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Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls
  

Ways to Live Forever

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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 the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2008.

Winner of the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award 2008.

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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.

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'Poignant, amusing and honest, this is a wonderful debut novel.' Bookseller

About the Author

Sally Nicholls

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

After school she worked in a Red Cross Hospital in Japan, travelled around Australia and New Zealand and returned to do a degree in Philosophy and Literature at Warwick.

Her first book Ways to Live Forever was a multiple prize winner:
Winner of the 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.

She now lives in a little flat in London and has a part-time job as an administrator for a charity called Effective Intervention. The rest of her time is spent writing stories and trying to believe her luck.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2012

Author

Sally Nicholls

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Publisher

Marion Lloyd

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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Relationship Stories
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Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)
Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781407159331

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