The People of Sparks: Jeanne DuPrau

Book Report by Pete


A sequel to the City of Ember, The People of Sparks is about the life of the civilians of the now dead City of Ember. In this book two young teenagers lead the city of 400 people above ground and walk for several days. Being tired and hungry they see a glimmer of hope, the agricultural city of Sparks where they will feed and provide water for the battered Emberites. Tensions grow with both the people of Sparks and the people of Ember. The people of Sparks are getting more reluctlent to share their supplies, and the people of Ember, the people who to the work in the field were accused of destroying a crate of tomatoes. When grudges lead to an accidental fire, the two teens lead their fellow Emberites in helping the people of Sparks in extinguishing both the physical flame and the flame of anger. The Emberites being experienced in electricity manage to scavenge up spare parts and are able to power a light bulb.
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What did you like about the book?

I liked the action and suspense presented in the text, and the conflict/ resolution between the people of Sparks and Ember.

Was the book well written? Why?

Yes, the book was very well written, because of the drama and great resolution in the book.

Would you recommend the book?

Yes, I would recommend this book if you enjoy reading with a post-apocalyptic setting, and if you've read the City of Ember.

Describe the author's writing style.

Jeanne DePrau's writing style is a realistic fiction style because of the post-apocalyptic setting.