The Prophet of Yonwood

The Prophet of Yonwood

Ember Series, Book 3

eBook - 2006
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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?In this prequel to the acclaimed The City of Ember and The People of Sparks, Jeanne DuPrau investigates how,...
Publisher: New York : Random House Books for Young Readers, 2006
ISBN: 9780375840708
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Feb 05, 2020

This book was great, but I was a little scared. This book is very scary, expectdly what happens to the world in it. Recommanded for ages 10 and up.

Aug 09, 2017

To be very honest, this book was my least favourite of the four. It just didn't appeal to me in a way the original and second did. The story jumps back to the past where the start of Ember and why the city was created. The protagonist is also dependent on a "single" parent/guardian and seeks out another for support. It seems like this author has a thing for writing about characters with only one direct family relation to look up to. Also, I found the beginning and ending a bit hard to grasp at. The plot just unraveled a bit at the seams, but for anyone who is organized in thought this would be a good book!
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 14, 2015

In the Prequel to the People of Ember series, 11-year-old Nickie goes with her aunt to Yonwood to help get a house ready to be sold during the time when there is a threat of nuclear war and Nickie discovers the difference between good and evil.

Mar 11, 2014

Really disappointing. I felt this book detracts from the original and engaging heart of the series. It's the epitome of anti-climatic. Really worth won't miss anything you can't glean from a quickie summary.

May 28, 2013

This is not a terrible book. While I do appreciate the thought of a prequel, the Prophet of Yonwood meanders a lot, so much so that when DuPrau finally connects the dots in the end, the anti-climactic finale feels very rushed instead of awe-inspiring. As well, DuPrau boldly incorporates many different subjects in the novel, including violence, impending/inevitable war, religion and faith, which is great to see in a young adult novel. However, the reason this Prophet of Yonwood doesn't quite work as well as People of Sparks is because the subjects and themes here aren't so much commented on and tied back in at the end, making them feel haphazardly thrown in. This book is still a decent read -- I particularly liked the parallel of the heightened tensions of the Cold War -- but it had the potential of being something greater than it was.

Apr 11, 2013

Terrible installment to the series. Changed my view on these books.

Dec 23, 2012

Not as good as the first.

turtlele333 Sep 12, 2012

Awesome prequel! I loved how Jeanne DuPrau made the plot!

Aug 21, 2012

The perfect plot twist to the series

Aug 02, 2012

love the book. i hope the next one is just as good :)

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