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.
Winner of the 2011 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize.
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