2. A Cliffhanger is a device borrowed from silent films in which an episode ends at a moment of great tension or suspense. In literature, it usually appears at the end of a chapter to encourage the reader to continue on it the book. What are the cliffhangers at the ends of Chapters Fifteen and Sixteen?
3. People built the city of Ember because they feared the human race would not survive. In what ways did they miscalculate? Should Ember be abandoned or can it be improved?
4. Will you read the next book in the series? Why or why not?