Un romanzo delicato,in cui si sente la freschezza di una giovane autrice agli esordi. La vicenda di una famiglia devastata dalla perdita di un membro a causa di un attacco terroristico commuove,sebbene lo stile dell'autrice non sia lacrimevole....Continua
Jamie's sister, Rose died five years ago, killed by a terrorist's bomb. Now her ashes are in a urn on the mantelpiece and Jamie lives with his sister Jasmine, Rose's twin and his father who still can't accept his daughter's death and drinks too much.
Jamie's mother went away with her lover and Jamie, Jasmine, their cat Roger and their dad went to live in another town.
Jamie makes friends with Sunya, a girl in his school, but there's a big problem: Sunya is a muslim and Jamie's dad thinks that every muslim is one of the terrorists who killed his daughter.
This is a novel about mourning, growing up and friendship: Jamie's dad has to learn to let the memory of Rose go and Jamie, who was too young to remember Rose and to cry for her death will have to find out what his sister's loss means for him and he will have to accept that his mother abandoned her children. Jasmine looks like a rebellious teenager, but she's a sweet girl who really loves her brother and tries to protect him from sadness.