Reviewed by Vasundhra S. (age 9)
I think this book is wonderful. Kenneth Oppel explains every detail so clearly, you feel like you're in it! I like this book because it has a good adventure and when you read it you sort of get sucked up into it. It's like you're watching t.v., an amazing movie.
My favorite part was when Marina left to join the other banded bats, but she came back before something terrible happened. This part showed the friendship between them. Marina taught Shade how to hunt in the winter. They needed each other to survive. I felt real good when I read the book. It was so good I didn't notice anything around me. The author really made me wonder what would happen next. It is a very exciting and fun book.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good adventure. I also recommend it to someone with a vivid imagination. The way Kenneth Oppel explains, anyone with a good or okay imagination can picture everything. I recommend this book because I love adventure and animals with a little bit of human abilities. If you like animals and adventure, then read this book.