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My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece Summary
Annabel Pitcher

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My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece Summary

Plot Summary

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece is a novel by English writer Annabel Pitcher. In this novel, Jamie Matthews is ten years old. Five years ago, his sister Rose was killed when a terrorist's bomb blew up a trashcan in Trafalgar Square in London. Jamie's family fell apart in the years that followed. His sister Jas, Rose's twin, struggles to be her own person while his mother chooses to leave to be with another man, and his father is lost in the bottom of a vodka bottle. As Jamie tries to navigate childhood trapped in this bubble of overwhelming grief, he discovers that adults are not always right and that grief can be an all-consuming emotion. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece is a coming of age novel that deals with issues that no ten-year-old child should have to navigate. Jamie not only survives but thrives.

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