Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Friends for Life by Andrew Norris

If you liked this book...

Then upgrade to a more mature version of a story you are sure to appreciate and enjoy. A new release by Andrew Norris titled Friends for Life. 

*Just a caveat before you buy/read, and that is parents and teachers will have to use their judgement on whether or not they feel this book is appropriate for their child/student. This book deals with bullying and suicide, and for you this may not be appropriate. I strongly encourage you to read it first, and make the determination yourself. *

That being said, I would like to share that I thought this book was well done. Francis is a loner, and chooses to stay far from the other kids at school. He loves fashion and dressing up dolls, and for this reason stays far from the harassment of his peers.  One day while sitting at a bench, Jessica appears to him. The odd thing is not just the way Jessica is dressed in the February frost, but that she is a ghost, and Francis can not only see her, but talk to her as well. Once the pieces of the puzzle are revealed, you find out just what kind of damage bullying can wreak in the lives of those it effects. I thought it was thought-provoking and well done!
A timeless and uplifting book about friendship, filled with humor and heart.
When Jessica sits next to Francis on a bench during recess, he's surprised to learn that she isn't actually alive--she's a ghost. And she's surprised, too, because Francis is the first person who has been able to see her since she died.
Before long, Francis and Jessica are best friends, enjoying life more than they ever have. When they meet two more friends who can also see Jessica, the question arises: What is it that they have in common? And does it have something to do with Jessica being a ghost?

Happy reading to you!

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