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How Not to Disappear

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
YA Book Prize Best Young Adult (nominee)
Our memories are what make us who we are. Some are real. Some are made up. But they are the stories that tell us who we are. Without them we are nobody.

Hattie's summer isn't going as planned. Her two best friends have abandoned her: Reuben has run off to Europe to 'find himself" and Kat is in Edinburgh with her new girlfriend. Meanwhile Hattie is stuck babysitting her twin siblings and dealing with endless drama around her mum's wedding. Oh, and she's also just discovered that she's pregnant with Reuben's baby... Then Gloria, Hattie's great-aunt who no one even knew existed, comes crashing into her life. Gloria's fiercely independent, rather too fond of a gin sling and is in the early stages of dementia. Together the two of them set out on a road trip of self-discovery - Gloria to finally confront the secrets of her past before they are erased from her memory forever and Hattie to face the hard choices that will determine her future...

Non Pratt's Trouble meets Thelma and Louise with a touch of Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey, Clare Furniss' remarkable How Not To Disappear is an emotional rollercoaster of a novel that will make you laugh and break your heart.

Praise for How Not to Disappear:
'Absolutely gorgeous, heartfelt and incredibly enjoyable.' Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike
'Funny, moving and packed with characters that jump off the page.' Lisa Williamson, author of The Art of Being Normal

'Funny, sharply observed, shocking and wonderful.' Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week
'A beautifully executed story . . . gloriously funny, deeply emotional and a triumph.' Daily Mail
'Poignant and moving, while also managing to be funny, this is definitely one for those of you who are in love with words.' MaximumPop
'AMAZING . . . If you're into your kickass female characters then you're going to NEED to stick your nose into How Not To Disappear . . . SO GOOD.' Sugarscape '

Praise for The Year of The Rat:
'Beautifully written with a dry sense of humour' Stylist
'A painful and touching debut' Sunday Express
'You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll love this book' Sun
'I cried, I laughed, I cried some more... a moving must-read.' Bliss
'Incredibly gripping, enormously moving story... beautifully written' Radio 2 Bookclub
'A truly amazing read... will linger in the mind long after the final word' Malorie Blackman

    

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February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: How Not to Disappear
Author(s): Clare Furniss
ISBN: 1-4814-2102-6 / 978-1-4814-2102-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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January 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: How Not to Disappear
Author(s): Clare Furniss
ISBN: 1-4711-2030-9 / 978-1-4711-2030-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
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February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: How Not to Disappear
Author(s): Clare Furniss
ISBN: 1-4814-2103-4 / 978-1-4814-2103-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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July 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: How Not to Disappear
Author(s): Clare Furniss
ISBN: 1-4711-2031-7 / 978-1-4711-2031-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
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February 2016 : UK Paperback

Title: How Not to Disappear
Author(s): Clare Furniss
ISBN: 1-4711-4482-8 / 978-1-4711-4482-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: How Not to Disappear
Author(s): Clare Furniss
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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January 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: How Not to Disappear
Author(s): Clare Furniss
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
Availability: Amazon UK