This book is so amazing....who would have thought you could write a children's fiction novel about bats, and make it enjoyable???? well, if anyone can, it has got to be kenneth oppel, because he has succeded in doing this unthinkable task, that i dont think any author has accomplished.
well, this book follows a trouble-making young Silverwing bat, named Shade, who loses his colony during his first ever migration. along the way of him trying to get back on the right track, he meets many species of bats, Graywings, Brightwings, and even killer bats....but i'm not gonna give away any more, because you have to read it.
if i love it so much, you are probably wondering why I deducted one star. well, this is becasue some scenes are a bit too detailed, especialy the parts where the killer bats are feeding, eww[...] it is still good, and if you can stomach some things that are sort of gross, then you will love this book.
another thing you might like, is that this book is sort of also educational, teaching children about bats, habitat, what they eat, etc.... I am a 13 year -old reader, and i have had the box set, since i was probably about 11. However, with all the other books i read, i didnt read this until a few weeks ago, in june 2006. SO i think this book is great for all ages, a fast-paced adventure