Ways To Live Forever
Written by Sally Nicholls
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Shortlisted for the 2009 Branford Boase Best Debut Novel Award.
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.
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 and 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.
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.
"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
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