Sunday, July 24, 2011


I have just finished reading this book (in a couple of hours straight!)

The book is told through the eyes of Jamie, a 10 year old boy who is dealing with his family's loss of his sister Rose, who was killed at the age of 10 (5 years earlier) on a family outing in London. Extremist had booby-trapped a rubbish bin that Rose placed rubbish in and unknowingly triggered the bomb, killing her instantly and changing their lives forever!

Unable to cope, Jamies mother leaves with a man she met in the support group and his father turns to alcohol. His father moves the family away from London. Jas (Rose's twin) who is 15 and a typical rebel teenager, and Jamie have to start school and make new friends, which doesn't come easily to Jamie. He does make friends with Sunya, a muslim girl who wears a hijab, although he knows his father wouldn't approve.

The book deals with loss, separation, bullying, starting a new school, making friends, racial discrimination, sibling relationships and loyalty.

It is a great read for our senior students.

Mrs Lynskey

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