The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel

Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 8+

Adaptation of sci-fi favorite a little murky visually.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 4 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Stands out for and .

Community Reviews

age 9+
I think that this is a quite tame book that my kid enjoyed. it was a bit boring though but it was not bad but it took like 2 hours or less to read!
age 8+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • The Chaos Poster Image

    The Chaos

    Surrealism, folklore mix in unforgettable disaster fantasy.

    age 14+
  • Struck Poster Image

    Struck

    Intense sci-fi romance in post-big-earthquake L.A.

    age 12+
  • Unison Spark Poster Image

    Unison Spark

    Sci-fi thriller puts a futuristic spin on social networking.

    age 12+

For kids who love science fiction and graphic novels

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of luggage and a map
    Adventures
    See all
  • Cartoon hands high fiving
    Friendship
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate