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Kudos for Jeanne,
This review is from: The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember (Hardcover)
This February I visited my Grandmother in Menlo Park, CA. She was raving about how her neighbor (Jeanne) wrote this fabulous book. The next day I read the manuscript and loved it. I received the official version yesterday and read it from start ton finish in just a few hours. Jeanne writes with the Fluency of J.K. Rowling and Philip Pullman and the Eloquence of Tolkien. The story of Lina and Doon in a desperate attempt to save their beloved people reads well and is compelling all the way to the cliffhanger of a last page. Something this great could only have come from someone as wonderful as Ms. DuPrau. Do not turn up the opportunity to read this book, it is a must have for all ages.