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BY Julia Thum | 0 Comment(s)
  • June 14, 2018

Unhappy about his baby sister's illness and the chaos of moving into a dilapidated old house, Michael retreats to the garage and finds a mysterious stranger who is something like a bird and something like an angel...

My Thoughts

This modern classic that somehow passed me by until recently when a friend suggested I read it. I will be eternally grateful that he did.

Skellig definitely comes into the category of books about which so much has been said by the great and the good, it feels hubristic for me to pass judgement at all, so I’ll keep it simple.

This is one of the best books I have ever read. Whether you’re nine or ninety, you MUST read it, then keep it on your shelf beside The Little Prince and never lend it to anybody in case they fail to return it.

There - got that off my chest!

Ps. If you enjoyed Skellig, try David Almond's "My Name is Mina" and please do let me know what you think.



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