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I can dig it out at mam s house ummmmm this book was very strange VERY VERY STRANGE but my mam house ummmmm this book was very strange VERY VERY STRANGE but found myself iking it for some reason but just this book was very strange VERY VERY STRANGE but i found myself Psychologische Homöopathie. liking it for some reason but just warn you if you haven t read it this is one of the weirdest things i have read in my entireife I can describe this book in one word Strange In fact it was so strange I could hardly relate to any characters as they and their situations were so unbelievablebut The Viva Mayr Diet: 14 days to a flatter stomach and a younger you let me start the things I didike The dystopian fantasy world where ong ago the manth people who were settlers found salt mines and made their wealth Travellers from the desert plains built the wind singer a contraption that when the wind blows a tune is played that keeps the manth people happy But the morah an all powerful spirit ord which appeared to consist of a R High Performance Programming legion of consciousness threatened the cityong ago so they were forced to give a part of the wind singer away eaving it non functioning So its up to our 3 heroes to retrieve itI iked the city of Aramanth descriptions where exams are everything and everyone must sit the same exam in order to get a rating which will determine theirs and their family s status in society and where they Scala for Java Developers live Theeaders of this society believe the exams are fair giving eual opportunity to all For me this reminded me of my school days and how our education system is today and it may also raise uestions on whether this type of testing today really is fair on everyoneIn fact at one point some characters did point out that if they were tested on things they knew then their whole rating would be differentBut that s basically it when it comes to good development I do appreciate that this book is aimed for much younger audiences but strongly do feel it could have been made believable Nearly all the situations the characters were in were extremely far fetched which had me eye rolling and cringing most of the time The characters themselves were seriously 2D cutouts that The Qur'an, Morality and Critical Reason: The Essential Muhammad Shahrur lacked all kinds of depth I mean they did dramatic things without even a thought for the rest of their family nor did they seem to care about themselves and their own wellbeing Talk about self destruct I also felt this book was sugarcoated too much for myiking too with violent scenes bogged down and heartwarming moments that made me want to throw the book across the room I should also mention that the Vermeer to Eternity last uarter is so fast paced itsike the author wanted to rush and get the book finished Huh he probably realised what a crappy job he d done and decided he wanted out Heaven to Betsy lolI would not recommend this book to anyone over the age of 12 as the young and unbelievable characters areikely to appeal to children and young children at that In year 7 my class was split into reading groups There were six people in my group and we were the capable group of the class When it came time to select the book we would read and discuss our group was divided in regards to what we should choose The four boys in my group wanted to read this book I assume just to spite us and my friend and I wanted to read another book the title escapes me at the moment After much heated debate about how good our book would be purely because of the blurb and cover our badass younger selves ignored the wise words don t judge a book by it s cover we came to a vote as pleasant democracy abiding citizens would Sadly because of majority rules we were subjected to read The Wind Singer But as fate would find me I actually enjoyed this book it was a bit freaky and could be boring and slow at some scenes but I really So B. It liked itThe Irony comes when I was the only one in my group to actually finish the book and the guys whom claimed it to be superior to any book in existence begged the teacher toet us chose another one I started this book when I was much younger about six or seven and I was hooked Unfortunately I was unable to finish it until much Cabaret later about three or four yearsater and it still had me hooked The book made me happy Of course there wersome unaswered uestions especially about the old children and the windsinger but the rest of it was really charming I didn t really mind the made up words because they just added a ighter tone towhat could have been a depressing story I especially oved Mumpo and a few of the twins character traits The violence in the book didn t really bother me because of the way the author didn t dwell on it Iwas surprised that there would be books after it because it had a pretty tidy ending Anyhow it just provides an opportunity for a abckstory plus I would ove to see how Aramanth fared after they inhabitants gained their freedom If was to critically analyse it now I would probably find disturbing messages or plot holes but reading it as a child it made me happy And that s what a children s book should do. Alling off its terrible army of Zars Armed with desperate bravery wits and determination Kestrel Bowman and a tagalong classmate set off to find the key Along the way they meet allies and foes but in order to succeed in their uest they must face the most sinister force of all the powerful Mor. Children s books about the horrors of standardized testing are increasingly popular these days From Edward Bloor s well intentioned Story Time to The Report Card by the otherwise talented Andrew Clements these books have attempted to capture the dangers of this destructive teaching tool Both books have fallen short eaving some people to wonder if there could ever be a book that discusses this controversial subject well What few people know is that there s a fantastic well written and beautifully put together fantasy series that begins with the horrific results of what happens when a society bases all decisions on testing Regular methodical testing In William Nicholson s The Wind Singer the first In His Wind On F his Wind On F the city of the first

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his Wind F In the city of the Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice lives of its citizens are ruled by a color coded caste system of standardized tests How well one does on the yearly High Examination determines what you do for work where youive and even what color clothing you wear Those that test poorly find themselves consigned to the dismal one room tenements and menial En plein coeur labor of the Grey district while those who test well can eventually aspire toife in the mansions and illustrious careers of the White district Free thinking and creativity are unheard of but most of the city s residents are content with their way of The Bookshop on the Shore life One family however is not The Haths Hanno and Ira have raised their three children the twins Kestrel and Bowman and baby Pinpin to believe that there are important things inife than moving up in society s ranks They teach their children the old stories that everyone else has forgotten such as the Dance Real Slow legend of the strange archaic structure that still stands in the middle of Aramanth known as the Wind Singer The tales go that once the Wing Singer made beautiful music that made everyone in Aramanth happy and kept away evil The Wind Singer s voice however wasost The Art of Memoir long ago causing the conditions in the city to deteriorate rapidly When one day Kestrel rebels tired of the endless rules regulations and tests and her entire family is put in jeopardy she finds that the only way to save them and the entire city from their horrible fate is to find the Wind Singer s voice and return it to its rightful place Armed with only an old map she and her brother Bowman and their friend Mumpo must set out on their uest which will bring them face to face with a sinister evil than any they could have imaginedI picked this up from theibrary because I have been in kind of a slump as far as reading goes I have a bunch of books that I m in the middle of right now that I just can t seem to slog through past a certain point I wanted something fun that I could read uickly and I figured this would be just the thing While overall I thought this was a pretty good book I did have some issues with it The main thing I didn t The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life like about it was that it seemed even for a YA book to be very thinly fleshed out I thought that the set up for the kids big uest was very good but once things got moving I feltike the author glossed over too much After Kestrel Bowman and Mumpo get started on their journey they have various adventures of course but I felt ike these were rushed through and there wasn t enough detail given about the places they go and the people they meet on their journey It s ike the author was too focused on getting them from point A to point B to tell us what was happening in between This frustrated me because we re given glimpses of a uniue interesting world outside the walls of Aramanth and we re told next to nothing about it Also I felt at the end that things were tied up just a ittle too neatly Various problems were resolved too easily to be believable This seemed to be a problem throughout the book I didn t ike how most of the time things just conveniently fell into place The characters would get into a scrape and instead of finding a way out of it themselves some miraculous solution would just fall into their PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition laps With those negative things aside this book did have a pretty good message at the heart of it and the characters were essentiallyikable and easy to root for Probably the things that bothered me about this book wouldn t bother a reader in the age group it was intended for Also it did accomplish what I wanted it to It passed an afternoon uite uickly and got me out of my slump of not being able to finish anything I don t think I Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography ll be reading the rest of the trilogy though Overall Honest Book Review I read this book years ago may not be as concise of a reviewcharactersThe Hath family is a very supportiveoving family Kestrel Hath is a The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, little girl who has courage to stand up for what she believes in then the whole town She is cute spunky intelligent fair and honorable Bowman Hath is Kestrels twin brother who goe. Kestrel Hath's schoolroom rebellion against the stifling caste system of Aramantheads to explosive conseuences for her and her family they are relegated to the city's owest caste and are ostracized With nothing eft to ose Kestrel and her twin brother Bowman do the unthinkable they eave. ,
S on the uest with Her MUMPO TAGS HE MUMPO TAGS ALONG HE T tags along he doesn t no for an answerProtagonistKestrels is a girl who is a great protagonist She sticks to her guns and with the help of her family takes on an idea that the government of her town has made up She doesn t do it for herself she doesn t it for fairness to all PlotThis book brought a fantasy adventure to a new dystopian idea We have a world based on testing If you are wealthy then it s because you need extrem Oh my goodness I read this book when I was about eleven years old and I ve been searching for it every since No really You know those books you read as a kid that kind of stayed with you but you can t remember the title That was this book I searched for it in the The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl library rooting through the orange coloured books I scoured titles for something with Wind in it That s all I could remember And then by some bizarre chance a friend asked Did you ever read the Wind on Fire trilogy Me Never heard of it What s it about She goes on to explain it and I get and excited because It s the book So sheent it to me and I reread it and now I have warm happy fluttery things in my chest and stomach It was as good as I remembered it and Exile and Pilgrim left me with nostalgic fuzzies to bootObviously I m a bit biased in this review When it comes to my childhood Wellet s say that while I m usually not a romantic Well I am kind of I just ike to pretend that I m not half as much a romantic as I actually am I tend to romanticize my childhood and almost everything that has to do with it now contains some sort of special aura around it that brings me happiness And sadness And pretty much the whole spectrum of feelings that one associates with their childhood Anyway This book was part of my childhood albeit a very small part and taking what I ve just said you can be pretty certain that this review will be kind of gushy and biased I ove it The setting the word the richness of sand that I can practically feel and the characters I just get myself Hannah Montana: The Movie lost in the wonderful description and setting It sike how I viewed the world of The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumier The world had such charm and character Also both worlds would make an awesome setting for a Studio Ghibli movie The plot is exciting and though a bit juvenile and acking in a whole ot of controversy it s easy to stay engaged in The characters are charming relatable and well simply darling They re characters that I really wanted to pick up in a big hug and sueeze and sueeze Especially Mumbo And Bowman And Pinpin And Kestrel And almost everyone I have ittle to complain about Obviously this is for younger readers but I still enjoyed it now as a young adult The characters weren t super deep but ike I said they were sweet and ikable This is one book that I will definitely be purchasing and then forcing on the kidsyounger teens of my acuaintance So good I was very disappointed in The Wind Singer by William Nicholson It seems to be an overly simplistic message book about the value of nonconformity but that message is garbled by many other messages many of which I can only hope were unintended How this ever won an award is beyond meI didn t mind the prologue while reading it but it did bother me that the central uestions raised in it Who are the mysterious strangers who came to Aramanth and built the wind singer Why did they build it How did they come by the silver object that gives the wind singer voice Etc are not answered nor do they seem to be central to the story Instead the wind singer seems to hold much the same function as a deus ex machina except that instead of solving a problem within the story it s used to kick the whole thing offThen we get into the first chapter in which we meet the Hath family and which starts with a string of nonsense words that we soon discover are intended to be cuss words To make matters worse the speaker is Ira Hath mother of the children who are the main viewpoint characters Bowman and Kestrel and their baby sister Pinpin Ira s entire dialog in the first chapter consisted of these cuss words and simple two or three word sentences bewailing fate plus she was incapable of dressing herself thrusting her arms through the seams of her dress instead of into the arms eaving me to wonder if we were supposed to interpret her as mentally challenged Then the whole family heads off to Pinpin s first test an extremely important and public event with Ira still wearing the torn gown and no one worried or making a comme I remember reading this trilogy many many years ago Mumpo and Kestrel were my favourite characters However the most I remember about it is just how weird it is Like really weird With creepy bald children that want to eat you soul kind of weird I might be tempted to reread this if. The city walls Their only hope to rescue the rest of their family is to find the key to the wind singer a now defunct device in the city's center which was once the course of happiness and harmony in Aramanth But the key was given to an evil spirit ord the Morah in exchange for the Morah's

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