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Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist

by John Young (author)

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Quick-witted, sharp-tongued Connor Lambert won’t take it any longer: the bullying, the secrets, the sympathy. He’s been dying from cancer for years, but he’s not dead yet. He’s going down fighting. Forming an unlikely friendship with fellow juvenile delinquent Skeates, the pair stage a break out and set off on a crazy tour across Scotland - dodging the police, joy riding and extreme partying - to find Connor’s dad, an inmate at Shotts prison. But Connor’s left two things behind—the medication he needs to keep him alive, and the girl who makes living bearable. A fresh and bold debut novel full of heart, guts and raw emotion. Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist is a brilliantly funny, thrilling exploration of friendship, identity and mortality populated with witty, sharply drawn characters.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781782504245

Publisher

Kelpies

Date published

July 6th, 2017

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.8; Upper years; 11.0 points

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  • 288 pages
Condition

New

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