Title: My Name is Mina
Author: David Almond
My Name is Mina is a thought-provoking book about a little girl who is an outcast. At her last school she left because she wrote a story for her SATS in complete gobble-de-goop. Therefor her loving mother teaches her at home. The book is a bit like a journal of Mina’s life in which she writes down her thoughts, such as some of the beautiful poems she hears, and what happens to her throughout her childhood, like when she meets her old school friend Sophie who has had an operation to fix her limp.
This book has become one of my favourites, as I love the style it was written in, to me it seems like Almond has taken the time to think about every word in order to make it as poetic and descriptive as possible. It is a good book for people with a wide imagination who love imagery and are ready for a new look on something as ordinary as nightlife!
In conclusion this book is a great read, with an interesting storyline and great descriptive factors.
Total Rating: 4.5 out of 5