My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
  • Published:
    Aug-2012 (Hardcover)
    Oct-2013 (Paperback)
  • Formats:
    Print / eBook / Audio
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  • Pages:
    224
  • Age Level:
    11-15
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GENRE

TIME PERIOD

  • Contemporary

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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.
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