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Ways to Live Foreverby Sally Nicholls
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From award-winning author Sally Nicholls, her debut novel about a boy's last months with leukemia.
1. My name is Sam.
2. I am eleven years old.
3. I collect stories and fantastic facts.
4. I have leukemia.
5. By the time you read this, I will probably be dead.
Living through the final stages of leukemia, Sam collects stories, questions, lists, and pictures that create a profoundly moving portrait of how a boy lives when he knows his time is almost up.
"[I]t skirts easy sentiment to confront the hard questions head-on, intelligently and realistically and with an enormous range of feeling." — Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Sam is a child whom readers would want as a friend and he will be missed when the book is done." — School Library Journal, starred review
"The energy and joy of this novel is a remarkable feat." — Horn Book, starred review
Living through the final stages of leukemia, 11-year-old Sam collects stories, questions, lists, and pictures that create a profoundly moving portrait of how a boy lives when he knows his time is almost up.
About the Author
Sally Nicholls completed an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University (UK). She wrote her first novel, WAYS TO LIVE FOREVER, when she was twenty-three, and it received three starred reviews and was named an ALA Notable Book. Sally Nicholls lives in London.
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