The City of Ember, by Jeanne Duprau

The City of Ember, by Jeanne Duprau

This is a fantastic new kids science fiction book (perhaps late elementary or kids reading at that age). Though I didn't get the thrill of reading it as a kid, I enjoyed it nonetheless as an adult. I caught my son pretending to be sleeping last night while it was obvious he had been staying up late reading this book. Makes me proud... Jeanne Duprau has already written a sequel (The People of Sparks) and a prequel (The Prophet of Yonwood) is coming out in May. Update: My son enjoyed the sequel as much as the original, and said if he had to pick, then the third one would be his favorite.