My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
Ten-year-old Jamie Matthews has just moved to the Lake District with his Dad and his teenage sister, Jasmine for a 'Fresh New Start'. Five years ago his sister's twin, Rose, was blown up by a terrorist bomb. His parents are wrecked by their grief, Jasmine turns to piercing, pink hair and stops... show more
Ten-year-old Jamie Matthews has just moved to the Lake District with his Dad and his teenage sister, Jasmine for a 'Fresh New Start'. Five years ago his sister's twin, Rose, was blown up by a terrorist bomb. His parents are wrecked by their grief, Jasmine turns to piercing, pink hair and stops eating. The family falls apart. But Jamie hasn't cried in all that time. To him Rose is just a distant memory. Jamie is far more interested in his cat, Roger, his birthday Spiderman T-shirt, and in keeping his new friend Sunya a secret from his dad. And in his deep longing and unshakeable belief that his Mum will come back to the family she walked out on months ago. When he sees a TV advert for a talent show, he feels certain that this will change everything and bring them all back together once and for all.
Publish date: March 1st 2011
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Pages no: 226
Edition language: English
Originally I was only going to give this four stars, but when a book can drive me to tears it automatically becomes a five star read. Assorted thoughts:1. The ending's very open ended and leaves some things unresolved. I'm not sure how I feel about that2. I really like Jamie, I think he's so sweet...
Title: My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece Author: Annabel Pitcher Publisher: Little, Brown Books for The Young Readers Publication Date: Aug 14th 2012 Page Number: 225 pages Blurb: Ten-year-old Jamie hasn't cried since it happened. He knows he should have - Jasmine cried, Mum cried, Dad still crie...
Wow. V full on story beautifully narrated by David Tennant. Had me laughing occasionally and crying more often. The sheer innocent of the main character's POV just makes some of the chapters incredibly hard to listen to as you can tell the heart-break that's coming his way as adults and the world in...
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece is a book that certainly snuck up on me. After about the fifth time of reading the first chapter and setting it aside in favour of a more action-filled story, I finally told myself to sit down and finish reading it already – and I am so glad that I did.This book de...
I only put books on my shelf that I would recommend to others. If I can't say good things about a book you won't find it here because many other readers might love what I leave on my 'unreadable' pile - I think that's the fair way to review on a site like this.