Cute as a button.And I love buttons.
A younger protagonist. Mira is only twelve and at first I thought it was going to be really difficult to relate to her, but she was such a glorious narrator…. But I’ll gush later on. Family! Hometown glory! First crushes. Best friends. Grief and morality. Learning. Writing. Diversity. Metaphors. Amazing teachers (I would stand on a chair for Pat Print). Cute siblings. Grandmas!
“The main thing about me is when ...more
This story is not only about our protagonist, 12 year old Mira, but als ...more
"Everything's spinning out of control..."
We follow the life of Mira Levenson as she tries to avoid spreading a simple secret about her mysterious love interest and the rest of her problems that every single woman had encountered throughout the whole book.
Mira was a lovely character and I found myself liking her so much more than I thought I would. The ma ...more
I will start off by saying I loved the audiobook for this. The narrator was Tania Rodrigues and she did such a great job with each charact ...more
Told in a first person narrative, we join Mira just as she's about to start attending Literature Club. If that weren't enough to deal with, things are a bit awkward with her best friend, she's getting bullied at school, she's ab ...more
Mira’s grandmother is a colourful and well travelled artist, and in preparation for her d ...more
The book lacked a real storyline and I found myself losing interest at times. I felt that the author introduced many issues (see above) and in doing this did not develop the story.
However it was a brave attempt to deal with many sensitive issues and I think many teenagers will enjoy the book. I particularly liked the Grandmother who has cancer and is dying as I lik ...more
I believe that this book shows that everyone has their secrets and that some of those secrets have been bottled up inside of them for as long as they remember. Jidé is my absolute favourite character, along with Laila, which is such a sweet name.
The artichoke heart that Nana Josie gives Mira is the central concept of the book. It fits into everyone's lives. I ...more
Tak nějak jsem přemýšlela, proč mě kniha neoslnila na plný počet hvězd.
1. zajímavý příběh
2. dobře se četla
3. celkem dobré myšlenky..
Já jsem totiž na ni asi stará! :D Vypravěčce je o 11 let méně než mě, tak asi proto. Chvílema jsem si připadala, že nechápu, co řeší :D Ale celkově to nebylo zlé, jen sem tam moc zdlouhavé s pasážemi o ničem :/
Mira Levenson starts a journal after signing up for a writing class with the appropriately named Miss Print. Her best friend M ...more
1. First of all it felt like the WHOLE book was about Mira Levenson's grandma, Nana Josie dying (actually it was) even though the book's blurb states that mira has other people in her life our than her grandma (omg enough about the old lady already) like the mysterious Jidé Jackson. But you see when Jidé and Mira talk and all ITs jUSt CHEESY and BORING its almost like a fake love conver ...more
This is a classic "coming of age" book, in which various rites-of-passage are experienced by Mira, the 12 year old protagonist. In a short and intense space of time she gets her first period, has her first real crush on a boy, loses a beloved grandparent and finds her true voice.
First of all, the grandmother (whose death of cancer is one of the major plot-points) is one of most endearing, most colourful characters in con ...more
Artichoke Hearts was a humorous read and although it pulled on my heart strings in places, the laughs that surround the book stop it from being a depressive granny's dying read. Mira has an eccentric Nana, which was lovely to read since I do have a special space in my heart for the elderly and I really delighted in the fact that Sita focused ...more
I liked this book although I thought it moved slowly. I appreciated the diverse stories of Mira's frie ...more
Book Warnings: There's a death in it, and a bit of 'universe' sort of thing
I think I am the wrong age to read this book. Because I think that if I had read it when I was about the age of the protagonist I would've enjoyed it a lot more, and we do need books aimed at that age group (esp ones that deal with death).
Anyway, it was a sweet story and the relationship between her and her grandmother was very nice (and I liked seeing a sympathetic representation of a hospice in a kids st ...more
Our narrator, twelve year old Mira Levenson, takes us through a month in her life via a diary project for her creative writing class at school – a month in which she has her first period, her first love in the shape of Jide Jackson, her first bereavement as her ...more
Told from 12 year old Mira's point of view, Artichoke Hearts is a coming of age story focusing on a young girl's thoughts and feelings as she waits for her grandmother to die.
I don't usually read books like this one. I was a little apprehensive when I saw that the main character is so much younger than me. Not that I don't read books with teens as the protagonists, it is in most YA, but Mira is young even for most YA. I was unsu ...more
Brahmachari has created memorable characters and released them into the real world. Mira is a complex twelve-year-old dealing with pressures both common and rare and she does so beautifully. Nana Josie is one of those grandmothers that could easily embarrass her grandchildren, but her eccentricities are s ...more
This is so powerfully written I think it is one of my favourite reads. It deals with typical t ...more
I loved that even though Mira's ...more
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