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Five years ago, Jamie’s sister, Rose, was blown up by a terrorist bomb. Five years later, his family is still wrecked by grief. Now Jamie, Dad and his teenage sister are moving to the Lake District for a fresh start. But things are just as bad as ever. Jasmine, who was Rose’s twin, has turned to piercings and punk hairstyles. Mum has run off with a man from her support group. But ten-year-old Jamie hasn’t cried the entire time. To him, Rose is just a distant memory. Jamie longs for Mum to come home, and for his family finally to start living. And when he sees an advert for a TV talent show, he feels certain it will bring them all back together…

“This is a fine debut novel. Truthful, clear-eyed and wise.” Telegraph

“Heartbreaking and funny in near equal measure… This is a wonderful, touching story that never slips into worthiness.” Observer

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AR book level: 5.2; Middle years; 9.0 points




  1. Becky
    on 13 May 2012

    The book

    I'm in the middle of reading it right now-and it's amazing. It's all about a boy-Jamie- who's sister-Rose-died in a terrorist bomb 5 years ago. Although I'm only on Chapter 7, I'm already finding this book AMAZING and am going to tell all my friends about how amazing this book really is!

    5out of 5

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