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The Kite Rider..Internat Bookray
by Geraldine McCaughrean | Teens
Registered by Shylock of Skipton, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by SandDanz): to be read


9 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Shylock from Skipton, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 23, 2003

10 out of 10

Teens but adult too, unusual story, compelling. Set in ancient China, a boy who rides strapped to a kite in search of his dead father's spirit. Deals with issues of traditional obedience and respect for elders, and those who take advantage of it for their own ends. Can't wait to find more of this author's work.

Will be doing a bookray with this one soon, pm if interested.

daemonwolf(uk)
loopy1(uk)
spike1972(uk)
Isobel96(uk)
brujula(france)
ramya(us) <--here
JDT(us)
tangledthreads(uk) 


Journal Entry 2 by Shylock from Skipton, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 07, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Will hand over to daemonwolf at July Leeds meeting. 


Journal Entry 3 by AlexInLeeds from Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 14, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Caught at the Leeds Meet last night. Looking forward to it and it is at the top of the TBR stack. 


Journal Entry 4 by AlexInLeeds from Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, July 31, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Almost finished... :) Will post review and post book on Monday. :) 


Journal Entry 5 by AlexInLeeds from Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, August 02, 2004

7 out of 10

My reviews and book musings can be found on my website, Alex in Leeds


Journal Entry 6 by AlexInLeeds at book ring in Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases on Monday, August 02, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Released on Monday, August 02, 2004 at book ring in Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release Controlled Releases.

On way to Loopy. 


Journal Entry 7 by loopy1 from Herne Bay, Kent United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 03, 2004

This book has not been rated.

The book arrived safely here this morning - along with two others! This proves the bookray rule - they only ever arrive in threes. And this is the first day I've had book parcels for a week. Do you think the postman saves them up for me?
I look forward to reading this one and passing it on, thanks. 


Journal Entry 8 by loopy1 from Herne Bay, Kent United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 11, 2004

7 out of 10

I enjoyed this book, although it was very sad at times.
It produced some interesting thoughts on what is meant by obedience, and the importance of obedience.
I was disappointed by Great Uncle Bo!
Thanks for this, it will be travelling on today. 


Journal Entry 9 by spike1972 from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, August 12, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Book landed safely this morning. Thanks Loopy1, and thanks Shylock - looking forward to this one, though it does have to join Mt TBR at the moment ;o( 


Journal Entry 10 by spike1972 from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, October 31, 2004

This book has not been rated.

I'm not too far from finishing this, and I'm really enjoying it.

I agree with loopy1, especially as I'm at *that* part of the book where the topic/idea of obedience is very prominent. I obviously haven't finished it yet, but it's already making me think about what it means and also, to my mind, what the consequences can be of going with or against it.

I have the feeling that I'm at a very important part of the book, and that "something big" is about to happen....

I'll let you know! ;o) 


Journal Entry 11 by spike1972 from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 02, 2004

8 out of 10

I finished this book today, and have to admit I really enjoyed it.

It's the sort of book that had me thinking about the characters and/or storyline, even when I wasn't reading it (if that makes sense? ;op)

I found it very easy to identify with most of the main characters, and became "attached" to them too - wondering what would happen. The style of writing is beautiful, and I found it very easy to visualise what whas happening and with who.

I'm not entirely sure how I feel about the ending of the book, but at the same time it doesn't really feel unfeasible.

Thank you Shylock for sharing this, I look foward to reading more of the same author/style. 


Journal Entry 12 by spike1972 from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, November 04, 2004

8 out of 10

Posted today to Isobel96.

I hope you enjoy it even half as much as I did ;o) 


Journal Entry 13 by Isobel96 from Whitstable, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, November 05, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Book received this morning, I will read it with my son, so at a chapter a night it will be 3 weeks when I send it on (but it will probably be quicker than that if we both like it!).

Book sent on to next person 1/3/2005 - sorry for delay, I have not been well since November, getting better now, fingers crossed! 


Journal Entry 14 by Brujula from Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais France on Monday, March 14, 2005

This book has not been rated.

Arrived safely in Belfort today! Thank you! 


Journal Entry 15 by Brujula from Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais France on Sunday, April 10, 2005

8 out of 10

It is a nice story, a little sad sometimes, full of adventure and feelings. I've really enjoyed reading it!
Thank you Shylock!

I'll mail this to ramya as soon as I have his/her adress! 


Journal Entry 16 by Brujula from Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais France on Thursday, April 21, 2005

This book has not been rated.

Mailed to ramya today. 


Journal Entry 17 by Ramya from Plainsboro, New Jersey USA on Wednesday, May 18, 2005

This book has not been rated.

This arrived in yesterday's mail. I have a few other rings ahead of this, but this one looks so interesting that I might have to move the others down a spot. 


Journal Entry 18 by Ramya from Plainsboro, New Jersey USA on Wednesday, July 13, 2005

9 out of 10

What a fine book! I liked the fact that Sun Swallow was not a superhuman, precocious character but was SCARED to go flying, even as he craved both the exhilaration of flight and the chance to see his father's spirit.

I have just PMed JDT for an address and will send the book on its way this Saturday, I hope. 


Journal Entry 19 by Ramya from Plainsboro, New Jersey USA on Monday, July 18, 2005

9 out of 10

I've just mailed the book off to JDT via media mail. 


Journal Entry 20 by wingJDTwing from Pleasanton, California USA on Saturday, July 23, 2005

This book has not been rated.

Happy to receive this well-travelled bookray today!
Thanks to everyone before me! 


Journal Entry 21 by wingJDTwing from Pleasanton, California USA on Thursday, August 25, 2005

This book has not been rated.

Tangled Threads - last on the bookray list - asked to be skipped.
So I'm planning to keep this book moving - perhaps offering at our local meet-up. 


Journal Entry 22 by wingJDTwing from Pleasanton, California USA on Monday, August 29, 2005

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One of those special books written for younger readers that tackles universal issues for all ages. Both down-to-earth and a wonderful, mystical feel!

Continuing the journey: sent to SandDanz - part of a book relay!
Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 23 by SandDanz from New Albany, Indiana USA on Friday, September 02, 2005

This book has not been rated.

Received in the mail today as part of a relay. This book looks REALLY, REALLY good!!! Thanks so much! :) 




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