It is very weird that an ordinary woman living in Yonwood could look into the future by getting a vision and see mass destruction in the world. I wonder what makes this true. Even if this is true why isn’t anybody taking any action to make peace within the United States and the Phalanx Nations. (2-3)
The author has created a lot of suspense by introducing this novel with a mood of worry, anticipation. The first chapter was already about war giving the reader a reason to read more. Now I feel like I can’t put the book down because I want to read more about what happens in the war. This was a great technique used. (4)
Nickie is a very determined character with alot of hopes and expectations. Nickie had traversed all the way from Philadelphia to California because she wants to see her ancestors house even though they are going to sell it. Nickie knows without a doubt that Yonwood is the best place for her and she already knows that she will be able to convince her family not to sell her grandpa’s house. Moreover, she wants to fall in love being an ll year old. (12)
The author describes the house in alot of detail. He shows the house as if it has feelings. This is an example of personification (17-18)
Nickie is shown as a very kind character. She understands the situation that the teenage girl is in. Instead of being terrified, Nickie was very welcoming towards the girl who had been living in the house since her grandpa died (22)
It seems as if the crisis is a big thing going on. There is a lot going on in Nickie's life because of the crisis. Maybe Nickie will have a part in the crisis. (26-27)
The author is most likely going to make the plot revolving around the three goals of Nickie since the author had wrote about the goal's and Nickie's determination and curiosity many times.(30)
There is seriously something suspicious going on in the town of Yonwood. There is a mood of fear and anxiety throughout the book as people starting to figure out what the recent attack on the shop and the sighting of man coming to town could mean (36)
I wonder what the jets that were in the sky had symbolized. Nickie had seen them before so were they used to fire bullets, or for protection. All I understand is that they definitely had something to do with the crisis (41)
Woah! This was a big cliff hanger. The author immediately ended the chapter when someone came in Greenhaven house when Nickie and Amanda were in the kitchen. Would Amanda get caught? Who was the person that came in? Finding the answers to these questions is making me want to read more (49)
Amanda living with the prophet, Nickie wanting to help in saving the world, and Mrs.Beeson turning up don't seem like a coincidence. It looks as if this was meant to happen and further in the book all these event will come as one and fit together like pieces of a puzzle (55-56)
It's so weird how Nickie's father has come up in the story often and there have been two postcards from Nickie's dad but both postcards don't say much on them. I wonder why the author is bothering to include the father in the story when there are so many missing gaps about him (62).
I t seems as if there is something very important written in the notebook that Grover had. Now the notebook is in Hoyt Mccoy's house creating a huge problem for grover. Mayby whatever was in the blue notebok had something to do with the crisis(71).
That as so weird. How can the sky break in half and how could their be a light behind the sky. That was almost magical. The author has created an obscure plot with full of mysteries (76).
The residents of yonwood have so much fate in the prophet that they even believe that she could save them from being attacked if there is going to be war. What they are forgetting is that everybody gets damaged in war either emotionally or physically (85-86)
THis is so amazing. Nickie's grandfather might be talking about time travel in his journal entry. Maybe that's hoew the prophet had got a "vision" of the future (90).
I wonder if what the prophet had said was true. Maybe not having any lights was helpful or maybe the prophet must be murmuring about what was going to happen in the future. This is just adding more and more mystery (97).
I wonder what the mmmmmmmmm meant? I think that maybe time travel was true and that had something to do with what Nickie's Grandpa was writing about in the journal. It was also very weird how the lady talked to Nickie as if she should know something that everybody does but isn't supposed to talk about it. (101)
The author is creating a third point of view of only two characters. Recently the character has described Grover and his life in the eyes of Nickie and I think that he will describe Nickie in the eyes of Grover (106)
Nickie thinks that keeping snakes as pets is wrong so she goes to tell Ms.Beeson about Grover and the snakes. But wasn't what she did wrong? She also shouldn't have interfered in someone else's prvacy. (115)
The way that Ms.Beeson said that you should be willing to do ANYTHING for god's work was very unusual. It feels like Ms.Beeson is doing something wrong and making god's work an excuse for her wrongdoing (120)
I still wonder what this alternate universe is that Nickie's grandpa is talking about. This is very very confusing and is adding much more suspense to the story (130).
The plot of the story is very unclear and not at all lucid. It makes me want to read more and more (130).
Grover is a very smart and resourceful character. Right at the nick of time when he thought there was a terrorist in the woods he created a simple easy plan. This shows that Grover is most likely an important character throughout the book (141)
Nickie and Grover seem to be bonding even though the author portrayed them as not really friends in the beginning of the book. They both love interesting things and are very curious which makes them a good pair. Nickie and Grover remind me alot of Lina and Doon in the first book of this series (149)
Woah! What is up with Hoyt Mc.Coy. He is such a mysterious, weird character. Now he's even pointing guns at people and not shooting them. I really want to find more about what's going on in the book (154)
I wonder what Hoyt means when he says that he's trying to alter the world's future? Maybe Hoyt is the "m" that Nickie's Grandpa writes about in his journal. Also, It's amazing how calm Hoyt was even though he was facing cops in front of his house with guns (160)
Hoyt Mcoy is a different character. He doesn't seem lthe same one minute and the next he's changed totally. But one thing I noticed about Hoyt is that he is not glib at all. I feel like there is sincerity and passion in the way he talks. I think that Hoyt really does have something fascinating that could change the town of Yon wood. I know that I use to think that Hoyt was an antagonist but my opinion has changed (165)
Nickie is in a really tough situation right now and has now idea who to stick up for or who to believe. The author has created a huge conflict of choosing between the right and wrong thing to do for Nickie. I wonder what she will do (185)
I knew it! There is a code that needs to be cracked from the messages Nickie's father is ending. It seems as if Nickie's father wants her to do something important before the war starts. Maybe this will help Nickie to be free from her guilt and lament behavior (191)
Hoyt seems like a nice person. But what he showed Nickie was weird and I still do not understand what the lights were that he called a part of a universe. Maybe the author will show me more throughout the book (200)
This is soo absurd! why would god want to get rid of dogs! Ms.Beeson is totally wrong and thankfully Nickie found that out soon. I thoght that Ms.Beeson would anounce that about 100 people had to go in a cave to the city of ember since I am reading the prequel to the city of ember (208)
I feel so bad for Grover.He did nothing wrong and still he was punished. This shows how much Ms.Beeson was wrong. People in the town need to start realizing this and they need to make a change fast. Maybe Nickie and Grover will help the residents of Yonwood to not be so dependent on Ms.Beeson and her beliefs (217)
The theme of this book is that it is hard to accept something that's different. In the book, Ms.Beeson calls everything different wrong and she punishes people for being different. But what she doesn't realize is that the only one she's hurting is herself and she is the one who is becoming the bad person and doing "wrong" (228)
I feel so sad and ripped apart after reading what Nickie feels like after losing Otis. The author did such an amazing job describing the pain, the hurt, the anger, and the loss of Nickie. The author did this so that the reader feels what Nickie feels and almost goes through the experince. I want to read more so that I find out if Crystal and Nickie are able to save the dogs. I really hope they do (237).
Nickie has really morphed into a different character from the beggining and end of the book. She isn't that shy quiet girl anymore. She is brave, fearless, wise, and hopeful. Nickie now knows her aim and she understands between the right and wrong (235).
Nickie tried to keep Otis incognito and invisible but I knew all along that someone would betray Nickie. This created a huge external conflict between Nickie and Amanda and Nickie and Ms.Beeson (237)
I agree with Crystal. Love is love, there isn't any rules on who and how you should love someone as long as the person or thing you love doesn't harm anything in any way. Ms.Beeson had no right to steal so much from people just because she thought "god thought it was wrong". I think that the prophet is talking about the events in her vision and not what she thinks they should do to save mankind in the present (244)
I feel bad for Grover. He didn't deserve to be the victim of Ms.Beeson's baleful behavior. I hope he is able to fulfill his dream. In fact, I think that Nickie has a huge idea to help Grover. The pair have become great friends. (250)
Nickie has gone through a lot. She use to have a very simple life. Now it's very out of shape, broken up and somewhat craggy. But atleast now Nickie knows what to believe in. She knows that she has a god that loves everyone and everything. Nickie knows not to get trapped into Ms.Beeson's cajoling character. Nickie is a kind of character that is determined to face the wrong, kind and nice to help friends, and fearless to e different (257-262)
YEEEESSSSSS! I KNEW IT!!! Althea Tower was talking about what she was seeing in her vision and not what was supposed to happen in the present. I am not surprised that Nickie figured it out. I knew all along that Nickie would fulfill her third goal and save the world in some unique way. This is also another little climax after the dog incident when Ms.Beeson took the dogs away (270).
I feel so happy for Nickie. She was able to keep Greenhaven since her aunt bought it even though Nickie went to live with her father in California. Nickie fell in love this summer. But she fell in love with her dog-Otis. Nickie was also able to save the world in a way by being one of the first inhabitants in the City of Ember-the underground city. She fulfilled all her goals--not in the order and the way she expected to fulfill them--but she still did. So now this is the end to the third book of THE CITY OF EMBER series (289)
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