The Prophet Of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau
Describe it in 25 words or less.
Brigette: The prequel to The City Of Ember and what happened about a half a century before it.
Morgan: A girl with high expectations for her “new life” in Yonwood, tries to accomplish her goals in life but ends up making many mistakes.
Any particular reason for choosing this book?
Morgan: I’m reading the whole Ember series.
Brigette: Children’s Literature/Drama
Morgan: Science Fiction/Drama/Children’s Literature
Who was your favorite character and why?
Brigette: Nickie’s dad because, although you only hear from him in postcards, he’s the only one with any sense in the whole book.
Morgan: Grover because he thought for himself and didn’t pay any attention to all the nonsense around him, but I could also relate to Nickie a fair amount.
Who was your least favorite character and why?
Brigette: Brenda Beeson because she thinks she speaks for God.
Morgan: Brenda Beeson because she bugged me thinking that God was ALWAYS the answer.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? Was it worth the wait?
Brigette: This has been the slowest paced book of the series so far and I really think it was unnecessary.
Morgan: It didn’t take too long and it was pretty intriguing from beginning to end. There was always a mystery or new idea along the way!
Was it plot or character driven?
Morgan: I’d say more character driven.
What did you think of the ending?
Brigette: The last 3 pages were the only necessary part of the entire book.
Morgan: The ending was the only part that really connected up to the other books in the series, so I’d say it was necessary.
What was the moral of the story?
Brigette: Don’t just blindly follow someone else’s version of right and wrong.
Morgan: Even though you might make mistakes and follow wrong ideas, you will eventually accomplish your goals. The moral really connected with me because I make a lot of mistakes myself.
Brigette: “You should think about what’s the right thing to do. Not just take someone’s word for it.” – Grover
Morgan: “Life is messy. There’s no way around it.” – Granny Carrie
Have you read other books in the series?
Would you like to see it adapted into a film?
Brigette: Maybe if it made it more exciting and more relevant to the rest of the series.
Who would you recommend it to?
Brigette: Eleven year old girls who are feeling that mixture of independence and insecurity for the first time.
Morgan: Any young person, really, or anyone who doesn’t think for themselves.
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Craft/Activity: Constellation Jar
Recipe: Hot Chocolate
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