My Name Is Mina
Mina loves the night. While everyone else is in a deep slumber, she gazes out the window. In the stillness, she can even hear her own heart beating. This is when Mina feels that anything is possible and her imagination is set free.A blank notebook lies on the table. It has been there for what... show more
Mina loves the night. While everyone else is in a deep slumber, she gazes out the window. In the stillness, she can even hear her own heart beating. This is when Mina feels that anything is possible and her imagination is set free.A blank notebook lies on the table. It has been there for what seems like forever. Mina has proclaimed in the past that she will use it as a journal, and one night, at last, she begins to do just that. As she writes, Mina makes discoveries both trivial and profound about herself and her world, her thoughts and her dreams.
Publish date: October 9th 2012
Pages no: 304
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...