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Award winning author David Almond reintroduces readers to the perceptive sensitive Mina before the events of Skellig in this lyrical and fantastical work My Name is Mina is not only a pleasure to read it is an intimate and enlightening look at a character whose open mind and heart have much to teach us about A frustrating journal but an interesting character It pains me to give this such a low rating because I have very mixed feeling about it I appreciate the idea behind it but it is not very enjoyable to read This is not a novel or a straightforward narrative but a journal of a young girl called Mina She is a character in Skellig which is a book I really enjoyed This is her journal prior to the events of Skellig and it feels completely and utterly unnecessary Mina is a complete outcast of society because she views the world in a different way to most people she has filled her head with the poetry of William Blake She longs to be completely free but as a result comes across as little crazy I do think in a way Mina is wise beyond her years She has a better head on her shoulders than most adults She has convinced herself that there is no heaven thus the Earth must be treated as a heaven or life isn t worth living She has a positive proactive attitude and makes the most of every situation and everyone This is all very good but her journal just isn t that interesting to read Too realistic I feel like I shouldn t be reading it It comes across as something very private and contains the inner most ramblings of her character Don t get me wrong David Almond has written the journal very well but it terms of the readability of it it is just very poor It is repetitive and random There is no real story arc in it just a load of random stuff that barely connects I would rather have read a simple straightforward narrative of the events that happened to the character prior to the events of Skellig The journal does reflect the character but I just found it so tedious to read Mina is an interesting character and her journal is full of bright ideas Almond has captured the voice of a child superbly but the end result is utterly mundane There are so many times you can read an overly enthusiastic journal entry and find it remotely entertaining This is packed full of unnecessary anecdotes and tangents that literally just pack this thing out far too much I regret purchasing this because I feel like I have no new insight into her character I strongly recommend avoiding this and reading one of Almond s full novels instead This is because they are really good works of children s literature This however is very basic and not worth the time This is not Almond s finest hour The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives of Skellig in this lyrical and fantastical work My Name is Mina is not Little Gods only a pleasure to read it is an intimate and enlightening look at a character whose Der Schweizerische Robinson open mind and heart have much to teach us about A frustrating journal but an interesting character It pains me to give this such a low rating because I have very mixed feeling about it I appreciate the idea behind it but it is not very enjoyable to read This is not a novel Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 or a straightforward narrative but a journal The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats of a young girl called Mina She is a character in Skellig which is a book I really enjoyed This is her journal prior to the events Sylvia Pankhurst of Skellig and it feels completely and utterly unnecessary Mina is a complete Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts outcast Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere An Illustrated Introduction Tuttle Martial Arts of society because she views the world in a different way to most people she has filled her head with the poetry The Empirical Stance The Terry Lectures Series of William Blake She longs to be completely free but as a result comes across as little crazy I do think in a way Mina is wise beyond her years She has a better head Book of Isms on her shoulders than most adults She has convinced herself that there is no heaven thus the Earth must be treated as a heaven バガボンド 1 or life isn t worth living She has a positive proactive attitude and makes the most Расул Гамзатов Стихи of every situation and everyone This is all very good but her journal just isn t that interesting to read Too realistic I feel like I shouldn t be reading it It comes across as something very private and contains the inner most ramblings Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble of her character Don t get me wrong David Almond has written the journal very well but it terms Microsoft Office Excel 2007 for Project Managers of the readability Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly of it it is just very poor It is repetitive and random There is no real story arc in it just a load Hawk's Passion of random stuff that barely connects I would rather have read a simple straightforward narrative Girls of Brackenhill of the events that happened to the character prior to the events A Beautiful Dark of Skellig The journal does reflect the character but I just found it so tedious to read Mina is an interesting character and her journal is full After We Fell of bright ideas Almond has captured the voice Damsels in Distress of a child superbly but the end result is utterly mundane There are so many times you can read an The Thread overly enthusiastic journal entry and find it remotely entertaining This is packed full Renewing Pastoral Practice Trinitarian Perspectives on Pastoral Care And Counselling Explorations in Practical Pastoral and Empirical Theology Explorations Practical Pastoral and Empirical Theology of unnecessary anecdotes and tangents that literally just pack this thing Going Grand out far too much I regret purchasing this because I feel like I have no new insight into her character I strongly recommend avoiding this and reading The Reject one Screenwalks of Almond s full novels instead This is because they are really good works Battle Ground of children s literature This however is very basic and not worth the time This is not Almond s finest hour

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My Name Is Mina

Life love and the mysteries that surround usMina loves the night While everyone else is in a deep slumber she gazes out the window witness to the moon's silvery light In the stillness she can even hear her own heart beating This is when Mina feels that anything is possible and her imagination is set freeA b The preuel and companion to the extraordinary Skellig this is told in Mina s own distinctive voice Textually it is glorious using a range of fonts with some pages blank some white on black and sometimes Mina tells her story in the third person to distance herself from difficult memories I found the story profoundly affecting sometimes to the point of tears and sometimes laughing aloud and it is a book that teachers should all read as a warning to how our results fixated education culture can limit and stifle when we most intend it to stretch and challenge12 year old Mina the imaginative girl who lives over the road from Michael in Skellig is home schooled after a series of unfortunate incidents in her middle school bullying an unsympathetic teacher although she admits she exaggerates Mrs Sculley deliberate sabotage of her SATs writing test and is grieving for the loss of her father This is an exciting book and a testimony to David Almond s glorious writing as this is mostly Mina sharing her feelings thoughts plays on words and poems apart from Mina leaving school spending a day in a Pupil Referral Unit and meeting Michael for the first time very little action occurs But it is so beautifully written and Mina is such a vivid character this doesn t matter Gorgeous and highly recommended as a guided reading book for high ability Y5 upwards It would lead to some amazing diary and poetry writing

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Lank notebook lies on the table It has been there for what seems like forever Mina has proclaimed in the past that she will use it as a journal and one night at last she begins to do just that As she writes Mina makes discoveries both trivial and profound about herself and her world her thoughts and her drea This is going on my Autism shelf even though it s never explicitly stated that Mina has autism It fits Anyway Mina s having a rough time Her father died not long ago and school which had always been somewhat challenging for her became much worse She didn t fit it with her peers and she didn t get along at all with her teacher So right now she s being homeschooled by her mother and she s getting to spend a lot of time sitting in her favorite tree and watching the house on the street where the neighbor recently died as it is put up for sale Mina thinks a lotThere s a bit of magical realism don t ask I ve already forgotten But mostly this is just the straightforward diary of a non typical 9 year old girl going through a difficult time One can enjoy it is a preuel to Skellig but it works very well as a standaloneLibrary copy


10 thoughts on “My Name Is Mina

  1. says:

    It's hard isn't it' 'What' 'Trying to discover how to be yourself What a cute preuel this was Narrated by Mina the young girl we meet in Skellig We get an insight into her home and school life; how most of the other kids think she is weird and strange She spends most of her time in her tree in her front gardenThe writing style is unlike anything I've read before set out like her diary with loads of random page

  2. says:

    I had to give this a five Though I thought the first half was a solid three the second half blew me awayMay I say now if you are curr

  3. says:

    A frustrating journal but an interesting character It pains me to give this such a low rating because I have very mixed feeling about it I appreciate the idea behind it but it is not very enjoyable to read This is

  4. says:

    Beautiful witty writing Just wish it wasn't a preuel to another book because I'm most likely not going to read that one and this ending wasn't very solid I loved Mina's thoughtfulness throughout this and it definitely made me think

  5. says:

    The preuel and companion to the extraordinary Skellig this is told in Mina's own distinctive voice Textually it is glorious using a range of fonts with some pages blank some white on black and sometimes Mina tells her story in the thi

  6. says:

    Extraordinary Fact All the exclamation points currently in existence in the English language actually APPEAR in this book COMPLETELY TRUE SOOOOO annoying I have not read Skellig I did not already know Mina; I did not already have an emotiona

  7. says:

    Do you ever have the urge to write an author and transcriptionally hug and kiss them because of your profound gr

  8. says:

    This is going on my Autism shelf even though it's never explicitly stated that Mina has autism It fits Anyway Mina's having a rough time Her father died not long ago and school which had always been somewhat challenging for her became much wors

  9. says:

    35 stars

  10. says:

    Brilliant I loved Skellig and I loved this I absolutely adore David Almond's stories and how his character think wander and discover It's peaceful at times and deep at others and I believe everyone needs to read at least one of his books p

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