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Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist

John Young


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Range: KelpiesTeen Paperback 288 pages 198 x 130 mm ISBN: 9781782504245 Publication date: 20th July 2017
Genre: School Theme: Empathy
Side effects may include:
Compulsion to travel, inappropriate laughter, rethinking your life.

I don't want to be remembered as Cancer Kid. I want to be remembered for something else -- anything else.

That's the reason for this crazy road trip. I'd be having the time of my life if:
-- I had any money
-- Emma was with me (not headcase Skeates)
--I hadn't forgotten the meds that keep me alive

But don't worry. I'll find out the truth about my dad before I snugg it. I have to. Just call me terminally optimistic.

"A bold and brilliant debut" -- Keith Gray

Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist


John Young is a writer who is originally from Belfast and lives in Edinburgh. A former lawyer, he founded and runs 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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