My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece Book Pdf ePub

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

4.0110,850 votes • 1,473 reviews
Published 01 Mar 2011
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece.pdf
Format Audio CD
Publisher Orion Publishing Group
ISBN 1409132889

Ten-year-old Jamie hasn't cried since it happened. He knows he should have—Jasmine cried, Mum cried, Dad still cries. Roger didn't, but then he is just a cat and didn't know Rose that well, really.
Everyone kept saying it would get better with time, but that's just one of those lies that grown-ups tell in awkward situations. Five years on, it's worse than ever: Dad drinks, Mum's gone and Jamie's left with questions that he must answer for himself.
This is his story, an unflinchingly real yet heart-warming account of a young boy's struggle to make sense of the loss that tore his family apart.

"My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece" Reviews

- Tel Aviv, 05, Israel
Sat, 21 Jan 2017

"אמא שיקרה שוב. היא אמרה שעם ציונים טובים אפשר להשיג כל מה שרוצים. אבל מה שרציתי
היה שהיא תהיה בערב הורים, והיא לא היתה."
ג'יימי בן ה 10 עובר עם אחותו ג'ס ואביו למנצ'סטר. אחותו רוז נהרגה בפיגוע של קיצונים מוסלמים בלונדון וכל מה שנותר ממנה הוא אפר בכד מוזהב על מדף בסלון. אביו שוקע במצולות המרה השחורה ואימו נוטשת אותם כדי לחיות עם גבר אחר -נייג'ל -חבר בקבוצת תמיכה.
ג'יימי בן ה 10 מתמודד עם שורת אכזבות, מצוקות, חלומות ומאבקים למצב את עצמו בחברה ובמציאות אותה הוא לא תמיד מבין עד הסוף. לצידו עומדת סוניה, ילדה פקיסטנית עוטה חיג'ב שבאומץ בלתי יתואר עוזרת לו להתמודד עם המציאות הלא פשוטה בה הוא חי.
ג'יימי נקרע בין אהבתו לסוניה ובין נאמנותו לאביו שרוב הזמן שיכור. אביו שמסרב לראות שיש גם מוסלמים אחרים.
ג'יימי גם מסרב להשלים עם הנטישה של אמו וכשהוא מקבל חולצת ספיידרמן ליום הולדתו הוא מסרב להוריד אותה במשך שבועות רבים אבל בה ובנעלים הקטנות מידי שקיבל ליום הולדתו הוא מוביל את הנבחרת של בית ספרו לניצחון.
זה ספר עצוב, מעצבן וכואב שמסופר בקולו של ג'יימי על משפחה דיספונקציונלית, על אם גועלית שנטשה את ילדיה, על אומץ, חברות אמת ועל אהבת אחים אמיתית. זה סיפור על התמודדות והקושי להתמודד במקום לברוח. ראיתי במקומות מסויימים שהוא מוגדר ספר לילדים, לדעתי ממש לא!
גם אם הסאב טקסט של הספר עוסק באומץ וחברות והתמודדות עם אובדן ואכזבה, וגם אם בסופו של דבר המשפחה הדיספונקציונלית הזו מקבל "מספיק" וזה בסדר מבחינת ג'יימי, ספר שהטקסט הישיר שלו עוסק בנטישה, אכזבה ובגידה של האם בילדים שלה, ועוסק באב אלכוהליסט הוא לדעתי לא ספר לילדים.

- Morpeth, The United Kingdom
Sat, 04 Jun 2011

A really easy, quick and enjoyable read. The title of this book is what attracted me to it - It sounds really intriguing and it gave me high expectations. The premise of the book was fantastic. The book actually deals with quite a few issues (racism, alcohol abuse, grief, family break-ups) through they weren't all so obvious. I found it a little difficult to get into the childish nature of the writing (The narrator is 10 year old Jamie), but after I got more used to it, I found it quite charming and the humour was wonderful. This novel is all about seeing problems and prejudices through a childs eyes and in this, it succeeds. A rather simple yet effective book.

- Paradas, 51, Spain
Mon, 30 Apr 2018

Es un libro para adolescentes y creo que pueden aprovecharlo bien, en cuanto a mi es una pérdida de tiempo. No lo recomendaría.

- Brno, 78, Czech Republic
Mon, 20 Nov 2017

Lidi... Tahle kniha není dokonalá. Není to ani bestseller. Ale víte co? Je úžasná svým jedinečným způsobem (a taky mnohem lepší než Kečupová mračna, věřte mi). Čekal jsem průměrné a oddechové vyprávění, místo toho jsem dostal něco, co mě uhranulo a vyrazilo mi dech. Možná je to právě tím, jak je příběh přímočarý a že si na nic nehraje. Nebo je to zkrátka tím, že vám Jamie jako správný mladý hrdina sedne. Nekompromisně boží.

Thu, 28 Sep 2017

Jo, jo, jo!
Annabel Pitcher mám fakt ráda, moc.
Tahle knížka mě dostala stejně jako Kečupová mračna, nebo spíš ještě víc.
Perspektiva desetiletého kluka je místy těžko pochopitelná, ale věrohodná.
Autorka se citlivě dotýká spousty témat (alkoholismus, anorexie, rozvod, šikana, rasismus...) a zpracovává je vážně dobře. Jen mi vadilo, že zvlášť hlavní hrdina občas některé z nich ignoroval.
Jednoznačně 4,5/5*, ale plný počet dát nemůžu, i když mi to vehnalo slzy do očí.
P.S.Ty tlapky na stránkách :3
Celá recenze:

Amanda Stephany (mandsandherbooks)
- Concepción, Chile
Fri, 17 Mar 2017

3.5/5 Stars
...That's my rating if you consider everything. The plot and the writing and all of that stuff about which I care about when rating a book. Let's imagine, however, that my rating was only based on the range and depth of emotions this book made me feel. Then it would easily be a 10/5 stars read.
This is a simple and complicated story at the same time. For example, it's interesting to me that the main cause for a lot of the characters' actions throughout the story actually took place before the events described in the novel, it being the death of Jamie's sister Rose, who was killed in a terrorist attack five years before. We get to see how Jamie's life has been marked from nearly the beginning by the death of a person he can barely even remember, for he was only five years old when it happened.We get to see how helpless he feels and how puzzled he is that his parents are more preoccupied with someone who's gone that with him and his older sister Jas, who are still there.
Jamie's mixed feelings about Rose stroke me as something fresh and authentic, and I loved how his relationship with his dead sister is a strong character development point for our little hero. The evolution of Jamie's relationships with people close to him are very well done in general, even if sometimes the outcome wasn't what he (or us readers) would have expected. My favorite relationship of Jamie's has to be the one he shares with his older sister Jas, who is also a brilliant character in my opinion. Their interactions are both heartwarming and honest, and I love how through the ups and downs they could be sure they had each other's back. That was something beautiful and powerful which really got to me.
I won't write more about the important relationships i the books, because I think a huge part of the story's magic relies on seeing them bloom for yourself. I loved how the author depicted most of the adult as well as the kids as complex characters, and how they interacted with each other. I wasn't a fan of the parts that took place at school because they featured some pretty horrible characters. Nevertheless, I think Sunya's presence made up for it.
Now Sunya, who's Jamie's best friend from school, is a Muslim girl with a great imagination who made me smile nearly every time she appeared. At first she stroke me as unrealistically kind and passionate, however as the story progresses, we get to see how she's depicted as a real little girl with real feelings who's just trying to be her best self. She's definitely a character I would have loved to read about when I was a kid.
Jamie's realationship with his parents was so important in the book, and i really don't know how to talk about it without giving a lot away. It certainly contributes to the feeling of helplessness that lingers throughout the whole book, and makes you ponder about just how important family bonds are when you're Jamie's age.
There were parts when I couldn't stop reading and others that I felt were not so well achieved, but as a whole this book is so important. While it does feel like a huge lesson, it neither feels like one adults are trying to teach kids, nor one kids are trying to teach adults. It is a lesson about understanding and empathy and compassion and letting go, which are things that come in handy for everyone at any age. It has several powerful quotes that both broke and changed me, and I'm glad I got to go on this short but big journey with these wonderful characters.
One last thing, the parts with Jamie and his fish from the pond were really moving and the imagery was simply beautiful. One of the simplest aspects of the book yet one of my favorites.

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