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"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 is dying of leukaemia. He hasn't got forever, so every minute counts. He wants the facts about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And, most importantly, he wants to know the facts about dying. Can Sam get answers to the questions that nobody will answer - and find a way to live a lifetime in the months that he has left? Winner of the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2007, this funny, powerful and uplifting novel is a startling look at life in the face of death. "A hugely impressive achievement... This is an elegant, intelligent, moving and sometimes even funny book." Mal Peet, The Guardian.


Ways to Live Forever
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5 / 5
January 23rd, 2014
This book is absolutely amazing! i read this book in a matter of hours as i just couldn't put it down. This heart wrenching tale had me in tears at the end and this is one of my favorite books of all time. i recommend this book to everyone as it is a must read tale of love, hate and ambition! :) x
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Heartbreakingly sad!
January 16th, 2014
I have read parts of this with my higher ability readers for years and have never reached the end. Normally with books, the ending lets it down (I'm looking at you Captain Corelli's Mandolin!) However, this is depressingly perfect and sounded like a child's voice rather than an adult trying and failing to write as one. Read it but at your own risk. You will need tissues.
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