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How To Make A Friend by Fleur Smithwick
  

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A strange tale told in the first person that flips back and forth between a past when Alice, our narrator, was a lonely child and relied heavily on her imaginary friend, Sam, and the present when she has been involved in a car accident, lost a really important friend and finds Sam is back. But this is a very different Sam, a malevolent, controlling, jealous one. Not a lot happens now except long, repetitive conversations with Sam and then near the end everything changes somewhat alarmingly.

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How To Make A Friend by Fleur Smithwick

As a lonely child, Alice found comfort the same way so many others do - she invented a friend. Sam was always there when she needed him, until one day...he wasn't. Now, Alice's life almost resembles something happy, normal. She has a handful of close friends and a career as a photographer. But when a tragic accident shatters the world Alice has constructed, the sense of isolation that haunted her in childhood returns. And with it, so does Sam. To Alice, he looks and feels like a real person, but how can that be so? And who will decide when it's time for him to leave again?


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Brought up in London, Fleur Smithwick studied French Literature & Language at Southampton University and has worked in various jobs, including twelve years as a school secretary, before becoming a full-time writer. As well as novels, she writes short stories and has won The Writers' Village and Segora competitions and has been shortlisted twice for Fish Publishing and The New Writer. She lives in Richmond with her husband and two children. Find her on Twitter: @FleurSmithwick

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Fleur Smithwick

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Hardback

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Family Drama
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9780593073360

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