Friday, November 4, 2011
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
shortlisted for the Galaxy National Book Awards Children's Book of the Year and the Dylan Thomas Prize.
I laughed and cried almost the entire way through this story. Jamie has just moved from London to the country with his Dad and Jasmine, his teenage sister, and Roger the cat.
After his sister, Rose, died five years ago, the family fell apart. Mum stayed in London with her boyfriend, Dad spends his days in a drunken haze, Jas had dyed her hair pink and taken up with Leo, a pierced and green-haired
Jamie doesn’t miss Rose because he was only four when she died. He hasn’t cried in all that time. He’s far more interested in his cat and in keeping his new friend, Sunya, a secret from his Dad.
There are many blog posts about this book … you can read from Cornflower’s blog here
There is a link to the reading by David Tennant, shortlisted for Audiobook of the Year