My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher

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I enjoyed it because it gives people an understanding about bullying and racism. I'd strongly recommend this wonderful book to people who don't know much about racism.
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My sister Rose lives on the mantelpiece. Well, some of her does. A collarbone, two ribs, a bit of skull, and a little toe.
<!--StartFragment--> To ten-year-old Jamie, his family has fallen apart because of the loss of someone he barely remembers: his sister Rose, who died five years ago in a terrorist bombing. To his father, life is impossible to make sense of when he lives in a world that could so cruelly take away a ten-year-old girl. To Rose's surviving fifteen year old twin, Jas, everyday she lives in Rose's ever present shadow, forever feeling the loss like a limb, but unable to be seen for herself alone.

Told with warmth and humor, this powerful novel is a sophisticated take on one family's struggle to make sense of the loss that's torn them apart... and their discovery of what it means to stay together.




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About Annabel Pitcher

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Annabel Pitcher is the award-winning author of My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece. She graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English Literature. She lives in Yorkshire with her husband.
 
Published August 14, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 234 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Education & Reference. Fiction
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Reviewed by Cleopatra on Mar 07 2012

I enjoyed it because it gives people an understanding about bullying and racism. I'd strongly recommend this wonderful book to people who don't know much about racism.

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