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Okay, so, this book was one of my favorites. The reason I couldn't give it five stars or even four, is because there were some serious editing kinks that needed to be worked out. Read morePublished on August 29, 2012 by Harpingonforever
A modern-day interpretation of the Brothers' Grimm "Six Swans" finds the one-winged protagonist Ardwin confused and often seething as he is torn between two worlds, human and bird. Read morePublished on July 29, 2010 by Mike Graczyk
A red flag went up when I read the first sentence of Rafe Martin's fairy tale retelling, which went, "Rain pelted heavily against the narrow, glazed window. Read morePublished on November 8, 2009 by Jennifer Mo
I am a huge fan of fairytale stories, and this novel does an excellent job of finishing the story of the Seven Swans, focusing on the boy who is left with one swan wing and one... Read morePublished on May 20, 2009 by Brianna Cole
A tender, fast moving fairy tale with just the right doses of coming-of-age angst, magic, betrayal, romance and triumph. I loved it! Read morePublished on December 13, 2008 by R. Coleman
I love retellings of classic tales; I thought Birdwing had an extremely interesting premise. However, I found the construction of the plot to be rather shoddy. Read morePublished on June 23, 2008 by Alejandro
I usually do not like reading but this book made me really want to!!! I started "Birdwing" and finished this 358 page book 12 days later, along with homework and tests...! Read morePublished on May 26, 2007
The concept was a great concept, a retelling of a classic fairytale...what ever did happen to the last brother who was turned back into a human but had the wing of a swan? Read morePublished on May 15, 2007 by A Bookfair Mom
I bought this book for my 13-yr-old daughter who loves fantasy genre books. She pointed out passages to me that she felt uncomfortable with, including implied sexual contact and... Read morePublished on May 10, 2007 by Heather D.