I am looking for a children's fantasy book with a tribe of raven or crow people. They actually grew feathers from their skins. A preteen boy fell in love with a regular girl. I'm pretty sure she was Asian but his family kept telling him it could not work out between them. I read this book in 2004 - 2005 ish. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
Possibly the prequel to the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. When the wind blows
The comment about the Asian girl made me think of it - there is one in the novel who one of the other bird kids has a crush on