Title: Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist
Author: John Young
Publisher + date: Floris Books / September 15th 2017
Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a honest review, thank you!
Quick-witted, sharp-tongued Connor Lambert won’t take it any longer: the bullying, the secrets, the sympathy. He’s been dying from cancer for years, but he’s not dead yet. He’s going down fighting.
Forming an unlikely friendship with fellow juvenile delinquent Skeates, the pair stage a break out and set off on a crazy tour across Scotland — dodging the police, joy riding and extreme partying — to find Connor’s dad, an inmate at Shotts prison.
But Connor’s left two things behind — the medication he needs to keep him alive, and the girl who makes living bearable.
A fresh and bold debut novel full of heart, guts and raw emotion. Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist is a brilliantly funny, thrilling exploration of friendship, identity and mortality populated with witty, sharply drawn characters.
What I think of it
This is really a very nice book to read while you’re on vacation.
It’s a light read which will make you laugh out loud but will also make you tear up a bit because after all it’s about a dying teen (and to be honest it’s not possible to not like him).
The writing in general is great, no hard words so readable for any age.
The characters are very interesting and unique, which made the book fun to read. unfortunately the plot is a bit unrealistic & rushed over which made me enjoying the book less.
I do recommend this book to whoever wants to have a fun book to read and doesn’t mind to tear up now and then and trust me if you have a heart, you absolutely will tear up.