My Name is Mina is David Almond’s prequel to his best-selling novel Skellig. In it he re-visits the world of Mina. Why is she being schooled at home? Why is she so wonderful and yet so exasperating at times?
My Name is Mina is a collection of stories, thoughts, dreams - and amazing words. It is a story of grief, of growing, of learning the courage to be yourself in a world where you don’t seem to fit. Trembling on the edge of self-knowing, Mina shares her innermost thoughts and fears, and in doing so she becomes, like Skellig and Michael, unforgettable and, as Mina would say herself - extraordinary.
This book is shortlisted for the 2012 CILIP Carnegie Medal.
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