Eight days left before the Carnegie winner announcement and we are just a touch behind on our shadowing reading challenge! We’ve just finished MY NAME IS MINA, but we still have SMALL CHANGE FOR STUART, MIDNIGHT ZOO and EVERYBODY JAM to get through.
(I’ve already read SMALL CHANGE… so I only have two left. Goodie-two-shoes-me.)
MY NAME IS MINA by David Almond is a prequel to the amazing, the stunning, the gorgeous and hopeful and dark SKELLIG. It has the most amazing interior design, with so many gorgeous fonts, depending on the part of the diary that Mina is writing. MINA was published in paperback last year, when I worked at Hodder, and I had the privilege of working on the audio book version, which is read wonderfully by Charlie Sanderson, the young actress who played Mina in the stage production.
Have you read it? I know a few of you have strong feelings about David Almond, as witnessed in our Twitter chat about books you read at school. (Please note, he is one of my literary heroes.) What did you think?
And now that we are coming down to the wire, do you have a front runner for this year’s medal?