Spix’s Maxaw : The Race to Save the World’s Rarest Birds by Tony Juniper
Spix’s Macaw : The Race to Save the World’s Rarest Birds is a novel which highlights the struggle of a bird that was previously thought extinct in this world. Written by Tony Juniper, the novel holds almost three hundred pages of gripping accounts of how this species nearly died out, and then it’s comeback.
The novel was written for people who are interested in what exactly happened to these animals. The plot is very interesting, as it shows how Spix’s Macaw nearly became extinct, to how it “rose from the ashes” and grew it’s species to nearly one hundred numbers, and growing larger everyday. The book is set in South America, where many undocumented birds were found in the 19th century. As you read, you find yourself immersed in this novel and you can “see” how an adventurer would’ve seen the landscape a hundred years ago. The main highlight in this book would be the point where another bird is found, so the species together can be rebuilt to what it once was. There are no real weak parts of this novel, as the whole story keeps you on your feet, wondering what happened next. I enjoyed this book immensely, and would love other books in this genre. I was always reading instead of watching TV or using the computer, and I never let it go until I finished it.
I definitely recommend this books to anyone who enjoys recounts of historical moments, as it always keeps you guessing. Online, the novel is rated four and a half stars out of five. I loved this book and so should you.
Reviewed by Angus and Jake