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e-Book My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece download

by Annabel Pitcher

ISBN: 1444001833
ISBN13: 978-1444001839
Language: English
Publisher: Orion Pub Co; First edition (March 1, 2011)
Pages: 226
Category: Literature and Fiction
Subategory: Young Adult

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Rating: 4.3
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My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece is a 2011 novel written by Annabel Pitcher. It won the 2012 Branford Boase Award, and received at least 25 other award nominations

My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece is a 2011 novel written by Annabel Pitcher. It won the 2012 Branford Boase Award, and received at least 25 other award nominations. Ten-year-old Jamie Mathews and his family, consisting of his sister, Jasmine, who is 15, and his father, an alcoholic, moves to the Lake District from London after Jamie's mother has an affair and leaves.

Annabel Pitcher (born 1982) is a British children's writer. Pitcher was born in a village in West Yorkshire. She studied English Literature at Oxford University. Her first novel, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, deals with the tragedy of a family torn apart by a terrorist attack.

She said This is Sunya and stared at me when I didn’t sit down. Mrs Farmer’s eyes don’t have any colour. They are paler than grey. They look like TVs that have lost reception and gone fuzzy. got a mole on her chin and two hairs curl out of the middle. It wouldn’t be difficult to pluck them out. Maybe she doesn’t know they’re there. Is there a problem said Mrs Farmer and everyone in my class turned to watch.

This Study Guide consists of approximately 19 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece. Print Word PDF. This section contains 730 words (approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page). My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece Summary & Study Guide Description. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book

Author, Annabel Pitcher, creates that classic British very subtle wit that may go over the heads of younger teen readers, but will .

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. Jamie's sister "lives" on the mantlepiece because she was killed by terrorists, leaving him and the remaining twin with a mother who abandons them physically and a father, consumed with grief and bitterness, who abandons them by way of drinking. where Jamie makes a new friend: a Muslim girl.

However, Annabel Pitcher confronts issues like hate, loyalty, and loss in such a. A collarbone, two ribs, a bit of skull, and a little toe.

However, Annabel Pitcher confronts issues like hate, loyalty, and loss in such a straightforward way that its simplicity belies its depth. Even more impressive, she confronts the pressure to grieve. I listened to the audio version of this book by Annabel Pitcher and it was narrated by David Tennant oh yeah, and his other sister, Rose. Rose lives in an urn on the mantelpiece.

Annabel Pitcher's fine debut, My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece, is the tale . Well some of her does. This is a book which could easily have sunk under the weight of sentimentality

Annabel Pitcher's fine debut, My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece, is the tale of a family torn apart after a terrorist attack. Three of her fingers, her right elbow and her knee cap are buried in a graveyard in London. Rose has been blown up by terrorists in an attack in Trafalgar Square, leaving behind a father, mother, twin sister and younger brother, Jamie. This is a book which could easily have sunk under the weight of sentimentality. That it doesn't, that it is an inspiring tale of resilience and kindness, is a tribute to Pitcher. This is a fine debut novel. Truthful, clear-eyed and wise.

Ten-year-old Jamie Matthews has just moved to the Lake District with his Dad and his teenage sister, Jasmine for a 'Fresh New Start'. Five years ago his sister's twin, Rose, was blown up by a terrorist bomb. His parents are wrecked by their grief, Jasmine turns to piercing, pink hair and stops eating. The family falls apart. But Jamie hasn't cried in all that time. To him Rose is just a distant memory. Jamie is far more interested in his cat, Roger, his birthday Spiderman T-shirt, and in keeping his new friend Sunya a secret from his dad. And in his deep longing and unshakeable belief that his Mum will come back to the family she walked out on months ago. When he sees a TV advert for a talent show, he feels certain that this will change everything and bring them all back together once and for all.
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Best West
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.

zzzachibis
I started this book yesterday and finished it today at lunch, sobbing into my polenta. Sort of embarrasing when you're sitting in the middle of the office. But it's a touching book with a really killer ending.

Warning: A cat dies. But the death of the cat leads, in a believable and real way, to more than one epiphany. There's a realistic "things-are-going-to-be-better-even-if-they-aren't-perfect" ending.

And while there are one or two moments where the main character, Jamie, seems a little old for his age, they aren't jarring enough to throw you out of the story. This is a kid who's been through a lot...he would be a mature 10-year old. And Jasmine, his sister, is a wonderful character.

Can't wait to see what comes next from Annabel Pitcher's pen. She's one to watch.

Άνουβις
My Sister Lives On the Mantelpiece was the Forever Young Adult book club pick for the month of November and I’m going to be upfront with you guys: I never would have picked it up otherwise.

I read so little middle grade and even less contemporary middle grade, and while I still can’t say that My Sister Lives On the Mantelpiece was my cup of tea, even I could see how perfectly Annabel Pitcher nailed the voice of her ten year-old main character, Jamie. My brief stint as a substitute teacher let me see writing samples from ten year-olds and yes, it’s a little more simplistic than the adult thought process, but it’s not dumbed down by any means. They can be very observant.

And at times, Jamie’s observations were a little horrifying. With a drunk racist for a father, and an absentee mother… frankly, the adults in this book made me a little doubtful about humanity.

I loved that the point of view Pitcher chose to take on this was Jamie’s. From someone who was closer to his sister, who was killed in the bombing, like her twin or a parent, the novel would have probably focused way more on the grief. With Jamie, it went back somewhat to that observing; how it affected everyone else affected him more than his own grief. Largely it was about a boy who just wanted to live a normal life.

But it was a little hard for me to get with the program and connect with Jamie. I couldn’t connect with him about grief that he didn’t feel, and though there was plenty more to be found in the book– friendship, sibling relationships, and comedic relief, the part that really struck home for me was when Jamie felt a different sort of grief, and was able to connect it to what his father felt.

The novel didn’t exactly end on a happy note, but it left off on a realistic note: one of hope.

To sum up: Not particularly my kind of book, but a quick and short read with a superbly authentic voice that pulled a range of emotions from me, from laughter to horror and sadness to hope.

Grari
Wonderfully narrated by David Tennant, this is a story for our time. Jamie's sister "lives" on the mantlepiece because she was killed by terrorists, leaving him and the remaining twin with a mother who abandons them physically and a father, consumed with grief and bitterness, who abandons them by way of drinking. The broken family relocates...where Jamie makes a new friend: a Muslim girl. I've listened to this several times. It's a real keeper, and I'll listen to it many times more.

Dynen
An enjoyable read.
Purchased for a class, but will keep and reread.

Tygrarad
An interesting take on death , its effects on family and racism. Definitely for young adults though. I thought it might be for older adults , too, but was disappointing in that regard.

CrazyDemon
When the twin sister in the family dies, the adults in that family fall apart. It is left to the two surviving siblings to go on living without any support from their dysfunctional parents.
The two main characters, Jas and James, are well defined in this novel. Makes the reader want to adopt the two and show/give them some love.
While the book is recommended for young adults, this 70 year old could not put the book down!

This book dragged on and on with little going on. Boring.

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