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Friends for Life

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
"Both a hymn to the joys of 'being different' and an earnest exploration of the serious traumas suffered by teenagers who are lucky enough, and unlucky enough, to be unconventional." (The Guardian)

Sitting by himself on a bench during recess, fashion-loving Francis is joined by Jessica. He's surprised when he learns that she's a ghost and that Francis is the first person who has been able to see her since she died. When they become friends, then meet two more outsiders who can also see Jessica, the questions arise: Why are they the only ones who can see Jessica? And how did she die?

"Narrating this funny, beautifully written story taught me that when someone is depressed, instead of trying to fix things, it can be more helpful to just shut up and listen." (Alison Larkin)

The audiobook is followed by a candid discussion with three American teenagers about depression, anxiety, bullying, suicide, social media, and the healing power of friendship.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Used availability for Andrew Norriss's Friends for Life

Hardback Editions

March 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Friends For Life (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Andrew Norriss
ISBN: 0-606-41128-3 / 978-0-606-41128-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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August 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Friends for Life
Author(s): Andrew Norriss
ISBN: 0-545-85186-6 / 978-0-545-85186-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: David Fickling Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Friends for Life
Author(s): Andrew Norriss
ISBN: 1-338-19637-5 / 978-1-338-19637-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: David Fickling Books
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Audio Editions

October 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Friends for Life
Author(s): Andrew Norriss
ISBN: 1-982771-52-6 / 978-1-982771-52-2
Publisher: Author's Republic and Blackstone Publishing
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October 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Friends for Life: Library Edition
Author(s): Andrew Norriss
ISBN: 1-982771-53-4 / 978-1-982771-53-9
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Friends for Life
Author(s): Andrew Norriss
Publisher: Alison Larkin Presents
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September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Friends for Life
Author(s): Andrew Norriss
Publisher: Alison Larkin Presents
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Friends for Life
Author(s): Andrew Norriss
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA