D but it just comes across as lacking For a book with all birds as characters we learn very little about the types of birds portrayed There are pictures of the different types of birds at the head of "Each Chapter But No Key To The "chapter but no key to the and no descriptions within the book If you don t already know what they all look like you are going to have to find out for yourselfLastly the names just drove me crazy Half of them a taken from Norse mythology and half are just random words or a combination of lettersif you know a kid already obsessed with birds this is probably a great book but otherwise it s for the birds Yuk yuk Ragtag is a young swallow who belongs to the Feathered Alliance a group of various birds dedicated to living in peace in the city of Boston When a large group of strong vil birds members of the Talon Empire are forced to leave their homes due to human destruction of their land they decide to take over Boston If the Feathered Alliance does not surrender to the Talon Empire they are told they will be killedbut su I read this book since my younger brother owns it It s simplistic vocabulary is for the younger generation and I njoyed it for a simple uick reading I don t see the point in rating it based
on other mature books since it was written for the teens and below Besides my brother really njoyed reading it other mature books since it was written for the teens and below Besides my brother really The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) enjoyed reading it picked up this book thinking it would be a cheesy okay read to pass the time but once I started reading it I found out that I was pleasantly surprised Of course depending on what yourxpectations are for what makes an Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, enjoyable read your mileage may varyThis book is about a bird war The basic premise is that there is a bird alliance of city birds sparrows pigeons crowstc who suddenly find their territory contested by a group of predatory birds hawks falcons A Fairly Honourable Defeat etc who have been displaced from their forest home by humanxpansion The birds talk to ach other they are not mutant b The book being a lethal combination of poor research insulting language and pretentious plot was one I could not finishhttppussrebootscomblog2018comm This book had neither heart nor soul and would have been only half as long if it hadn t been padded to death with boring dialogue I mean COME ON I know where the stupid birds are going already and what they re doing I don t need them ndlessly talking back and forth at Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue each other about how they re going to go here and do this and while they re on the way there they talk about where they re going and why and when they get there they talk about why they re there The ENTIRE BOOK is like thisNot to mention that all of the characters from Ragtag the protagnist to Tattler the side character andven the The Man Without a Face evil birds of prey aren tven two dimensional They re one dimensional They re not. En out of the Berkshires by ncroaching human development They head toward Boston which is already occupied by the birds of the city but that won’t stop the rap. Recommend to fans of The Guardians of GaHoole and Warriors series The battles between the Feathered Alliance and the Bird of Prey are fast paced Ragtag is a young sparrow who is continuously ignored and put down so is somewhat withdrawn from the politics and old ways of the Feathered Alliance but demonstrates his leadership and ingenuity as he attempts to save the city of Boston from being taken over by raptorsI love the references "to the
HUMANS WOW JUST WOWSO WE HAVEWOW Just WowSo We have as the setting for an pic feathered battle a whole flock of "the humans WOW Just WowSo We have Boston as the setting for an Gone (Gone, epic feathered battle a whole flock of and loads of problems being thrown at our feathery friends When the Talon Empire is forced from their homes they decide to move to the city where the Feathered Alliance had kept to themselves so far but the two groups can t seem to be able to live together peacefully Ragtag a plucky little Swallow thinks he knows how to help but no one seems willing to listen Now it s up to one little Swallow to save the city from the Talon Empire if only the others would listen The birds who live in the city of Boston are under seige Anmpire of falcons hawks and other raptors are advancing from the west Nothing stands in their way Threads Of The Shroud except a small swallow named Ragtag who is an outcast among the city birds It s only when Ragtag discovers and helps an injuredagle that the city birds realize they have a chance But the All Seated on the Ground eagle vanishes forcing Ragtag and his friends to go on a uest to find the only hope of saving their city This is a very fast read with nicely defined characters Ragtag is a swallow living in Boston His mother is the representative of the swallows to the city wide bird government The Feathered Alliance The city is being attacked by the Raptors an alliance of falcons hawks and other meatating birds This has a good cover although I wish it was just a touch lighter and it s a good readalike for the animal adventure genre Warriors series Oppel s Silverwing series Personally it s not my genre I m not really into blood spillage I wish the characterizations were a bit deeper the plot s a bit predictable the writing isn t that great But those aren t generally the things that kids will worry about and my uibbles are slight It s good just not awesome Man I was so Untitled. excited about this book when I saw the cover but there is reason they tell you not to judge a book that way The plot is fine a tiny swallownds up being the key figure in a a war between Boston s songbirds and an invading group of raptors The book flap describes it as a re imagining of the classic hero story set in the city of BostonWhat went wrong First of all I think I can count on two hands the number of adjectives in the book Everything is driven by dialogue with some action thrown in between I think it s trying to be fast pace. Warring birds battle over the city of Boston in an action packed fantasyIn this ngrossing story for older middle graders hundreds of birds of prey have been driv.
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REBELLIOUS SLIGHTLY FOOLISH YOUNG BIRD WHOslightly foolish young bird who against all odds but instead he s just an annoyingly stupid little birdThere s no real plot but instead he s just an annoyingly stupid little birdThere s no real plot vil birds are coming Oh no The Feathered Alliance will be broken because the Against All Odds evil raptors are going tonslave them allAnd therein lies the biggest problem of this book The birds "Don T Really Act Like Birds I Can Buy That "t really act like birds I can buy that the non raptor citybirds formed an alliance to look out for Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage each other fine with some interclan scuffles But I just can t buy that solitary and territorial birds of prey all form the Talon Empire and allow themselves to be ruled by an osprey forming an army bignough to wipe out Boston s The DOS entire bird population in the course of a few daysIt s as though the author wanted to writepic battles like Brian Jacues Redwall series but wanted to preserve the birds as birds like the rabbits in Watership Down instead of having them carry weapons and wear clothes with the Against All Odds end result that this book is a morass of boring dialogue in lieu of scene setting or plot with random birds that don tven display proper birdlike behavior ie the Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism evil raptors are sovil they kill little birds for fun but there s no mention of them Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils everating their prey because gosh I guess that s too violent and gruesomeI also have the sneaking suspicion that the author didn t do any real research at all about birds Pigeons and swallows fly very different from sparrowhawks and falcons because of the difference in the size and shape of their bodies and wings but you d think that Payment Due every little bird is the cheetah of the skies the way they outfly and outmaneuver the raptors Not to mention all the times when oh noes the raptors miss the little birds by a talon length and instead just shear off some tail feathers Tail feathers are vital to the way a bird flies and losing one so violently in midflight is bound to have conseuences on their aerial capabilities All rightnough I didn t need or reuire Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, exhaustivencyclopedic descriptions of aerial avian maneuverability but I m no Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, expert andven I know this and when you re presenting a book about birds as birds I The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, expect them to ACT like birds These don t They hop and fly and that s about all the birdness they display There wasven a point where some city birds are captured and are beginning to starve because their raptor captors promised to bring them berries to feed them Excuse me BERRIES Really In the middle of Boston these little sparrows and pigeons and cardinals Turbulence expect the raptors to bring them BERRIES as if BERRIES are anasily obtainable staple of their Tropical Bioproductivity everyday dietAHEM Anyway yes 1 star for being boring way too padded with dialogue and worst of all claiming to bepic tale of bird VS bird warfare. Tors Soon the Talon Empire and the Feathered Alliance are at war and as the battle Elizabeth Ann Seton ensues an unlikely heromerges to defend his home a young swallow named Ragtag.