Skelling

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Delacorte Press, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 182 pages
589 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  - Penny Little - Goodreads

Marvellous, whether you're an adult or teen. Short enough to read in one sitting (provided you read quickly). Thanks for the recommendation, Ruth. Read full review

Review: Skellig (Skellig #1)

User Review  - Rawan - Goodreads

I absolutely loved this book. It was heartwarming, compelling, and dare I say it made me tear up a few times. Although I liked My Name Is Mina better, I absolutely loved this book and would 10/10 recommend. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
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
179

Section 9
70
Section 10
80
Section 11
82
Section 20
183
Section 21
187
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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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