Ways To Live Forever by Sally Nicholls
  

Ways To Live Forever

Written by Sally Nicholls

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Sympathetic, touching, and surprisingly funny, Ways To Live Forever is a fantastic debut from Sally Nicholls. Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukaemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers for the questions nobody will answer. This diary account of a young boy dying of Leukaemia will pull on heartstrings and have you in fits of laughter at the same time.

Winner of Glen Dimplex Prize for New Writers 2008
Winner of Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize 2008
Winner of Luchs Prize (Germany) for best children’s book published in Germany in the last year
Longlisted for Branford Boase Award 2009

Synopsis

Ways To Live Forever by Sally Nicholls

My name is Sam. I am eleven years old. I collect stories and fantastic facts. By the time you read this I will probably be dead. Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukaemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers for the questions nobody will answer.

Reviews

"A hugely impressive achievement ... elegant, intelligent, moving." Guardian

"A Jodi Picoult for teens that pulls no punches." Bookseller

"Supremely confident and very moving ... a writer with a great future" John McLay

"I search for novels that send electrical tingles up my spine. Reading this was more like being plugged into a 1000-volt socket. This is a story for everyone, whatever their age." Marion Lloyd, Publisher

About the Author

Sally Nicholls

I was born in Stockton-on-Tees, just after midnight, in a thunderstorm. My father died when I was two, and my brother Ian and I were brought up my mother. I always wanted to write - when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I used to say "I'm going to be a writer" - very definite.

I went to two secondary schools - a little Quaker school in North Yorkshire (where it was so cold that thick woolly jumpers were part of the school uniform) and a big comprehensive. I was very lonely at the little school, but I made friends at the comprehensive and got on all right. I didn't like being a teenager very much, though.

I now live in a little house in Oxford, writing stories, and trying to believe my luck.

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Paperback
224 pages

Author

Sally Nicholls
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Marion Lloyd

Publication date

7th January 2008

ISBN

9781407159331

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