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Reader reviewed by William W.

The Kite Fighters is a book about two boys who liked flying kites. They go through obstacles seeing whats against the rules or not. They make friends with the king and enter the kite flying contest. Will they win? Will they not? Read this book to find out!


 


I think this book was great because theres a lot of suspense and when Kee-sup came up with this great idea I got excited and tried to picture what it would be like to be Young-sup. I think its a great book.


 


I would recommend this book to people who like books about ancient times and people who like just a little bit of suspense. I would not recommend this to people who like action packed, adventure, and lots of suspense type books.


 

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The Rivalry Of The Siblings
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Reader reviewed by Jillian W.

 The Kite Fighters is a great book showing the rivalry between siblings.  Young-sup wanting desperately to be treated like his elder brother Kee-sup. When Young-sup is chosen to do something great his fathers response is not exactly what he wanted. When


Young-sup lets it all out on his brother his feelings are a bit of a surprise. There is jealousy, and fighting but understanding in the end and both making an unexpected friend.


 


This book is great, but at some parts I misunderstood what was happening. This book did not look like a good book for me at first. I was not interested in kite fighting.


As I read, it got better and better and I loved it.


 

This book is not for you if you are looking for an action book. This book is more about feelings and understanding your friends and siblings. Overall I think this book was pretty good.
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A must read!
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Reader reviewed by Alex W.


 In Seoul, Korea Young-sup and Kee-sup have a tough relationship, as you would expect from all brothers. Young-sup is a wonderful flyer while kee-sup has some trouble flying. He can make a kite that makes kite seller Chung jealous. Young-sup hates being youngest, butt kee-sup isnt too thrilled about being oldest. Nobody seems to show much respect to him. So when the new years kite fighting festival and the kings help he can make his parents proud. Can they put aside their differences and win the festival.


 


This book includes a lot of brotherly contact and language. That can bore readers who prefer exciting books. Although it can be dull at times at the end the competition saves the best for last. During the constructing of the kite it showed very thick detail. That can bore readers, but also gives info on how to make a kite. My main opinion is that this book is good, but quite detailed.


 


I love historical books so for other history people this is a great book. It may not be the best choice for action lovers except for the kite fighting competition. If you like sci-fi books this probably isnt the best choice. The brothers can relate to brothers in 2010. You can find something to relate to from almost every character. This book is great for people who enjoy brotherly bonds.   

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What A Book!
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Reader reviewed by Taelyn .B

In Seoul, Korea, 1473, a kite fighters competition is going to take place at the royal park.  This book contains emotions, fights, bonding, and most of all risky events. Both brothers in the story find who really contains each talent and with that some rules are broken. There are many lessons the boys learn many lessons and how to overcome them.




This book is one of my exact favorites. I like it because it includes all of my likings, problems, risks, and best of all it shows the differences & similarities of brother hood.   


When I was reading this book I realized that everybody should be thankful for what they have, and how important friends and family can be.




By my opinion I dont think that this book has a lot of action or fiction in it. I think that this book is for people that like to show their emotions, and people that like to know and read about different cultures and people. If you want a book that is packed with action this book like I said is not for you. But if you want a book with jealousy and feelings this book may be for you.  

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Awesome kite book!!!!
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Reader reviewed by Zachary M

In this book two brothers share their kite fighting skills. The younger brother (Young-sup) finds his skill. But when Kee-sup has to make a kite things start to get better for him


and his skill. Soon he learns to be nice to his brother and to use his skill.


 


I think you should read it because it is a good fiction story that includes real Korean culture. It was so worth the time it took to read. I gave it four stars because it is a short, historical, and meaningful book.


 

I recommend this book for people who like kites and history.
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Action Lovers Stay Away
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Reader reviewed by C.J. T.


Young-sup is looking forward to the New Year but when his brother Kee-sup gets a shining New Year kite Young-sup flames with envy! Kee-sup finally gives up to Young-sups constant begging while inside Young-sup he is shouting with joy! Key-sup finds he has the talent of craftsmanship, while Kee-sup is sharpening his skills Young-sup learns he has the talent of the kite! Will Young-sup enter the kite tournament fo his family honor instead of his older brother?


 


This book has very good points but needs more action because for about two chapters it complete lost me. While I am a action lover some people may like having to wait and think about the book to figure out the book.



If you like steady ancient fiction books this is your type. But if you love action like me,  please do not waste your time reading The Kite Fighters. Please think about your type of book before reading The Kite Fighters.

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okay, but nit what i was looking for
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Reader reviewed by Jim K.

The tension heats up in Seoul, Korea as Young-sup gets ready for competition. But tradition says Kee-sup, the firstborn son, must represent the family. This is a quiet tension heating up, like a shark creeping up on its prey as The Kite Fighters goes up a notch.


 


This is a quiet story to me, as it seems to barely float with me along to the climax. Thats when it gets good. But still, all the right things happen to make a fairytale ending. Then when the kite fights start, it was at the top of the whole book. If you can keep reading it, itll reward you.


 


I recommend this book for the people who like a quiet story that dont give up on a book. If you are an action-packed person who is a tough judger, dont even have an idea about this book. Linda Sue Park made a good book, but I dont think its her best.

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What Not to Read!
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Reader reviewed by Lill H.

 Deep in ancient Korea a long time ago, there were two brothers; Kee-sup and Young-sup.  They meet the king in person when they really were no supposed to.  Even worse, they become friends with the king.  The rest is for you to figure out.


The Kite Fighters is a regular book and I state regular!  I though this book was not worth my time!  The only good thing about the book is that it actually made sense.  I didnt like how it seemed so similar to every other book.  The ending was very predictable.


If you like the average book, you will like this one too.  Adventure and fantasy book lovers will probably not enjoy this book.

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