The People of Sparks
By: Jeanne DuPrau
After leaving their dying home of Ember, Doon Harrow and Lina Mayfleet realize their troubles have just begun. Nothing is familiar, and the former residents of Ember find themselves unprepared for the world above.
This book picks up right where City of Ember left off. The sequel had the same wonderful imagery as it's predecessor. The story made it very clear that Lina and Doon are still children and don't know about leading a group of people. However, the adults don't do so well either. Tensions rise, and people make bad decisions. In the end, there is a resolution; however, you get the distinct impression that it's not over yet. You learn a little more about the reasons behind the city of Ember, and the state of the rest of the world. It's a great book about acceptance, survival, and friendships. I didn't love it as much as I loved City of Ember, but it was a great sequel, and I'm looking forward to reading The Prophet of Yonwood.
3/5 stars for this sequel