My name is Mina is a exelant book I strongly recommend it and yes incase your wondering it is the same Mina from Skellig. But this time it's from her point of view and as her journal. Mina is a brilliant age ooo round about ten year old girl whose Dad died when she was young as I said in Skellig. I love this book because David Almond made Mina sound very intelligent even though she's home schooled ( taught by her mum ) because she was not understood in her school. One of her motos is `How can a bird that is born for joy sit in a cage and sing` because a cage is quet dim glum and has no persenality at all apart from mean selfish and boring.