The People of Sparks by Jeanne Duprau
I am Thijs. I enjoy reading (maybe a little too much) and being outdoors. I have a younger brother and my favorite dessert is root beer floats.
The People of Sparks is a wonderful sequel to The City of Ember. If you have not already read The City of Ember make sure to check it out before reading this book. After reading the first book I could not wait to read this book! It did not disappointment me. I actually enjoyed the second book more than the first. The reason I enjoyed the second book more was because there are other towns involved in the story and they have sun, not only darkness. I found it interesting that the people of Ember had to learn everything about this new world. For example, the red ball in the sky they are unfamiliar with and the green material beneath their feet.
The story starts when a boy from the town of Sparks named Torren see’s little specks coming down from the hillside. He goes to tell the people of Sparks about what he saw. The town of Sparks gathers to see the newcomers. Two kids from the new arrivals step forward and say their names are Doon and Lina. They ask if their people from the City of Ember can stay in the town of Sparks. The three mayors of Sparks discuss the matter. In the end the mayors decide that the people from Ember can only stay for six months. They will be provided with food and taught to start a town of their own. Will the people of Ember be able to make it in this strange new world? Do they have what it takes to live in this new world?