Skellig Book Review

‘I found him in the garage on a Sunday afternoon…..He was lying there in the darkness behind the tea chests in the dust and dirt...’

This is a book by David Almond about a boy called Michael who is going through a very hard but also dramatic time with a family member who might die; the house they are living in is a complete wreck; a garage that holds something very mysterious and a strange, ‘monkey’ girl living down the street. The highs and lows of a 13 year old boy are captured in this story like a fly stuck in a spider’s web which is proven by the fact it won the 1998 Whitbread Children’s Book of the year award and the Carnegie Medal. Our favourite character is the strange ‘monkey’ girl called Mina because she is not afraid to show her opinion and that means she usually comes across as a bossy person when she’s not. Mina is actually very peaceful and strong minded about the world despite the fact she can be controlling. The main gist of the story is that Michael the 13 year old boy moves away from his distant house and is very upset the fact of this.

Our overall verdict on this book is it is a thrilling read - we rate it a whopping 10 out of 10.

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Comment 1 Comment by Mr Herring on 09 Mar 12 at 3:28pm | Quote this comment
Harry and Joe - the way you introduce your review with a few words from the opening page of the book is brilliant - captures our interest straight away.

You guys have worked together well to write a good review including mature language and some high level punctuation - this has definitely persuaded me to read it to the end!

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