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Jessica's Ghost

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Costa Children's Book Award Best Novel (nominee)
"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.

Also published as Friends for Life.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Used availability for Andrew Norriss's Jessica's Ghost

Hardback Editions

2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Jessica's Ghost
Author(s): Andrew Norriss
ISBN: 1-910200-33-6 / 978-1-910200-33-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jessica's Ghost
Author(s): Andrew Norriss
ISBN: 1-910200-56-5 / 978-1-910200-56-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Jessica's Ghost
Author(s): Andrew Norriss
ISBN: 1-982771-48-8 / 978-1-982771-48-5
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Jessica's Ghost: Library Edition
Author(s): Andrew Norriss
ISBN: 1-982771-49-6 / 978-1-982771-49-2
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Jessica's Ghost
Author(s): Andrew Norriss
Publisher: Alison Larkin Presents
Availability: Amazon   


September 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Jessica's Ghost
Author(s): Andrew Norriss
Publisher: Alison Larkin Presents
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Jessica's Ghost
Author(s): Andrew Norriss
Publisher: Alison Larkin Presents
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Jessica's Ghost
Author(s): Andrew Norriss
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU