“Skellig” by David Almond

30 May


If you're into supernatural stories (like "Coraline" … see below), then you might also like "Skellig." Michael's family's new house in England contains a broken-down garage that he's expressly forbidden to enter. Needless to say, it's the first place Michael explores! Inside, he finds what he first believes to be an older, sick, homeless man. As Michael's relationship with the man (Skellig) and with his home-schooled neighbor (Mina) develops, we soon learn that things aren't at all as they first appeared. After Skellig's health improves under Michael and Mina's care, could it be possible that he actually sprouts wings, like a bird? Can Skellig fly? More importantly, what exactly is Skellig? And can he help save the life of Michael's baby sister? This is a book that raises a lot of questions about education, evolution, family, friendship, and love. It's a good read that will make you think, too!

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