Saturday, August 02, 2008

The Prophet of Yonwood

well, I was a little confused at first, I wanted to know where Doon and Lina were. This book is set before the other two. A 'prequel', if you will.

this is the beginning of the Barns and Noble summary:

It’s 50 years before the settlement of the city of Ember, and the world is in crisis. War looms on the horizon as 11-year-old Nickie and her aunt travel to the small town of Yonwood, North Carolina. There, one of the town’s respected citizens has had a terrible vision of fire and destruction. Her garbled words are taken as prophetic instruction on how to avoid the coming disaster. If only they can be interpreted correctly. . . . As the people of Yonwood scramble to make sense of the woman’s mysterious utterances, Nickie explores the oddities she finds around town—her great-grandfather’s peculiar journals and papers, a reclusive neighbor who studies the heavens, a strange boy who is fascinated with snakes—all while keeping an eye out for ways to help the world. Is this vision her chance? Or is it already too late to avoid a devastating war?

so, Nikki tries to find 'trouble spots' so that the city will be rid of all 'bad people'. But, are they really doing things that are bad? Nikki isn't sure. Will looking for these people end up causing too much trouble? Who will Nikki grow up to be?

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