My Name is Mina
Publish date: September 2nd 2010
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
So, this is the prequel to Skellig. I went into this thinking I would probably be rather disappointed.Instead, I found myself genuinely enjoying this. It's basically from Mina's point of view (the girl that Michael meets in Skellig) and kind of a journal of her thoughts and experiences. It was reall...
Award-winning author David Almond reintroduces readers to the perceptive, sensitive Mina before the events of Skellig in this lyrical and fantastical work. My Name is Mina is not only a pleasure to read, it is an intimate and enlightening look at a character whose open mind and heart have much to te...
Lovelier and more interesting than I remember. The end doesn’t quite match up with the beginning of Skellig but that might just be unreliable narrator Mina. It has a very different tone than Skellig does, but I enjoyed being let inside Mina’s brain for a book.
This is going on my Autism shelf, even though it's never explicitly stated that Mina has autism. It fits. Anyway, Mina's having a rough time. Her father died not long ago, and school, which had always been somewhat challenging for her became much worse. She didn't fit it with her peers, and she didn...
Mina isn't like any little girl you've ever met. Some readers have a problem with meeting unlikely characters in books. I'm not of that opinion. If I wanted to meet people, I'd go out. I want to meet characters.Mina is the epitome of a non-conformist and well-read enough to break into recitations of...
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