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The People of Sparks (Ember, Book 2)

The People of Sparks  - Jeanne DuPrau A stronger and more intelligent novel than its predecessor. The issues are more concrete, less abstract ("how do we get along" instead of "how do we keep the lights of our strange underground dystopia running?") and the characters are all stronger and more developed. There are still failings, certainly - the excursion to The City is undercooked and the whole thing still feels a bit simplistic - but it's a worthy read even for adults (whereas "Ember" really only gets the nod for kids).RB review is TK...