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The Wind Singer

Cover of The Wind Singer.

The Wind Singer by William Nicholson is somewhere between Fantasy for kids and YA. As I’m not the target audience, my opinion can’t serve as a good recommendation.

It’s an ok fairytale, complete with good vs evil, strong patterns, but no strong character decelopment; with a strong internal logic that didn’t make sense when looking at it in any other light than that of a fairytale. Strong siblings vs the rest of the world, humanity vs bureaucratic dystopia, all very good patterns, and a decent-enough execution, but not something that felt particularly important to me. I can’t say how I would’ve liked it as a kid, but I would’ve read it just like I read a ton of Fantasy: entertaining in the moment, then merging into a vague memory of all the other somewhat generic Fantasy arcs.