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Silverwing (Silverwing Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Absolutely Enthralling for Young Readers

One of my absolute favorite books in grade school, I highly recommend it to parents looking to entice their child into the world of literature. Mesmerizing and captivating - this book will draw all who read it into the exciting and beautiful world of the Silverwings!

posted by DW-22 on January 13, 2011

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Silverwing was both an educational and enjoyable read.

This was both an educational and enjoyable read. Oppel takes on a mammoth of a project in anthropomorphizing a generally unknown animal like a bat. However, unlike many who fail at the attempt, he succeeds without question. The entire time, Shade always remains a bat in...
This was both an educational and enjoyable read. Oppel takes on a mammoth of a project in anthropomorphizing a generally unknown animal like a bat. However, unlike many who fail at the attempt, he succeeds without question. The entire time, Shade always remains a bat in the reader's mind, with the description of the lifestyle, the senses, the landscape, and the overall world. Its strongest suit is in the educational element, which is captivating the reader as well as informing them. There is no question that anyone will have a much clearer understanding of the world of bats after reading this book.

The mythology is unique to bats, or at least unique to humans in regards to bats, and that adds an element of credibility, making the bats appear to have their own history separate of humans and other animals. My only gripe would be that sometimes it's a little slow, and I'm wondering why I care so much about a story involving bats. However, the fact that I keep reading is to Oppel's credit as a storyteller. It's a fun read, and I recommend this to children ages 8-13 and adults interested in fantasy and nature.

-Lindsey Miller, www.lindseyslibrary.com

posted by Lindsey_Miller on April 12, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2006

    ._. omfg

    Silverwing and Sunwing ownz all books, but Firewing is owned by all books. Bikuz the ending is terrible. Why Shade have to die? He didn't deserved it. And why the stupid Goth got back to life? Really, this is the first story where the evil wins at the ending. Im still hope Oppal write another book: Shade is revived, Goth is killed, and everyone live a happy live for the rest of their not lived lifes.

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