجودات رو فراهم کرده خودش حافظ اون هست و نمی ذاره [...]

Me gusto mucho The City of Ember Pero The People of Sparks real, real, realmente me encantó.Primero: el simbolismoAunque el nombre de los libros lo hacen algo obvio no me había dado cuenta de lo simbólico que son los nombres de Ember y Sparks hasta que los leí en la misma oración cuando Lina esta pensando en ambas ciudades. Ember significa ascua o braza, ese pedazo de materia que permanece apenas encendido después de que un fuego se apaga. Sparks es chispa, lo que inicia el fuego.Amo cuand [...]

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 fro [...]

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 more 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 worl [...]

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 a [...]

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 more so than any political discussion; I'm sure most readers hate certain actual [...]

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 [...]

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, th [...]

I like how this book in the series is a more 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 f [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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.

"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 co [...]

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. [...]

3 1/2 Pidin tästä toisesta osasta enemmän kuin ensimmäisestä, etenkin koska eka oli jo tuttu elokuvaversiostaan. Tässä on jonkin verran ennalta-arvattavuutta, mutta yllätyksiäkin mahtuu mukaan. Lina ja Doon löysivät tien maanalaisesta Ember-kaupungistaan ja johdattivat myös muut asukkaat turvaan tuhoutuvasta kodistaan. Maan päälläkään kaikki ei suju niin kuin Strömsössä. Emberiläiset löytävät Sparksin kaupungin, jossa asuu reilut 300 asukasta, sata vähemmän kuin emberii [...]

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 bo [...]

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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