Friends for Life

Written by:
Andrew Norriss
Narrated by:
Alison Larkin

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2019
4 hours 49 minutes
"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 humorous, 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

Releasing on September 10th - National Suicide Prevention Day

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
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This audiobook won an AudioFile Earphones award for excellence. Here is the review. Earphones Award Winner by Andrew Norris | Read by Alison Larkin Young Adult Ages 12+ • 4.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2015 Narrator Alison Larkin is superb at presenting the heavy topics of bullying and suicide with an audible sense of hope, optimism, and even a bit of humor. The principal characters speak with varied British accents and are also discernible by their personalities. Francis speaks slowly--he's mild and kind even in the face of teasing at school for his hobby of fashion design. When he meets the effervescent Jessica, a ghost visible at first only to him, listeners hear her playfulness as she "thinks" herself into new outfits, secretly accompanies Francis to school, and floats through doors and walls. She drops her cheeriness only when, with the help of new friends, she begins to understand her purpose and path. L.T. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2019]

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