Lexile Measure®: 680L
Look at the title and the picture on the cover. What do you think this book will be about? Will it be serious or humorous? When and where does it take place?
How did the builders of Ember make sure that the instructions would not be seen for two hundred and twenty years? Do you thinik this was a good idea or a bad idea? Why?
What went wrong with the builders' plan? What could/would you do different if you were a builder?
Why is electricity very important to the city of Ember? Is there anything that our world is dependent on too?
What would bother you the most about living in Ember? Is there anything you would like about living there?