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My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece


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ISBN13: 9780316176897
ISBN10: 0316176893
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Beverly B, February 17, 2014 (view all comments by Beverly B)
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece is a poignant, funny, satirical and realistic coming-of-age story. Author, Annabel Pitcher, creates that classic British very subtle wit that may go over the heads of younger teen readers, but will amuse and touch those who understand. Jamie is a very sad and lonely ten year old. He knows he is invisible to both his parents. They have neglected him since his teen sister was killed years earlier in a terrorist attack. Jamie can't grieve for his sister because he doesn't remember her, and grief consumes every part of his family. But Jamie refuses to give up on his parents. He is sure he can bring the family back to normal and everyone will be happy again. Jamie is convinced the key to healing his family is "Britain's Got Talent." If he, and his other teen sister, win a spot on the show, his parents will be so filled with joy and pride, it will chase the sadness and anger away. Jamie's clumsy attempts to make friends with classmate, and fellow super-hero fan, Sunya, are adorable. His devotion for his sister, his cat and Spiderman are touching. His devotion for his self-absorbed derelict parents is heartbreaking. But Jamie's youthful optimism cannot help but rub off on the reader.
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Pitcher, Annabel
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Children s-General
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