Skellig, by David Almond is a great book to read on a spooky night. It is about a boy called Michael who is moving into his new house. But his dusty, rat-infested, almost-collapsing garage is occupied by a creature who is covered with dust and feeds off dead, rotting bluebottles. Together with his best friend Mina, they drag the creature into the light, to reveal what they have discovered.
The two main characters are Michael and Mina. Michael is a modern sort of boy who is polite, adventurous and brave, whereas Mina is a home-taught girl who loves to observe and draw birds. Not only is Mina Michael’s best friend, but she is also his neighbour.
The language in this book is good as each person has their own way of speaking. For example, Mina has a polite way of speaking, whereas Michael is also polite, but he does use slang occasionally.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has a lot of spare time as this book will make you never want to stop, and when it ends, you will wish there was more!
I would definitely give this a five star rating.
By Soha Taghavi