Saturday, October 11, 2008

City of Ember

Yesterday was the release of the movie City of Ember! It's based on a YA book by Jeanne DuPrau (1st of a trilogy) & is a big middle-school read, though I know 4th and 5th graders have read it too.

So it's all checked out--and of course we won't have the DVD in for awhile. What are we going to recommend to the kids who come in looking for it or who loved the movie?

If you haven't read it (it's a good one), read a few reviews* and see what other upper-elementary/middle school titles come to mind as possible recommendations. Leave a comment with your title, and why you think it's a good read-alike.

If everyone leaves one or two ideas, we'll have a really nice list to help kids out with this month!

*reviews are easy to find--just click on the cover image in Milllennium.


Alyson said...

I don't mean to be a recommendation hog, but there is a list of utopia/dystopia books on the teen site.
City of Ember is on the list, so many of the others would make good readalikes.

Jill Corrente said...

I'll try to get some up on the treehouse, too. We have a pretty nice selection of if you like listings--let me know if you see we are missing something!

Amie said...

NOt impressed by the movie, they killed the whole mystery right in the first 2 minutes!