Saskia’s Skeleton is a quirky and imaginative story with great depth and poignancy. Lily Markova takes the reader on a quest to explore tragic circumstances, emotional healing, and the blurry boundaries of sanity. There is very little about this book that can be taken at face value as Saskia’s imagination distorts and enriches everything around her. An underlying metaphor gradually emerges through Saskia’s fairy tale and this permits the reader to glimpse a far more harrowing truth at the heart of the young girl’s family. It also provides insight into Saskia’s personality. Certain elements of the conclusion are sad but the ending is satisfying for the most part. Lily Markova has spun a remarkable tale about an important issue with elegance and skill. Both adults and children will enjoy Saskia’s Skeleton.
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