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My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
by Annabel Pitcher
Edition: Audio CD

25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-felt, Heart-rending story, 27 April 2011
This is a story of how a family copes with tragedy. But told through the eyes of a 10 year old boy who finds himself in a new school with parents emotionally unavailable due to their own struggles to cope with the death of their daughter. The book is funny, sad, and inspirational, often at the same moments. Details in the book add to its realistic tone. Although written for children, I enjoyed this book as an adult as it dealt with themes of resilience and prejudice. The book is beautifully read by David Tennant whose voice conveys the heartbreak and isolation this young man feels but also the humor, friendship, and spirit that keep him going.

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