Skelling

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Delacorte Press, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 182 pages
613 Reviews
David Almond’s Printz Honor–winning novel is a captivating modern classic.

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. . . .
  

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Great story, skilful characterisation, poetic prose. - Goodreads
This sort of simplistic style unnerves me as a writer. - Goodreads
Sort of weird at the end...But easy to read. - Goodreads
Gorgeous, lyrical prose. - Goodreads
The plot, to me, was too slow. - Goodreads
The story telling was top notch. - Goodreads

Review: Skellig (Skellig #1)

User Review  - Atal Sundararaman - Goodreads

I love this mystery book, because sometimes, the story gets me excited on what is happening and not a lot of books have done that to me. Sure there was some minor swearing in the book. But that gets me excited and I get to feel the emotion of the story. Read full review

Review: Skellig (Skellig #1)

User Review  - Liz Engstrom - Goodreads

Okay...reads like every other English-author YA novel -- outcast child in a creepy home, meets a creepy grown up with something unusual about them; learns lesson from said creeper. I had to finish it ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
3
Section 3
10
Section 4
15
Section 5
18
Section 6
21
Section 7
24
Section 8
37
Section 12
92
Section 13
98
Section 14
101
Section 15
109
Section 16
140
Section 17
163
Section 18
171
Section 19
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
82
Section 20
183
Section 21
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About the author (1999)

David Almond grew up in a large family in northeastern England. He worked as a postman, a brush salesman, an editor, and a teacher but began to write seriously after he finished college. He lives in England with his partner and their daughter.

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