Artichoke Hearts (Paperback)Sita Brahmachari (author)
Winner of the 2011 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize
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.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 20 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition
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“Thought provoking tenderness.”
Entirely deserving of the 2011 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, this artistic tale is a must read for kids and adults alike.
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Wow - what an incredible book. I finished Artichoke Hearts last week and I just can't stop thinking about it. It's a tale of coming of age, of love and romance, of family dynamics, of death, but ultimately... More
“Loved the book”
this is my favourite book and would recommend it to girls be 11- 13. My favourite character is Jide. The book was sad but I wanted to skip a few chapters to get back to Jide and Mira though.
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