My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece by Annabel PitcherMy Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher

My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece

byAnnabel Pitcher

Paperback | October 8, 2013

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My sister Rose lives on the mantelpiece.Well, some of her does.A collarbone, two ribs, a bit of skull, and a little toe.
To ten-year-old Jamie, his family has fallen apart because of the loss of someone he barely remembers: his sister Rose, who died five years ago in a terrorist bombing. To his father, life is impossible to make sense of when he lives in a world that could so cruelly take away a ten-year-old girl. To Rose's surviving fifteen year old twin, Jas, everyday she lives in Rose's ever present shadow, forever feeling the loss like a limb, but unable to be seen for herself alone.

Told with warmth and humor, this powerful novel is a sophisticated take on one family's struggle to make sense of the loss that's torn them apart... and their discovery of what it means to stay together.

About The Author

Annabel Pitcher is the award-winning author ofMy Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece. She graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English Literature. She lives in Yorkshire with her husband.
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Title:My Sister Lives On The MantelpieceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.38 × 5.62 × 0.75 inPublished:October 8, 2013Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316176893

ISBN - 13:9780316176897

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really addicting!! I read this book so fast, it was a really easy read and very addicting. The story is told my the point of view of a 10 year old which made this book different that other books. Definitely recommend!
Date published: 2017-08-18

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* "Compelling and turns heartbreaking and hysterically funny... This is an important book that could be used in classes and book-discussion groups. Don't let it fall through the cracks."
-School Library Journal (starred review)