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.

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