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Zara from South Hunsley School

I think this book was really good except for the parts where the Dad was being racist and stuff like that. It gives a taste of racism and makes us see the consequences. I think Jamie has family problems, i mean mum's left, dad's a drunkard, sister is doing everything her parents don't want her to do and the other sister is dead. The thing that also upset me was the way Jamie's teacher was acting a bit mean when Jamie asked her a question and i think she was a bit obsessed with the Headmaster. The author has also just squashed all the problems in the book and to solve them was great. I could not put the book down and i finished it in 1/2 days.

Zara gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Fifty Fifty.

Anna from Prince Henry's

A very sad but clever book

Anna gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Sektion 20.

Ellen from Price Henrys Grammar School

This was my favourite of the books I've read so far, but it wasn't anything special. It felt like the author had just crammed in a load of problems with the western world. It was a good read though, and I liked how naÔve the protagonist was, even if it was a bit unbelivable.

Ellen gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Fifty Fifty.

Christiana from St Mary's Menston

I found myself physicly not being able to put the book down as i got further into it! It was very overwelming in some parts because i could really feel the pain that Jaime was going through. I would definatly read yhis book again.

Christiana gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dark Woods.

Alex from Boston Spa School

I think that this book was a brilliant read. It feels like it is real life, it lives off the page. I could never put this book down. My favourite character was Jamie. Not because he is the main part but because he is like me in many ways. The most gripping part for me was when Jamie was walking up to his DEAD cat. I think the author could improve it by making the ending happier. For example maybe dad could get a girlfriend or make up with mum. Also there were a few swear words which I personally donít think are appropriate in a childrenís book.

Alex gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5.

Elisha from Boston Spa School

I loved the description in this book because I had a clear vision of what was going on. I could tell what the characters were feeling and I loved the storyline because it is realistic and that is why I rate this book 5 out of 5.

Elisha gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Fifty Fifty.

Nicol from Prince Henry's Grammar School

I think that this book is only worth 3 out of 5 because it was racist to muslims. But I also think that it was a sad book because it was about a girl that got killed by Muslims. The saddest part was when they let the ashes out of the little coffin.

Nicol gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Truth About Celia Frost.

Adam from Prince Henry's Grammar School

my sister lives on the mantle pice is avery good book and well writen, but I did not really connect with it in the same way as the others - personally I found it too sad and depressing but I think another group of people may enjoy it better.

I give this book **/*****

Adam gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Dark Woods.

bethany from corpus christi catholic college

the book was amazing and so sad the only reason i gave it a four was because it was really hard to get into luckily i carried on and im glad i did i would defintely recommend it

bethany gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5.

Alice from Prince Henry's Grammar Scool

If found this book very upsetting, but i like a books that makes me cry.The author must be very talented to put feelings like that in a book.There was a bit too much going on though.The dad annoyed me, I mean how can a young girl create an offence to someone that isn't even their.It was a very good book though and I could'nt turn my eyes away from it.

Alice gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Truth About Celia Frost.

Cherie from Helston Community College

My sister lives on the mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher.

When a family is shattered by a tragedy they move from their flat in London to a cottage in the Lake District, Iíve never been to the Lake District but Annabelís character, Jamie helped me to imagine it. The massive mountains that were tall enough to poke God up the bum, hundreds of trees and the quietness. When I said family before it was wrong, it was just Jamie, his father and his sister, Jasmine (Jas for short) who is 15-years-old. Their mum had run off with a man recently and Jas and Jamie miss her. The hardships suffered in the family are told by 10-year-old Jamie.

Jamieís story is emotional and heart-warming as he makes me feel the things that he feels and there is a struggle where he tries to make sense of the loss that tore his family apart. The opening paragraph of My sister lives on the mantelpiece immediately draws you in, ďMy sister Rose lives on the mantelpiece. Well some of her does. Three of her fingers, her right elbow and her kneecap are buried in a graveyard in London.Ē This opening paragraph is mysterious and it is one of the reasons why you want to keep turning the pages to find out what happens in, My sister lives on the mantelpiece.

Jamie and Jas each have their own problems, Jamie is bullied at his new school Ambleside Church of England Primary and risks losing his only friend. Meanwhile Jas flirts with her anorexia, although it is subtly in the background. Their father is an alcoholic and blames Muslims for all the ills in Britain, while he honours Roseís urn in which her remains are kept. The mother is absent and uncaring as she abandoned her children when they needed her.

My sister lives on the mantelpiece is filled with interesting and realistic characters, but the characters of the teachers seemed a bit unrealistic. This is because, firstly the teachers apathetic response to his bullying they just donít seem to care that he is being bullied or donít seem to notice. Secondly, the teachers donít believe Jamie when he said that he didnít steal the jewellery but that he had been set up by his classmates. Jasís response to this when the headmaster phoned up was that ďunless they were one hundred percent sure that Jamie hadnít been set up by another member in the class, it was wrong to put him in detention.Ē The headmaster didnít know what to say to this response!

Cherie gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5.

Emily from Prince Henry's grammar school

I really felt like the idea of was a really good idea. And she said it in a way of saying, 'look! It's okay, Muslims are just like us!' rather than taking the differences and saying, 'we're not the same.'

This book does has up and down parts. On top of this something's in the book would not happen.

So in my eyes this book is only worth 3 stars.

Emily gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Fifty Fifty.

Elliot from Boston Spa school

I really enjoyed this book as it showed that even though life can get very difficult you can get through it. My favourite character is Jamie as he had to put up with his whole family falling apart around him.
I do not like the front cover as it is boring and makes the book look happy and nice; it is not. The storyline was packed with twists and the plot made me want to read on.

Elliot gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Truth About Celia Frost.

Rebecca from Benton Park

I thought this book was amazing! I really enjoyed the storyline and I could relate to the story really well. It covers so many aspects that many authers don't dare to try and the product came out brilliantly. I really liked all the characters in the book and I could relate to all of them really well. The story did drag on a tiny bit at the beginning, although as I read on I came more zoned into the book and ended up reading it whenever I had the chance. It was a very good read and would read it again any day, and would recomend this book to boys and girls aged between 11 and 14.

Rebecca gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Truth About Celia Frost.

Courtney from benton park

I thought it was very heart-felt. james didn't know anything about rose or the bombing but still loved her.

Courtney gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Truth About Celia Frost.

Emily from Ossett Academy

I enjoyed this book, because it really touched me as it was told in the point of view of a 10 year old called Jamie. Also I enjoyed how it dealt with a real life issue, and could teach other people about it. The characters were really good too, I really felt for Jamie and his sister Jasmine. However, I didn't really connect with the book as muchas some of the other books in the shortlist category. Despite of that, I would recommend this book to others.

Emily gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5.

Mia from Benton Park

I think this book is reallly very good ! I found it a bit boring to start with but the storyline was a very unique one wich i have never read before. So that made it really intresting to me; even more so its really well written. Its full of emotion , Pitcher seems to help you relate to the charecters , by the end of the book you can feel like you have met the charecters. Pitcher covers so many topics like religion , racisum and politicts all surrounding one instedent . Thats why i really enjoyed this book and give it a 4 !

Mia gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5.

Amy from Boston Spa School

When I picked up this book I expected it to be boring as the title and cover gives nothing away about the inside. After I read a few chapters, I really got to know Jamieís character and I really like how much he loves Jasmine. I could visualise the characters and when they felt sad, I could feel their pain. The way the author wrote it means I understood why the parents split up. Near the end it got very emotional and it actually made me cry. I loved how it ended and the extra story of Jasmine was very good. Overall it was a good read.

Amy gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dark Woods.

Georgina from Temple Moor High School

I didn't particularly enjoy or hate this book. It had its good qualities and its bad ones - the story was a bit dull, but the writing and the characters did have some basic expansion which made it quite good.

I have read quite a few books like this before and they all seem to follow the same kind of predictable pattern. If I had perhaps not read so many books like it before, I may have enjoyed it better, but as it is I found it to be quite basic. The character's weren't very well-developed in my opinion and personally I found the story to be a little bland.

I did, however, really enjoy the writing style and I found the way the book was written to be quite detailed and accurate. The way in which the author, Annabel Pitcher, writes is very well planned and thoroughly carried out. The only things I would say to her to improve would be to perhaps add in some more finer details to the plot and the characters to make the book as a whole stand out and more interesting for people to read.

I gave this book 3 out of 5 for its rating because as a whole the book was a good read and I would recommend it. The style and the topic don't really appeal to me, and the characters aren't really as good as I think they could have been, but the writing techniques and the different language types which the author makes a use of really kept me wanting to read on.

This review sounds a bit mixed and may sound slightly like I am contradicting myself, but I know what I mean, and I mean that this book was good but definitely could have been better.

Georgina gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Rise of the Wolf.

Laura from Benton Park High School

I liked this book more than I thought I would. The storyline was very controversial because of the way that Jamie's dad is so openly rasist towards people of a different race and religion. His dad has good reason to hate the people that blew up his daughter, but that doesnt mean that he has the right to hate everyother person how has the same skin couler as them. The part in the story where Jamies mum and dad split up is very important because because without that thjey wouldnt have moved to the conteryside and Jamie wouldnt have met his superwomen friend, Sunya!
This book is very good and i wopuld recomend this to people of all ages and even boys. This book gives a good insite into what people who were affected by this event wopuld think and feal towards the people that did it!

Laura gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Truth About Celia Frost.

georgia from benton park

I did quite enjoy this book as it was very touching and exciting. However, it was really sad and it really upset me when James got beaten up because my brother`s name is James and the little boy in the book reminds me of him. I would read this book again if I had the chance but not for a while as I think i`m a bit too young for this book at the moment.

georgia gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Truth About Celia Frost.

Miss from Allerton High School

A fab book. Lots of sensitive issues covered that I would like to discuss with my classes. Would make a great year 8 class text. Our book club seem to love it!

Miss gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Truth About Celia Frost.

Sophie from Corpus Christi Catholic College

This book was great. at first I thought it would be scary, but it was a true story and if anything sad. At one point I was crying. It gives you a great feeling of Jamies life and really makes you think. Overall a great book, very gripping and hard to put down.

Sophie gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dark Woods.

Beth from Boston Spa School

I absolutely loved reading this book because it reflected on a true story and it really made you think about the scenes. The book was sad and some of the things were just unbelievable but tinged with some comedy peppered here and there, for me it was the perfect novel. Telling the tale of 10 year old Jamie as he struggles through years of trying to remember his long lost sister............

Beth gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5.

James from Allerton High School

This book was amazing, I couldn't put it down. This book is full of emotions which the author has cleverly managed to fit into one book. I know a few people didn't really like this book because of the racism in it but the author has chosen this subject because it is one people always avoid talking about. Also people didn't like it because the dad was too wrapped up in his grief. It isn't his fault

James gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dark Woods.

Rebecca from Temple Moor

I think that ĎMy Sister Live on the Mantelpieceí is a heart-warming; emotional book that people of all ages will enjoy. It is a great read and I would recommend it to all readers who enjoy an emotional family book. The story line is so believable that it makes you question whether it really happened and the story is so heart-warming that it will make you feel the emotions the characters feel. The ending made me cry, but it was a fantastic ending to a brilliant book (running out of adjectives) and I think everybody should give it a try. The book also shows how racism doesnít have to be a part of our community and children donít have to believe what their parents believe.

Rebecca gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Rise of the Wolf.

katliyn from benton park

this book was good but it wasn't my kind of book i didn't like that it was about the rose being blow up by a bomb and that the boy was in love with the darker skin girl but it was a ok book

katliyn gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Sektion 20.

Tara from Benton Park

This book was ok. I like the title. It is very clever the way the title links to the book. To be honest I would not pick this book up off the shelf but when i read some of it it was a good book. But after reading 60 to 70 pages I found out it was my type of book. I would reccamend this book to people who are emotianal.

Tara gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Fifty Fifty.

Grace from Benton Park

I thought the storyline was very morbid, but this also made it interesting! I found it very sad although it was quite interesting i thought it was a little boring!

Grace gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Dark Woods.

Lily from Prince Henry's Grammar School

This was an amazing book to read-probably the best yet! It was told in a very good style with a realistic approach. It was about lots of things that really matter, which made it a nicer book to read.
It's about a 10 year old boy called Jamie, who lives with his sister Jas, and his dad. When he was 5 years old, his other sister Rose was killed by a bomb set by terrorists. His mum abandoned them on Jas's birthday and his dad drinks each night. Jamie doesn't know what to do. Then he meets Sonya, a girl from school and they become really good friends. The only problem is, Sonya is a muslim, and Jamie's dad would kill him if he found out, because the bomb was set by muslim terrorists. How will jamie get through these hard times?
I couldn't stop reading it! It was REALLY sad in parts, but it was a really good book about everyday life and some of the problems it holds.
I would recommend this to anyone between the ages of 11-13. It was great!

Lily gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Sektion 20.

Naila from Benton Park

This book was brilliant! I enjoyed it a lot and the amount of emotional parts in this book got to me a lot. relationships in the book was heart-warming and cute. Read the book, you won't regret it!

Naila gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Truth About Celia Frost.

loren from templemoor

This book was deceiving; the cover looked immature, but inside it was passionate, honest and emotional. I felt empathy for the main character a grieving twin whose twin sister died. Honesty you could cut with a knife, and is drenched in emotion.

loren gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Fifty Fifty.

Harry from Allerton High School

A book about terrorism and muslims, Pitcher chose a hard story line which worked really well. It all came together at the end

Harry gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Sektion 20.

Kiran from Allerton High School

I really enjoyed the book. The racism in the book was a bit of a puzzle to me as I din\'t know why the author had chosen the terrorism and muslims but once ur libarian had explained to me I was fine. I loved the connection towards the end with Jasmine and Jamie. Their relationship made my emotions fly. Good book, not sure about the swear words and racism.

Kiran gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dark Woods.

Olivia from Pudsey Grangefield

i think the book was an amasing story. I would buy this book if i found it in a shop i could not put it down

Olivia gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dark Woods.

Bilal from Allerton Grange

I think this book is okay but there wasn't a sense of adventure.There wasn't really a part that was really exciting and it dosen't really capture your attention. But it is an emotional book and at times it really makes you feel sorry for the characters.

Bilal gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Fifty Fifty.

Chloe from David Young Community Academy

I really enjoyed the storyline and loved Jamie. The way the story was told was cool and if I was someone who didn't enjoy reading, i would still read the book because it was really easy to read. :D

Chloe gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Fifty Fifty.

Ruth from Prince Henrys Grammar School

I thought that this story was a very emotional read! It is about a 10 year old boy called Jamie and he has to cope with his family grieving over the death of his older sister Rose. He doesn't remember that much about Rose, so he finds it hard to be sad about it.
I thought that it was very well written because although the subject matter is quite heavy, the style just makes you want to keep on reading. The characters are described really well and you always know how Jamie is feeling. I felt like I was inside the story and watching everything happen. This book covers a lot of different issues and it is very moving.
In the book, Jamie makes friends with a girl called Sunya and I felt the book described their friendship really well.
Sometimes, though, it felt like the Author had crammed too many different issues into the story, but overall I think this is a brilliant book.

Ruth gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Truth About Celia Frost.

Ciara from Corpus Christi

I think this book is interesting, but slightly depressing. This is an unusual book but it catches the hearts of the reader and grabs their atention. It brings you into the life of Jamie and you discover what life is like for him in his difficult situation.

Ciara gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5.

Brittany from Corpus Christi Catholic College

The book started a really good book then the book got a bit of borning. I enjoyed most of it.

Brittany gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 3 out of 5.

Carmen from Boston Spa School

I like this book but I don't relate to it, although I see what the author is trying to do by commenting on a real life situation. I like Jas because I die my hair too. The best bit is where Sunya tries to be friends with Jamie. The worst bit is where it didn't tell you at the start how Rose died. This book is a problem and emotional book, it is great even though it mad me feel sad.

Carmen gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Fifty Fifty.

cameron from allerton grange

I felt that this book was a bit unrealistic but with a good story. Jamies dad is always drunk and his mum has left them but he makes the most out of everything. However now he is 11 he wants answers...

cameron gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 3 out of 5.

Amina from Allerton Grange High school

This book is very good and what happenbes in the book seems so real.I felt ofended about the muslims because I am one.The story is very gripping in places.I loved jamies and sunyas connection.I would recommend this book to people who like reading about heart breaking yet gripping stories

Amina gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dark Woods.

Celyn from Prince Henry's Grammar School

The beginning is so puzzling and I wanted to read on to find out how Rose died. I found some bits in it insulted Muslims but I did enjoy the book.

Celyn gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5.

Joe from Pudsey Grangefield Secondary School

So puzzling at the beginning, what was going on and how would it all come together and then so emotional at the end. It makes me think twice about the world and about what goes on.

Joe gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Sektion 20.

Mrs from Corpus Christi Catholic College

What a great book dealing with so many of life's issues: prejudice, hatred, grief and bereavement and yet through all this the optimistic feeling that love and good will triumph. A moving, but heart-warming book.

Mrs gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dark Woods.

Alice from Roundhay High School

This book is about a boy who lives surrounded by the death of his older sister who was killed in a bombing of London five years before. As all Jamie really knows aboout his older sister Rose is things told to him by rose's twin sister Jas and his mum and dad, he finds it hard to be sad she is dead. This story is aboout letting go to people you've lost and finding those who reaaly care about you. I found some of the characters such as the teachers and Jamies parents a little unrealistic but overall the book was a fantastic read and a brilliant read.

Alice gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Sektion 20.

Fahtima from Allerton High School

This book was really interesting and gripping.However i thought that some of parts of the book were a bit offensive towards Muslims.My favorite character was Sunya and my worst was Jamie's mum for leaving Jaime and his sister jas all alone with their dad who got drunk all the time.

Fahtima gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Fifty Fifty.

Linda from David Young Community Academy

'My sister Rose lives on the mantelpiece. Well some of her does.' This sentence was an attention-grabbing one that really made me wonder what this book was about...and want to find out more about it. As I carried on reading, 'Three of her fingers, her right elbow and her kneecap are buried in a graveyard in London.' A line that completely warmed my heart and pulled at its heartstrings until i read it to the very end. Including the bonus short story. This is a book that told a story in two points of view, beautifully.

Linda gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Fifty Fifty.

Zehra from Allerton Grange High School

When I frist started this book I wasn't really intreasted. I gave this book a 3 because I didn't really like it and it was a little bit boring. It seemed like a girls book even though it was a boy called Jamie. This was not my ideal type of book.

Zehra gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Fifty Fifty.

Martha from Allerton High School

This book is very moving and also extremely gripping. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down!

Martha gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Fifty Fifty.

Simarpreet Kaur from Allerton High

Gripping, Sad, it's hard to describe. I liked the storyline and how ithad a backstory to it. Started slow but got interesting.

Simarpreet Kaur gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Truth About Celia Frost.

nicky from allerton

Personally I really liked this book as there were so many different emotions.It's really gripping and intrigueing as Jamie doesn't seem to miss his sister st all.He is thrown through all different circumstances including an extremley sad one.

nicky gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5.

Shammah from David Young Community Academy

Personally My sister lives on the mantelpiece was really good.the different kinds of emotions brought the best of the book and i think that there was nothing more excellent than getting in-touch with the reader's feeling.The best thing i love about this book was bringing out the most important thing that happens in peoples' lives.this book made me laugh,cry, want to shout and be angry at the same time.Congratulations to the writer of this novel

Shammah gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Fifty Fifty.

Holly from Boston Spa School

Personally, I loved the book; at the beginning it was a bit slow paced but that soon changed. This book was so gripping I just couldn't put it down. I was really intrigued by Jamie's relationships with both his sisters because he is so close with one and didn't know the other. I felt like I knew Jamie, I could imagine him. I got very emotional at times and cried once. I admire Jamie for being so brave going through all sorts of difficult circumstances. My sister lives on the mantelpiece is packed full of suspense, every page leaves you wanting more!

Holly gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Fifty Fifty.

Mia S from Boston Spa School

This is a very emotional book full of all the characters feelings. This book made me cry but it also made me smile. I liked this book because it really paints a picture of how the characters look. I didn't like the fact it was too much of a sob story for me but I would definitely recommend it.

Mia S gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Fifty Fifty.

Emily from Benton park

My sister lives on the mantel piece has a great storyline and intrigues you from the first line to the last.Its a great tale of how two completley differnet people become friends eventhough Jamies dads hatered against his friend.This is one of those books where one minute your crying your heart out and the next your in tears of laughter.It is an unforgetable story but has a heartbreaking twist beginning with the death of Jamies sister in a terroist attack that happened 5 years ago.This is a definate read !!!!

Emily gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Truth About Celia Frost.

Phillippa from Boston spa school

My sister lives on the mantelpiece is a definite winner for me.It tackles some big life issues and they are portrayed from a ten year old boys perspective, this book is full of emotion and will leave readers wanting to read it again.

Phillippa gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Truth About Celia Frost.

Zulqarnain from Allerton grange high school

My sister lives on the mantel piece is an fantastic story about a boy called jamie who goes through a lot. This book is about when his sister dies my muslims in london. The book contains a lot of emotions packed in by annabel pitcher. I would really recommend you to read this. Please read!!!

Zulqarnain gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Truth About Celia Frost.

Tonicha from The Morley Academy

This book covered what could be regarded as some 'taboo' topics really well. It is the first book aimed at teenagers that I have read that covers these topics and 'My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece' was really well-written. The only problem was that it didn't really feel that much happened during the course of the book.

Tonicha gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5.

megan from benton ppark

WOW......My sister lives on the mantlepice is an amazing tale of how two people create a strong frendship that is different to any other. Jamies sister was killedby terrorists and ever since then his father told him reapeatedly that muslims are terible and when at school he sounds like somti is made to sit next to a muslim girl, sunya. as the story goes on he starts to make friends with her until they create a strong bond which would not ever be broken for long. The authoe annabel pitcher really creats a sence of all diffferent emotions all wrapped together and bound in to one book she also gets the pictures in your head through out the whole story line. I know it is somthing everyone says but i could honestly not put this book down it took me no time at all to finish i would dewinetly recomend this book to enyone. my only problem with it is that it starts a little slow and its annoing how jamies dad is still upset other than that literallly amazing

megan gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5.

Tom from Allerton grange School

This book was fantastic. I like the way Annabelle Pitcher tells the story in Jamie's perspective and how he compares moments to feelings and emotions he's experienced before.I felt like I was Jamie from the very first sentence and couldn't stop thinking about it. I would recommend this book to others.

Tom gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Sektion 20.

Rebekah from Benton Park

I really enjoyed this book. I thought the author managed to get you to really understand what the family was going through. It irritated me a bit how Jamie and Jas' dad was still mourning so much over Rose, and even though she was dead, she still seemed to be his favourite. It was so obvious that they wanted to move on, but their dad wasn't paying any attention to them. I thought the character of Jamie was amazing. It felt as though you were speaking to him face to face, and even though he was only young, his character felt so grown up and responsible. It is clear he is going through a lot. It is as though through his sisters death, he is rediscovering himself. When he first meets Sunya, he feels like such a traitor, because his father has drilled it into his head so many times that Muslims killed his sister and that all Muslims are evil, it is almost like it rules his life. The book takes you with Jamie as he discovers what it is like to break free of a command that has ruled his life, and to discover how to stand up for himself, and that real friendships are about being there for one anothe, like Sunya is for Jamie, and not about the colour of your skin. For me, the book was about exploring who you are and who you want to be, not what people expect you to be. Jamie realises that not all secrets should be kept, and he learns how to trust people, and how to be let down. But even when he breaks Sunya's heart, she is always there for him, and I get the feeling she always will be...

Rebekah gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dark Woods.

Emma from Benton park

I thought this book was amazing! I literally couldn't put it down! I love the way the story is told by Jamie and it really let's you discover his world and his family. The way Annabelle pitcher writes really draws you into the book. I felt like I was in the book following Jamie around watching his life and I felt his emotions. I would definitely recommend this book!

Emma gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Fifty Fifty.

Mia F from Boston Spa School

This book is a wonderful read. You can imagine the way that 10 year old Jamie lives by the way Annabel Pitcher has written the book! Jamieís family are trying to overcome an unforgettable event in the past, when everything goes wrong Jamieís life is turned upside down. When Jamie, his dad and his sister move away he is faced by a totally new life, he is faced by many difficult events and people who read this book could relate to them. The characters personalities are wonderful. I cried at points and had a smile on my face at others. Overall this book is one of the best books I have read. I couldnít put this book down it was that good! I would recommend this to anyone!

Mia F gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Fifty Fifty.

Chloe from Pudsey Grangefield

I couldn't take to this book at all. The worst thing was in five years his Mum had gone and his Dad drinks. I felt like I could cry all the time. It made me feel sad.

Chloe gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dark Woods.

Eliza from Pudsey Grangefield

This is an amazing story of a young boy who's family has been torn apart. As he tries to make sense of what has happens, he makes a secret friend who helps him to recover. This book has a gripping storyline and is extremely well written. I highly recomend it to anyone who likes a twisting story.

Eliza gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Truth About Celia Frost.

Megan from Boston Spa School

Amazing!!! I really enjoyed this cleverly written book about life and death and getiing to terms about a sad incident. This book made me laugh and cry and I would definatly reccomend it. 10 year old Jamie didn't really know his sister when the incident happened and can't really remember much about her. But when things start to get really bad at home, his Dad starts drinking and his Mum leaves, Jamie makes a new friend. Can his family work it all out and realise what is important in life? Annabel Pitcher tells the story very well and it paints an extremely vivid yet sad picture in my head. I would DEFINATLY reccomend it.

Megan gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Truth About Celia Frost.

Agata from Pudsey Grangefield Maths and Computing College

This book is kind of okay. It starts off a little bit dull and you can't get yourself to read it, but after that I guess you just get used to it. It develops in an interesting and twisted kind of way but still the storyline is fabulous. It is all very interesting when you get the story. I encourage you to read it, if you don't mind some people over reacting this is a good book.

Agata gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Fifty Fifty.

Phoebe from Boston Spa School

WOW...this book is absolutely great.I really enjoyed reading this book and read it in days since I could not put it down.It is really easy to imagine 10 year old Jamie's feelings and the traumers him and his sister Jas are going through. Their family is a wreck since dad wont stop drinking, mum's run away with her new boyfriend Nigel and Jas is having problems at school.Annabel Pitcher has done an amazing job of writing this book and telling the story of poor Jamie's life as it goes from bad to worse.It made me laugh and cry which is why I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a dramatic,heartbreaking,emotional story line.

Phoebe gave My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Truth About Celia Frost.

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