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“I typically don't read Young Reader books. But, when my son's 7th grade teacher recommended this to me, I took it on. Glad I did. "The Wind Singer" is an amazing story on par with J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit". It is an illustrative and adventurous story about Kestrel, her brother Bowman,...”see full review » see other reviews »
“The book The Wind Singer is really similar to the Hunger Games series (although not as popular or exiting), the setting and actions take a little time to get used to as they're very original and different from your ordinary vampires&werewolf's. I must say the beginning is confusing as it doesn't start off a clean idea but rather during action but that's what keeps you reading! I read pages 1-20 where it discusses the main character Mumpho which is curious about her fathers disappearance, I can tell this book will be interesting!”Barbara F wrote this review Wednesday, May 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great book highly recommend”Zoe K wrote this review Friday, April 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This well written tale includes interesting turns in the plot, a fascinating fantasy world, and beautiful examples of love and sacrifice. I particularly enjoyed the family dynamics, and the way the underdog in the story proves himself. The various people groups add spice to the narrative, and the two moving cities of desert travelers who war without a kill give a touch of wry humor. The plot never flags but moves compellingly toward the climax. A good read.
“Not the best book I've ever read, but fun and engaging. I'm a type who tends to like very clean-cut world building, and this does not match that; while it was very imaginative, bits of it seemed to be included more because they were fun and "hey it's for youth so we can get away with it", not because they made sense or had any real relevance to the larger story. There were many small inconsistencies throughout, in fact, but it was an enjoyable read nonetheless. ”Ricki wrote this review Monday, December 31, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I typically don't read Young Reader books. But, when my son's 7th grade teacher recommended this to me, I took it on. Glad I did. "The Wind Singer" is an amazing story on par with J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit". It is an illustrative and adventurous story about Kestrel, her brother Bowman, and Mumpo who flee from an oppressive, performance-based society in order to find the voice to the Wind Singer machine built many generations ago by an unknown people. If found and brought back to Aramanth, this voice would restart the Wind Singer, ultimately resulting in happiness being restored, void of academic achievement and oppression. While encountering everything from an underground Mud People, desert warriors, overly-aged children, oversized flying predators, wolves, and a marching army; Kestrel and her team must hurry home with the voice in order to save her parents and the people of Aramanth.
If you like fantasy along the lines of The Hobbit with a real-life message behind it, I highly recommend "The Wind Singer".”
“Absolutely amazing so much better than hunger games, this book never gets old.”Georgie wrote this review Thursday, November 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A stunning trilogy set in a fantasy world. Twins Kestrel and Bowman are caught up in an adventure that will take them away from the orderly, safe existence they understand and set them on the path to freeing their world from the grip of evil.
Highly recommended to readers from Y4 - 6 who love adventure. This book deservedly won the major Bristh Smarties Gold award.”
“I really liked this book, I liked the part with the citys on wheels.”Pelayo wrote this review Friday, June 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“When I saw this front cover, I wasnt very intrested at all - the pure reason I picked it up was because it won a prize. Even so, Im so glad I did. I was completly sucked into it from the beginning, and could instantly sympathise with the characters and their struggles. My favourite thing about the book was that it had a Harry Potter/Star wars feel to it, where you its a journey and you meet many allies and enimies along the way, so everyone will remember their favourites parts - myne were the Mud People! :D So overall, I wonderful book which I can truly say gripped to the end (especially the descriptions and speech between the children and adults), and without a doubt I shall eagerly read the Next one in the series. 5 stars and a Favourite :)”Robert B wrote this review Saturday, February 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No