Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Prophet of Yonwood, by Jeanne DuPrau

The third book in the Ember series was, to me, the weakest. Set an undefined amount of time earlier than the Ember or Sparks books, this one is about Nickie, a young girl who is in town to help clear out her grandmother's house, and becomes involved in what seems like mass hysteria. A woman who had a stoke (maybe???) is being revered as a prophet, and her mutterings are being taken as divine.

It was all a little weird to me, and although I appreciate the 'message'- don't follow blindly, etc., it felt a little overblown and implausible.

The connection between this book and the others is extremely tenuous- it really didn't fit in with the others.

Quality: 5 Popularity: 8 Overall: 13

The Prophet of Yonwood

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