It was a journey they would always remember . . . for a friend they’d never forget.
Norman and Jax are a legendary comedic duo in waiting, with a five-year plan to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe by the time they’re fifteen. But when Jax dies before they turn twelve, Norman decides a tribute act for his best friend just can’t wait, so he rewrites their plan:
1. Look after mum | 2. Find Dad | 3. Get to the Edinburgh Fringe
Sadie knows she won’t win Mother of the Year and she’s not proud she doesn’t know who her son’s father is. But when she finds Norman’s list, all she wants is to see her son smile again… So they set off on a pilgrimage to Edinburgh, making a few stops to find Norman’s dad along the way.
The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman is an inspiring, feel-good novel about a small boy with a big heart – and even bigger dreams.
The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman is a lovely, heartwarming story of perseverance and determination, which is extremely inspiring. I love Norman, he is such a great character with a brilliant sense of humour and bags of charisma and as the story progresses you can tell that his best friend Jax was just the same. I have the upmost respect for Sadie who does all she can to let her son follow his dreams despite it not being an easy journey for her. All of the characters we meet along the way are very different individuals each with their own interesting personalities, making for a great read.
This is a great story and most certainly worth a read, just remember that you may need your tissues as it is an emotional rollercoaster.