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Mick Harte Was Here

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"How could someone like Mick die"?

He was the kid who freaked out his mom by putting a ceramic eye in a defrosted chicken, the kid who did a wild dance in front of the whole school--and the kid who, if only he had worn his bicycle helmet, would still be alive today. But now Phoebe Harte's twelve-year-old brother is gone, and Phoebe's world has turned upside down.

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Paperback, 86 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Scholastic Inc (first published January 1st 1995)
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Sara Kamjou
Oct 09, 2016 Sara Kamjou rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: رمان
با اینکه داستان از زبون یه دختر نوجوون روایت میشه و افکار و دنیای اونو نشون میده اما میکهارته آنجا بود اصلا یه رمان تینیجری نیست و به نظر من هر کسی تو هر سنی میتونه باهاش ارتباط برقرار کنه.
داستان دربارهی پروسهی سوگه و اینقدر عالی مراحل و روندش رو در قالب داستان نشون داده که آدم دوست داره برای باربارا پارک دست بزنه.
شخصیتپردازی با وجود کمحجم بودن کتاب عالی بهش پرداخته شده و میشه کاملا باهاشون ارتباط برقرار کرد.
به نظر من نویسندهی کتاب ریسک کرده و تو یه داستان که اشک آدم رو درمیاره با ظرافت خاصی طنز
Oct 13, 2016 Amin rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
" نمیشه مردم رو به زور مجبور کرد از عقل سلیم استفاده کنن و نتیجه درست بگیرن "

یکی از دوستان قبل خوندن کتاب میگفت که خوندن این کتاب به کسایی که اخیرا کسی رو از دست دادن به شدت توصیه میشه. منم میخوام این توصیه رو بکنم. کتاب توصیفات خیلی خیلی خوبی داره و شرایط یک نوجوان که برادرش رو تازه از دست داده، تحولات روحیش در مدتی که از مرگ عزیزش میگذره و اینجور چیزها رو خیلی خوب به تصویر کشیده. هنگام خوندن کتاب امکان نداره که بغض نکنید اما اینکه اشکتون در بیاد یا نه بستگی به این داره که شرایط مشابه رو تجربه
Grant Garsi
Mar 03, 2009 Grant Garsi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: high-5-for-25
Dang, You know that a book is good when Grant acually feels bad for a fictional character. This the case for Mick Harte was Here. It's a, dare I say, heartbreaking book about a girl and her family having to deal with the deppresion of the death of their son/brother. Mick crashes into a car and sofie, his sister, blames herself for it because Mick asked if she could take his bike home for him. Instead she refused because of the fight that they had earlier. Throughout the story people keep telling ...more
نرگس پورمحمدیان رودسری
یه جا تو کتاب "اگر شبی از شب های زمستان مسافری" شخصیت اصلی از یه نفر که کارش این بود که برای انتشارات ها کتاب بخونه و دسته بندی کنه می پرسه که چه شکلی کتابا رو دسته بندی می کنی؟ طرف هم جواب می ده: از روی تعداد مرگ. اگه مرگی نداشت کودک نوجوانه ، اگه یه مرگ داشت رمانِ ادبیه و اگه بیشتر کتاب پلیسیه.
میک هارته اینجا بود در این رابطه صدق نمی کنه. یه مرگ داره شاید هم هزارتا مرگ داره اما از اون -همونطور که شخصیت اصلی داستان میگه- بعنوان نقطه اوج تراژیک استفاده نمی کنه. صرفاً یه حادثه ی "اتفاقی" به حسابش
Mahdiye Fateh
شاید اگر نوجوان بودم به این کتاب پنج ستاره هم میدادم. یک جاهایی اشکم درآمد.
Apr 02, 2009 Paty rated it it was amazing
Just finished this book with my young student book club. This is a great book to read and discuss the death of a sibling. Death is a hard subject to talk about and Barbara Park touches upon how it affects different people - the family, friends, and schoolmates. Deeply touching but told with great insight.
Nov 17, 2012 Grace rated it really liked it
This is the most sad, depressing book someone could read so I recommend if you buy this book, buy a tissue box too.
Rana Heshmati
Jun 10, 2013 Rana Heshmati rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rana by: Armina
Shelves: گریه
زارى زدم باهاش.
"خوبى سيمان همين است. همين كه تا 'ابد' مى ماند. "
Lisa Rathbun
This started as an exploration of grief, then sort of ended as a tract in favor of wearing bicycle helmets. A short book with a first person narrator, this book mixes realistic details, humorous events, and great sadness and loss. I love the way the narrator says in the beginning that this isn't a book where you learn to love a character and then he or she dies! (Reference to "Bridge to Terebithia" possibly?) She wants you to know right away that her brother Mick is dead. As you read the book, y ...more
Irish Tagamolila
Just to warn you: the narrator lies when she says, “…this isn’t the kind of book where you meet the main character and you get to like him real well.” Believe me, you’ll meet him, and you’ll like him real well. The book has so many lessons within it; whatever lesson you need to “hear,” is the lesson you’re going to get. Its simple use of words allows one to feel the “emotional punch,” without being distracted by unnecessary text. It’s short, so there isn’t any filler. The narrator shares various ...more
Oct 11, 2016 Roozhin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
خیلی به اندازه و دقیق نوشته بود، اینکه حجم کتاب نه کم بود و نه زیاد نقطه قوت ش بود.... جزییات قشنگی داشت گاهی. کتاب خوب و تاثیر گذاری هست. ...more
Daysi Uriarte
May 30, 2013 Daysi Uriarte rated it it was amazing
Mick Harte was here but now he’s not. This book encounters the tough times a family must face when their son Mick, a young teenage boy dies while riding a bike and crashes into a car with no helmet on. Many people loved him and resented his death but now everyone must learn to let go and move on with their lives

Phoebe, his sister blames herself for her brother’s death because the day he got into the accident mick had asked phoebe to take his bike home but refused because of the fight they had go
Mar 20, 2010 Cherice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cherice by: my daughter
My 10 year old daughter is reading this and was really enjoying it so I decided to check it out. I read it in one sitting and loved the honesty in dealing with a brothers/son's/friends death.

The story begins just after the tragic death of Mick's bicycle accident. Taken from the first page - Mick's sister Pheobe explains: "this isn't the kind of book where you meet the main character and you get to know him real well and then he dies at the end. But I thought you should know right up front that h
Marly Natherson
I read this in one day. I should have known that I was going to absolutely love this book just because my friend, Tenille, recommended it to me. I LOVE the way Phoeb tells the story. Her narration is so natural, and I felt like I was right inside her head. I also felt pretty confident that I would've been friends with both Phoeb and Zo. I really hate that Mick died. Barbara Park has created such a lovable character - fun and playful - reminds me of that "Life is so unfair" feeling we all experie ...more
Sep 21, 2008 Collin rated it it was amazing
I love this book! It's so incredibly sad! I first read it in about second grade, and I cried a bujillion times. I've read it over and over and over since then, and I still cry through the whole thing! It's a very very very very fast read, but it's worth it. I loved it. It's great and incredibly sad!
Jan 23, 2016 Roya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I cried a lot, which may or may not be related to the heart wrenching first chapters.
Zahra Minaei
مرگ از آن دست مفهومهای مشترک انسانی است. از آن مفاهیم اگزیستانسیالیستی. مفهومی که تمامی افراد انسانی با آن در بخشهایی از زندگی برخورد میکنند. اما نحوه مواجهه با این پدیده در فرهنگهای مختلف، متفاوت است. نظر من هم مانند نظر آقای شهریر، بر درک تفاوتهایی است که در هر فرهنگ وجود دارد. آنچه میک هارته را برای نوجوان جذاب میکند، اولا پرداختن به موضوع مرگ و دوما شناخت نسبت به آیین و مناسک حول مرگ توسط فرهنگ دیگر است.
#میک_هارته_اینجا_بود داستانی است که با یک ضربه شروع میشود. شروع داستان با مرگ آغاز میشود.
Emerson Lankford
Nov 17, 2011 Emerson Lankford rated it it was amazing
this book is about a boy who dies in a bike crash. he wanted to go to his friends house but he rode his bike to school so he had to ride it home then ride it back to his friends house. on his was over there, his bike hit a rock and fell off his bike and a car hit him in the head. his sister pheobe and him were fighting before the accident, which is why she dint want to ride nicks bike home. she was a soccer practice when the accident happened and the practice wasn't even a black away. after the ...more
Nov 06, 2009 Mary rated it it was amazing
Have you ever wondered what would happen yo you if someone close to you godforbid, died? Well this book tells you strait up that your life is heading for a tailspin. Pheobe's brother Mic was riding his bike to school one day when he hit a rock. He then slid into a truck and fell down the flud drain, hitting his head and died.This book is all about how she recovered from her little brothers death and how her family became kaotic and crazy.
I recommend this book to anyone who is having trouble wi
Nicole Valasiadis
Oct 18, 2011 Nicole Valasiadis rated it it was amazing
this is my new fave book because its filled with sadness humor and the girl whos brother died is so funny but she loved her brother sooooooo much even though they fought almost all the time! i can relate to this because i fight with my sister all the time but i love her more than you know! I would have no one to talk to if im sad if she died!
Ahmad Sharabiani
Mick Harte Was Here, Barbara Park
عنوان: میک هارته اینجا بود؛ نویسنده: باربارا پارک؛ مترجم: نازنین دیهیمی؛ تهران، ماهی، 1388؛ در 83 ص؛ شابک: 9789642090570؛ موضوع: ادبیات کودکان و نوجوانان - خواهرا و برادران - از نویسندگان انگلیسی - قرن 20 م
Jan 03, 2009 Maggie rated it it was amazing
omg soooooooo sad.
i truly cried 4 this book.

i recomend this to everyone.

At first it was a little weird 4 me but keep on reading and u will love it.

thanks to my bbf rose 4 recomending this book
This is THE BEST book about what it feels like to lose someone you love that I've ever read. The narrator's feelings are right on target. Give this to a child who has recently lost a loved one. He will identify with this one, I promise. A brief but tremendously well-written novel.
Jul 14, 2014 Angela rated it really liked it
Recommended to Angela by: My sister. (:
Shelves: 1900s
This is such a heartbreaking book. It may be short, but it's very touching. Not to mention, it's so easy to relate to. You'll find that the characters dealt with Mick's death like any other person would. I would definitely recommend this.
Vincent Serrani
Jul 23, 2014 Vincent Serrani rated it really liked it
I have used this book to read aloud to 5th graders at then end of the year. It is a dramatic and poignant why of teaching children the importance of wearing safety equipment.
Jul 27, 2007 Natalya rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens
An overly dramatic "trying to be hip" book with a blatant message to wear your bike helmet. I can't recall what made me want to read this book, but I regretted doing it.
Nov 29, 2015 SSamaneHH rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
کتاب در حوزه نوجوان نوشته شده اما به نظرم همه باید یک بار این کتاب رو بخونن. برای اینکه همه ما نیاز داریم یک بار از ته دل گریه کنیم....
Oct 25, 2009 Morgan rated it really liked it
this book is very teaches u to enjoy life...:) it's super cute and super sad;)
Melissa Stacy
Dec 09, 2016 Melissa Stacy rated it really liked it
"Mick Harte Was Here" is a short, message-driven middle-grade book about the sudden death of a twelve-year-old boy named Mick Harte. The novel is told from the point of view of his sister, who grapples with her grief along with her parents.

The author added a big moral message at the end of the book, about the importance of wearing bicycle helmets to prevent head injuries and death. Personally, I didn't think the moralizing was needed; the simple representation of grief through the eyes of Mick'
Jasmine Carlisle
I got extremely nostalgic while reading this book because I had read it back when I was in fifth grade. Even then, I remember how much this book impacted me and the way I thought about things. Reading it again, it was like those feelings were happening all over again and it was amazing.

This book is a middle-grade story about a boy named Mick Harte who dies from a head injury after falling off of his bike. His sister Phoebe figures out her life after that and who she is without her brother. It's
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Barbara Park received over 40 awards for her books, including 25 Children's Choice awards.

Park was the daughter of a merchant and a secretary, Doris and Brooke Tidswell. She grew up in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey. From 1965 to 1967, she attended Rider College, later finishing her B.S. in 1969 at the University of Alabama. She married Richard A. Park in 1969. She lived in Phoenix, Arizona for
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