Thursday, April 16, 2009
Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls
Sam is 11 and has terminal leukemia. He has gone through two rounds of treatment but the cancer is back again. He has a teacher come to his house to work with him and his friend Felix and she suggests that they try writing so Sam has begun his book about himself and his disease. Among other things he writes about the questions that no one wants to ask or answer such as "where do you go after you die?" and "why does God make kids die?" He has also made a list of things he wants to do in his life and Felix insists that they accomplish all the things on his list.