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My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher
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Jan 28, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: ya-fiction, read-2011
Read from January 28 to 29, 2012

Ten year old Jamie's sister Rose died when he was five. The story follows him and his family as they struggle to cope in the aftermath. It deals with some tricky topics like alcoholism, anorexia, terrorism, racism, child neglect, divorce and so on but it's not overwhelming. Beautifully written through the eyes of a child (which I loved because it made me think of my little boy and how everything is simplified from his point of view). It should probably be a very serious and sad book but I laughed out loud in places and smiled in a lot more and it didn't feel wrong. I also cried but I won't say why cos it'll spoil it. I loved this book.
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