Michael was looking forward to moving house. It was all going to be wonderful. But now his baby sister is ill. His parents are frantic and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling garage…
What is this thing beneath the spiders webs and dead flies? A human being, or a strange kind of beast never seen before? The only person Michael can confinde in is Mina. Together they carry the creature out into the light, and Michael’s world changes forever…
My favourite part was when Mina took Michael into the old house she inherited from her grandfather, up to the attic to show him the family of Tawny Owls living there. I thought this part was awesome because I think it’s amazing to see such graceful and wise creatures flying. I look up at birds and I envy them. To see Tawny Owls flying over a darkened city would be amazing. My favourite character would probably be Mina. She is smart and has a real sense of the world that I think no one else has.
I liked the way David Almond writes. His style is different from other authors and that shows clearly in his books. That is what makes Skelling so good. I enjoyed it how when you started the book, it seemed pretty regluar, until the unique twist came along soon after you started, which envolves **cough, cough** Skellig.
I LOVED absolutely everything! This book is awesome. The way David Almond wrote this puts a new perspective on the world. And that’s what I love about the book - this book is for anyone who wants a new perspective of the world.
The age-level would probably be 10+, seeing as younger kids might not understand. I would give this book a 9/10. But, BEFORE you read it, read the first book, My Name Is Mina.
By Ginnie from the Queenspark School Noses in Books group