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When Life Gives You Mangoes Reviews

When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten

When Life Gives You Mangoes

Kereen Getten

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1 review

Category: Children's
Imprint: Pushkin Children's Books
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Publication date: 1 Oct 2020
ISBN: 9781782692645
  • The Sunday TimesChildren's Book of the Week
4 stars out of 5
Nicolette Jones
18 Oct 2020

"The story is mysterious, and has a powerful twist, while also conjuring up moving family relationships"

Clara lives in a small village on a tropical island, a setting evoked vividly in this debut by an author who spent her childhood in Jamaica. Against a backdrop of mango trees and beaches, sunshine and fierce storms, the story follows Clara, who is at odds with her former best friend. She is also troubled by the fact that she cannot remember events of the previous summer, knowing only that she fears the sea she once loved.