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Artichoke Hearts

Sita Brahmachari

 

Twelve-year-old Mira comes from a chaotic, artistic and outspoken family where it’s not always easy to be heard. As her beloved Nana Josie's health declines, Mira begins to discover the secrets of those around her, and also starts to keep some of her own. She is drawn to mysterious Jide, a boy who is clearly hiding a troubled past and has grown hardened layers - like those of an artichoke - around his heart. As Mira is experiencing grief for the first time, she is also discovering the wondrous and often mystical world around her.

An incredibly insightful, honest novel exploring the delicate balance, and often injustice, of life and death - but at its heart is a celebration of friendship, culture - and life.

'A beautifully written book about family, friendship, grief and hope which made me laugh and cry sometimes at the same time'
Anthony Browne, Children's Laureate (2009-2011)

Length: 336 pages
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780330517911
Published: 30/06/2011


Sita Brahmachari

Sita Brahmachari

Sita was born in Derby in 1966 to an Indian doctor from Kolkata and an English nurse from the Lake District. She has a BA in English Literature and an MA in Arts Education. Her many projects and writing commissions have been produced in theatres,...

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This book is one of my favourites it's a heartwarming beautiful tale of friendship,loss,love and growing up.I LOVED IT SO MUCH!!!!
Circemr

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so gripping,yet so sad

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i really loved this book. discovered it a few years ago, and have read it again this week. i love it so much and it grabbed my heart. i think it is incredible.
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Really interesting read! Very enjoyable and full of hope and joy...

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