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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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  • Posted January 13, 2011

    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!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2006

    Great Ending

    I only gave this book 4 stars because the ending was good but the beginning wasn't that good. Actually it was one of the best endings I have ever read, and I don¿t like fantasy books. Here is what Silverwing is about. It is about a young silverwing bat named Shade. He is the runt of the colony. He is always trying to prove himself. He breaks the law that the bats can¿t see the sun. That law keeps the bats safe at night. Now all the silverwings are mad at him. But one isn't. Frieda is the only one who doesn¿t hate him. She even shows him the echo chamber. This chamber has all the silverwing history, that is constantly echoing off the walls! But Tree Haven, the nursery roost where bats are born, gets burned down because Shade broke the law. Shade has one last chance to prove himself on a dangerous migration. But in a storm Shade gets blown out to an island. Here he meets Marina, a brightwing bat. Together they fly back to shore and continue the migration. When they get to the city, they meet Zephyr who is keeper of the spire. He can see into the past and future and he is helpful to them in their journey. Along the way, Shade and Mirana meet Goth and Throbb, giant jungle carnivorous bats, who were captured by humans and escaped. They try to trick Shade into letting them take Shade's colony into the jungle where they would make them their slaves. But the humans capture them again. So Shade and Marina go on. They find a hut where all the bats have bands. They believe they can become human. They also go to a rat kingdom where he meets a half bat half rat. He helps them escape. I won't tell you any more or it would give away the ending. This book had a slow beginning but an awesome ending. My advice is, although the beginning is somewhat boring, take time to read it because it gets much better as the book goes on.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2014

    The best!!!!!

    this story was really intristing. It gets a little cinfusing at some parts, but otherwise, this story was VERY hard to put down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2007

    Silver Wing was an AMAZING book!!!!!

    Silver Wing is about a bat named Shade who is the runt of the litter. There is one bat that is constantly making fun of Shade because he is so small and is not strong at all. His name is Chinook. All of the other Silver Wing kids look up to Chinook because he is the 'big shot'. There is a constant battle between the 'Birds and the Beasts'. The Birds are all of thee birds in the forest. The Beasts are cats. I really enjoyed reading the Silver Wing and usually I don't like to read much. This book is an easy read and is also very informational about how bats live and there hard ships.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2009

    My 7 year old likes it a lot

    She finds this book interesting, and would like to read more in the series. Her favorite thing about this book is the character, Shade. Shade is cute, according to her. Read the series! Boys like it, too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2005

    Well laid out plot

    Excellent plot transistions, well done characters, and creative climax\conclusion. My only regret is that it is a little corny at times.

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