My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

Pitcher, Annabel

Audiobook CD - 2012
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
With his family still grieving over his sister's death in a terrorist bombing seven years earlier, twelve-year-old Jamie is far more interested in his cat, Roger, his birthday Spiderman T-shirt, and keeping his new Muslim friend Sunya a secret from his father.

Publisher: North Kingstown, RI : AudioGO, [2012], p2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 1619691272
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (5 hr., 57 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in


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Aug 16, 2014
  • SuzeParker rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jamie Matthews, 10 years old, doesn't even remember Rose, who was blown up in a London terrorist attack five years earlier. What he does know is that, in the aftermath, his family has fallen apart. His mother believes she needs the new man she's met in her grief support group more than her surviving children need HER. (Don't get me started on parents who abandon their children.) Jamie's father drowns his sorrow in booze. (Don't get me started on that, either.)

Jasmine, Rose's twin, is just 15, but has to be mother and father to Jamie, all while trying to deal with losing her sister, moving to a new town and being an anchorless teenager.

The mean boys at the new school figure Jamie's a perfect whipping boy. So pretty much everything that could go wrong, does.

Yet, with all the bad things that happen, there's Jamie, this plucky, sweet little boy who's finding his way in life with the help of a wonderful new friend at school (even though she's exactly the wrong kind of friend, according to Dad)and a pretty cool big sister.

There were moments this book was so sad I thought I couldn't go on reading. But I couldn't stop, either, because I so wanted everything to turn out alright for Jamie and Jas.

I loved this book.


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