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Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist

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Winner of the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2019
Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2018

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.

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9781782504245
  • ISBN: 9781782504245
  • Pub Date: 20th July 2017
  • Publisher: Floris Books
  • Imprint: Floris Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 288

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About John Young

John Young is a writer who is originally from Belfast and now lives near Edinburgh. A former lawyer, he helped found The Teapot Trust, a children's art therapy charity, with his wife Laura. He was a Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award winner in 2013.

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