The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman: A Novel

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Norman is a shy kid, plagued with terrible psoriasis, and is the center of his mom’s (Sadie) world. But Norman’s world opens up when he becomes best friends with Jax, a kind of wild child, funny and smart, who leads Norman out of his shell. They make a big plan for when they are fifteen (they’re twelve now) to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe comedy festival, and Jax insists, also try to find out who Norman’s absent father is. When Jax tragically dies, Norman makes a plan to do the Fringe on his own. Sadie tells a friend at work, Leonard, an old codger, about it, and Leonard jumps in to help make it happen. This odd group sets off for Edinburgh with a list of potential fathers and reservations at some dodgy places. What could go wrong?

Julietta Henderson has written a really sweet and funny story that is filled with surprises, great characters, excellent writing, and a little sense of mystery. The story is very compelling, and readers will wish it didn’t end so soon when they finish as the characters are just so interesting. This is a real winner. Don’t miss it.

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Author Julietta Henderson
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher HarperCollins
Publish Date 13-Apr-2021
ISBN 9780778331957 Buy this Book
Issue May 2021
Category Popular Fiction