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It's been several months since Lina and Doon escaped the dying city of Ember and, along with the rest of their people, joined the town of Sparks. Now, struggling through the harsh winter aboveground, they find an unusual book. Torn up and missing most of its pages, it alludes to a mysterious device from before the Disaster, which they believe is still in Ember. Together, Lina and Doon must go back underground to retrieve what was lost and bring light to a dark world.

In the fourth Book of Ember, bestselling author Jeanne DuPrau juxtaposes yet another action-packed adventure with powerful themes about hope, learning, and the search for truth.

Review:

"Dividing the point of view between Lina and Doon, DuPrau keeps the storytelling steady while skillfully casting back to the prior books....The conclusion is everything a series closer should be, satisfying but provocative." Horn Book

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"Readers will find this fast-paced and clever final installment closer to the original than either of the other sequels and will enjoy the logical future detailed at the end." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Lina and Doon go back underground to the dying city of Ember as bestselling author Jeanne DuPrau juxtaposes yet another action-packed adventure with powerful themes about hope, learning, and the search for truth.

Synopsis:

In this eagerly awaited addition to the dystopian series begun with New York Times best-seller Life As We Knew It, Jon Evans is one of the lucky ones—until he realizes that escaping his safe haven may be the only way to truly survive.

Synopsis:

The eagerly awaited addition to the series begun with the New York Times best-seller Life As We Knew It, in which a meteor knocks the moon off its orbit and the world changes forever.

It's been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?

Synopsis:

Its been several months since Lina and Doon escaped the dying city of Ember and, along with the rest of their people, joined the town of Sparks. Now, struggling through the harsh winter aboveground, they find an unusual book. Torn up and missing most of its pages, it alludes to a mysterious device from before the Disaster, which they believe is still in Ember. Together, Lina and Doon must go back underground to retrieve what was lost and bring light to a dark world.

In the fourth Book of Ember, bestselling author Jeanne DuPrau juxtaposes yet another action-packed adventure with powerful themes about hope, learning, and the search for truth.

About the Author

Jeanne DuPrau is the bestselling author of The City of Ember, The People of Sparks, and The Prophet of Yonwood. She lives in Menlo Park, California. Visit her Web site at www.jeanneduprau.com.

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Jack Stevenson, May 15, 2011 (view all comments by Jack Stevenson)
As the fourth and final book in Jeanne DuPrau’s enjoyable “Books of Ember” series, The Diamond of Darkhold smoothly polishes off the enjoyable post-apocalyptic series, but still manages to leave many unfinished questions for the reader. Returning again to the main plotline of Books 1&2 (Book 3,The Prophet of Yonwood, was a prequel) the duo of the inquisitive Doon Harrow and the adventurous Lina Mayfleet stumble across a book that a roamer had brought to town as a fire starter. Deciding to buy the book, Doon finds that it is another book that seemed to be made by the mysterious Builders of Ember, and was meant for them; however, most of the pages were missing. Doon and Lina then decide to travel back to the City of Ember to find whatever was left behind, in hopes that it can help them and the Village of Sparks survive. Throughout the book, themes of adventure, rebuilding, friendship, and exploration are constant. Many other styles seen throughout the series persist in the final book as well, including DuPrau’s stunning ability to describe familiar things as we know them in a sense that makes them seem strange and new to the people of this amazing, post-apocalyptic future: “She had no idea what horses were like. Maybe they were terrible, savage animals. This one certainly looked strong enough to give a person a deadly kick; maybe it would bite.” However, all was not perfect in this finale; the ending does not answer all questions, leaving many other questions only partially answered, even with a possibly major cliffhanger that could never be described in a sequel. Other parts of the book may fit together awkwardly at times to readers, and near the end, events that are mentioned are quickly explained, with some events that could of been chapters-long simply condensed to a paragraph. However, this book can be a satisfying conclusion to the series for some, but can leave much more to be desired for others in its ending and delivery.
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i love this book so much!! you guys should tottaly read this book!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375855719
Author:
DuPrau, Jeanne
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Author:
Pfeffer, Susan Beth
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Good and evil
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Underground areas
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Life As We Knew It Series
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
August 2008
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.91 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 304 pages Random House Books for Young Readers - English 9780375855719 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Dividing the point of view between Lina and Doon, DuPrau keeps the storytelling steady while skillfully casting back to the prior books....The conclusion is everything a series closer should be, satisfying but provocative."
"Review" by , "Readers will find this fast-paced and clever final installment closer to the original than either of the other sequels and will enjoy the logical future detailed at the end."
"Synopsis" by , Lina and Doon go back underground to the dying city of Ember as bestselling author Jeanne DuPrau juxtaposes yet another action-packed adventure with powerful themes about hope, learning, and the search for truth.
"Synopsis" by ,

In this eagerly awaited addition to the dystopian series begun with New York Times best-seller Life As We Knew It, Jon Evans is one of the lucky ones—until he realizes that escaping his safe haven may be the only way to truly survive.

"Synopsis" by , The eagerly awaited addition to the series begun with the New York Times best-seller Life As We Knew It, in which a meteor knocks the moon off its orbit and the world changes forever.

It's been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?

"Synopsis" by , Its been several months since Lina and Doon escaped the dying city of Ember and, along with the rest of their people, joined the town of Sparks. Now, struggling through the harsh winter aboveground, they find an unusual book. Torn up and missing most of its pages, it alludes to a mysterious device from before the Disaster, which they believe is still in Ember. Together, Lina and Doon must go back underground to retrieve what was lost and bring light to a dark world.

In the fourth Book of Ember, bestselling author Jeanne DuPrau juxtaposes yet another action-packed adventure with powerful themes about hope, learning, and the search for truth.

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