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Skellig [Paperback]

David Almond
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3.0 out of 5 stars How many changes 1 boy can go through in life July 19 2004
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Format:Paperback
I recommend Skellig for 10-14 years old boys and girls. If you like mysteries and like to be left hanging, this is definitely a book to read! I liked this book because of the weird things that happened. There are some things that leave you wondering. At one point in the book the old man says, "27 and 53" and you might think it doesn't have to do with anything, but it appears throughout the whole book. Mike's friend says to him, "What's wrong with you?" That leaves you hanging because by this point you're so into the book, you want to know what happened. Even though it's not one of those really important parts but it's a mystery that the author throws in to keep you wondering. But in the end you finally find the answer to all the mystery's and the problems. That was why I liked this book because at first I was confused but in the end it all came together.
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3.0 out of 5 stars What's all the fuss about? June 22 2004
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I read this to my daughter a few years ago, and for the life of me I can't figure out why this won awards in Britain. It's a strange little story, but neither characters nor the plot are all that interesting. The writing is fine but nothing to brag about. It's just O.K.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Skellig April 7 2004
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I find Skellig to be a book about discovery and of oneself and about doing kind acts that are often unnoticed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Skellig, David Almond, K. Nam, P.3 March 14 2004
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Michael and his family moved to a new house. It was supposed to be for the best. He also has a new baby sister that is very ill and makes his family worry. Michael feels helpless. The new house is a filthy, dusty, and dark place, which once dwelt a sick old man who has recently died. To Michael it is a demolition site or a rubbish dump. HIs parents forbid him to go anywhere in the house until it is cleaned up and safe, but Michael is curious and wants to explore. One day he steps into the dark and mysterious garage of the new house with a flashlight. There are pieces of "blue bottles", rubbish, old chests of drawers, and broken washbasins. The wood and cloth on the seats of chairs are rotting away and bags of cement are lying all around. He explores throughout the garage flashing his flashlight all around. He finds a figure that looks like a man sitting on a chair that is beside a window. He is filthy with blue bottles in his hair and he's pale. Michael is frightened but curious so he speaks to the figure. The figure reveals his name as "Skellig". His voice is squeaky because he hasn't spoke for a few years and Michael finds out he has survived eating bugs and mice. Skellig seems to have Arteritis and has trouble moving. Across the street a girl named Mina lives there. She helps Michael to take care of Skellig. They aren't sure if Skellig is a man, bird, angel, or somthing beyond imagination. They take care of him and in return Skellig helps Michael's baby sister get better. When Skellig gets well he flys away into the sky without a single trace.
This book was great. It was a hand gripping novel which, i couldn't put down. One of my favorite quotes from this book is "27 and 53" from page 19.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Skellig March 14 2004
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Michael and his family moved to a new house. It was supposed to be for the best. He also has a new baby sister that is very ill and makes his family worry. Michael feels helpless. The new house is a filthy, dusty, and dark place, which once dwelt a sick old man who has recently died. To Michael it is a demolition site or a rubbish dump. HIs parents forbid him to go anywhere in the house until it is cleaned up and safe, but Michael is curious and wants to explore. One day he steps into the dark and mysterious garage of the new house with a flashlight. There are pieces of "blue bottles", rubbish, old chests of drawers, and broken washbasins. The wood and cloth on the seats of chairs are rotting away and bags of cement are lying all around. He explores throughout the garage flashing his flashlight all around. He finds a figure that looks like a man sitting on a chair that is beside a window. He is filthy with blue bottles in his hair and he's pale. Michael is frightened but curious so he speaks to the figure. The figure reveals his name as "Skellig". His voice is squeaky because he hasn't spoke for a few years and Michael finds out he has survived eating bugs and mice. Skellig seems to have Arteritis and has trouble moving. Across the street a girl named Mina lives there. She helps Michael to take care of Skellig. They aren't sure if Skellig is a man, bird, angel, or somthing beyond imagination. They take care of him and in return Skellig helps Michael's baby sister get better. When Skellig gets well he flys away into the sky without a single trace.
This book was great. It was a hand gripping novel which, i couldn't put down. One of my favorite quotes from this book is "27 and 53" from page 19.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Skellig Feb. 5 2004
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Format:Paperback
Skellig was one of my favorites. It had suspense and a great ending. Skellig is not only human but bird and angel as well. he seems like a bad person. A mean person. In this book it shows that in every bad situation there will be a hero. Micheal was a very interesting character. he showed courage and curiousity throughout the book. my favorite character was Mina. She is open-minded with a great out look on life. for example, have u ever wondered why you have shoulder blades? when u read this book you will think about it. i reccommend this book to anyone and everyone. Just remember to be open minded and you will enjoy this fantastic book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Skellig- a well thought out book
Skellig is an angel who meets mina and micheal he has just moved into a new house. Michaels sister is dying and has been sent to hospital skellig is he babys guardian angel and... Read more
Published on July 7 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Skellig By David Almond
Michael and his family have moved into a new house which initially seems to be a disastrous decision. Read more
Published on Feb. 3 2004 by Luca Uberai
4.0 out of 5 stars Book Review On Skellig
Skellig is some kind of mysterious creature that enters the lives of Michael and Mina. As Michael and his family including his premature baby sister in intensive care, have moved... Read more
Published on Feb. 2 2004
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I really enjoyed this book it is one of the few books that made me tense reading it, and I really want to read on, it was agony it took our class a hole term to read it when I just... Read more
Published on Feb. 2 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars amazing
Skellig is an amazing book.It is about aboy called micheal who has moved house with his new baby sister who is very sick. Read more
Published on Feb. 1 2004 by will
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
This extraordinary adventure book is about a boy called Michael whose family moves into a new house. Read more
Published on Feb. 1 2004 by walid haddad
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I think Skellig is a good book. It's not like any other book I've read. It's about a boy who moves into a worn down house and finds a man/owl/angel in his ratty old... Read more
Published on Jan. 20 2004
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