Friday, March 1, 2013

Skellig by David Almond

"Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. 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 spiderwebs and dead flies? A human being, or a strange kind of beast never before seen? The only person Michael can confide in is his new friend, Mina. Together they carry the creature out into the light, and Michael's world changes forever. . .  From Goodreads.

Michael is going through a hard time. His baby sister is seriously ill and they have moved to a crappy house. Then he finds Skellig, the strange beast and together with Mina, his new friend, he nurses him back to health. A story about both sorrow and hope.

This book qualifies for:
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge
Tower Teams Read 2013
Serious Readers 2013
2013 Ebook Challenge
Quick fix Challenge 2013 (176 pages)
2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge (angel)
Let Me Count the Ways Reading Challenge 2013 (176 pages)
2013 Literary Exploration Reading Challenge


  1. I love this novel, it is one of my all time favourite children's YA reads. Did you enjoy it?

    1. Yes, I enjoyed this book. I saw the film a while ago and wanted to read the book.