Ways to Live Forever
Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books
Sam is eleven and has leukaemia. He knows he will die soon.
Annie, the nurse, comes to his house twice a week to give him platelets and Mrs Willis comes most days to 'do school' which mainly involves making things explode in the kitchen. At her suggestion, Sam starts to write a book - not a story or an autobiography but a collection of thoughts, experiences and questions which will live on when he is gone.
This is Sam's book: funny, angry, thoughtful and uplifting.
This debut novel from a very young and exceptionally talented new writer is striking in its simplicity, but tackles a traumatic and extraordinarily difficult subject with warmth, humour, sensitivity and brutal honesty.