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A triumphant Thing About PDFEPUB #10003 and touching debut about the unlikeliest superstar you’ll ever meetTwelve year old Norman Foreman and his best friend Jax are a legendary comedic duo in waiting with a plan to take their act all the way to the Edinburgh Fringe But when Jax dies Norman decides the only fitting tribute is to perform at the festiv. Hands up if you loved and still remember Auggie from RJ Palacio s novel Wonder Well you are not alone Wonder has over 700K reviews and an average GR rating of 444 so it is clearly a much loved book So now while you still have your hands up I d encourage you to do yourself a favour reach out and grab a copy of Julietta Henderson s debut novel The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman Norman often brought Auggie to mind The stories are entirely different but the feelings they generated were similar This one s not due for publication until 18th Feb 2021 but I m expecting big things for Julietta and Norman I will not be at all surprised if their stat s rival Auggies From the very first pages I was in Hook Line Sinker The whole way through I relished the writing and the tone which was light funny and touching This might seem uite incredible given our first encounter with twelve year old Norman is at his best friend Jax s funeral Jax the Rolls bloody Royce of best friends Jax the cheeky loveable sometimes naughty but always kind boy Jax who at eleven years 297 days and about 12 or 16 hours left a gaping boy shaped hole in the lives of Norman and his mum Sadie s lives It s a toss up as to who I loved Norman or Sadie Norman the boy who s spent the better part of his life covered in a solid scale of psoriasis that hurts like hell looks like shit and who still keeps smiling Or Sadie with her self deprecating tone and a love for Norman which was beyond compare and exuisitely portrayed I particularly liked her sardonic inner dialogue which sounded uite realistic You know the way we often think one thing but say something entirely different not nastily but things that are simply better left unsaid out loudMemories of Jax were pivotal to the story but the action was centred around Norman s uest to fulfill a dream he and his buddy had shared since they were ten The boys had planned to perform as a comedy duo at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Norman was the straight man to the showy and comedic Jax a l Abbott and Costello Now Norman is determined to go solo even though he s terrified and he knows he s not that funny but the memory of Jax s words give him the courage he needs The message being that when you re scared to do something you should just think about the worst thing that could possibly happen and then get in there and have a go anyhow Norman figures the worst thing has already happened so what does he have to loseThe other part of the uest was to find Norman s Dad Sadie herself doesn t know who Norman s dad is and might I add has no desire to know but in the spirit of trying to bring her grief filled boy back to some semblence of happy she s willing to agree to anything Helping them on their mission is octogenarian Leonard a gorgeous old fellow whose logistical prowess brings it all together Throughout it all the grief is palpable and it s relateable but it s not overwhelming because it s offset with generous helpings of love humour a bit of sillines and plenty of hope It s a story with a really lovely message and I thoroughly recommend this book Thanks and congratulations to Juliette Henderson on her great debut Thanks too to Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers and of course NetGalley for the opportunity of reading this digital ARC in exchange for an honest review which it was my pleasure to provide Idenics plan to take their act all the way to the Edinburgh Fringe But when Jax dies Norman decides the only fitting tribute is to Night Owl Loonette perform at the festiv. Hands up if you loved and still remember Auggie from RJ Palacio s novel Wonder Well you are not alone Wonder has over 700K reviews and an average GR rating of 444 so it is clearly a much loved book So now while you still have your hands up I d encourage you to do yourself a favour reach out and grab a copy of Julietta Henderson s debut novel The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman Norman often brought Auggie to mind The stories are entirely different but the feelings they generated were similar This one s not due for Deadshifted (Edie Spence, publication until 18th Feb 2021 but I m expecting big things for Julietta and Norman I will not be at all surprised if their stat s rival Auggies From the very first El agujero del infierno pages I was in Hook Line Sinker The whole way through I relished the writing and the tone which was light funny and touching This might seem uite incredible given our first encounter with twelve year old Norman is at his best friend Jax s funeral Jax the Rolls bloody Royce of best friends Jax the cheeky loveable sometimes naughty but always kind boy Jax who at eleven years 297 days and about 12 or 16 hours left a gaping boy shaped hole in the lives of Norman and his mum Sadie s lives It s a toss up as to who I loved Norman or Sadie Norman the boy who s spent the better The Essential Jim Brickman, Vol. 4 (Piano/Vocal/Chords) part of his life covered in a solid scale of Teddy psoriasis that hurts like hell looks like shit and who still keeps smiling Or Sadie with her self deprecating tone and a love for Norman which was beyond compare and exuisitely Calling Me Home portrayed I The Taint of Lovecraft particularly liked her sardonic inner dialogue which sounded uite realistic You know the way we often think one thing but say something entirely different not nastily but things that are simply better left unsaid out loudMemories of Jax were Mr. Francis Wife pivotal to the story but the action was centred around Norman s uest to fulfill a dream he and his buddy had shared since they were ten The boys had The Shadow People planned to The Aliens Mate (Warriors of Luxiria, perform as a comedy duo at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Norman was the straight man to the showy and comedic Jax a l Abbott and Costello Now Norman is determined to go solo even though he s terrified and he knows he s not that funny but the memory of Jax s words give him the courage he needs The message being that when you re scared to do something you should just think about the worst thing that could Degrees of Elevation possibly happen and then get in there and have a go anyhow Norman figures the worst thing has already happened so what does he have to loseThe other Demons, Yes--But Thank God for Good Angels part of the uest was to find Norman s Dad Sadie herself doesn t know who Norman s dad is and might I add has no desire to know but in the spirit of trying to bring her grief filled boy back to some semblence of happy she s willing to agree to anything Helping them on their mission is octogenarian Leonard a gorgeous old fellow whose logistical The Pride and Prejudice Movie Cookbook prowess brings it all together Throughout it all the grief is Vietnam Perkasie palpable and it s relateable but it s not overwhelming because it s offset with generous helpings of love humour a bit of sillines and A Proper Hellhound: A Montague & Strong Detective Story plenty of hope It s a story with a really lovely message and I thoroughly recommend this book Thanks and congratulations to Juliette Henderson on her great debut Thanks too to Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers and of course NetGalley for the opportunity of reading this digital ARC in exchange for an honest review which it was my Losing Strength and Dexterity pleasure to Afghanistan provide

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Fringe and help track down a man whose identity is a mystery even to her Julietta Henderson’s delightfully charming tender and uplifting debut takes us on a road trip with a mother and son who will live in the reader’s heart for a long Funny Thing About eBook #184 time to come and teaches us that no matter the odds we must always reach for the star. The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson is a heart warming tale focusing on a boy called Norman who has recently lost his best friend Jax just before they turned twelve They were preparing to take their comedic duo to Edinburgh Fringe when they were fifteen years old but with Jax passing away Norman focuses his sadness and pain on paying tribute to his best friend and not waiting another three years He re writes their five year plan with three objectives in mind1 Look after mum2 Find Dad3 Get to the Edinburgh FringeWith the help of his mother Sadie as well as her friend Leonard and some others along the way they set out on a journey to talk to four potential fathers alongside the goal of securing a slot at Edinburgh Fringe You will want to follow these characters on their journeys of self discovery of finding the truth and of confronting the present or past with many touching and humorous moments accompanying theseOne thing I particularly liked about this book is having alternate perspectives from two of the main characters Norman and his mother Sadie and these being of different ages The switch between the voice of an adult and of a 12 year old boy but also the relationship of these voices as mother and son was very effective Experiencing events thoughts and feelings from these alternative narrators meant that the reader was given different insights and felt a greater connection to both of these characters and their close relationship as mother and son who have really only known each other Both have also lost someone close to them Jax and attempt to deal with this in differing ways It is their story a story of a son who has to deal with grief alongside breaking out of his awkward personality to become a solo comedian to make Jax proud and his mother having to confront her past and feelings of not being the best mother to allow each other to heal and continue with their lives There were so many heart warming moments and I loved how both of these characters truly cared about one another Norman Sadie and Leonard are all characters that not only feel real but are also very loving and will make you want to enter the book to accompany them on their journey and support them As each page progressed I was rooting for these characters and the ultimate end goal for Noman There were some emotional moments and all of these factors complemented each other very effectively to create a touching and moving novel I did not uite give this book five stars due to personal preferences surrounding the ending I felt it was a little rushed and that there could have been a few scenes to give the book a little closure but this may just be because I enjoyed the book so much that I wanted to see some additional final moments of Norman On this note I think the book could have a fantastic seuel exploring Norman s life as he gets older and hopefully continues his character progression and perhaps even becomes a very famous comedian If you are wanting a book that explores important feelings and issues of grief and of dealing with past trauma mixed with some really heart warming moments and humorous scenes then this book will be perfect for you Thank you to Transworld Publishers and NetGalley for providing me with my copy in exchange for my honest review

Julietta Henderson ã 0 Summary

Al himself The problem is Norman’s not the funny one Jax wasThere’s also another far colossal objective on Norman’s new plan that his single The Funny Epubmom Sadie wasn’t ready for he wants to find the father he’s never known Determined to put a smile back on her boy’s face Sadie resolves to face up to her own messy past get Norman to the. Beautiful just beautiful

  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman
  • Julietta Henderson
  • English
  • 21 October 2018
  • 9780778331957

About the Author: Julietta Henderson

Julietta Henderson Thing About PDF/EPUB ✓ grew up in the rainforests of North ueensland and developed her passion for the written word producing magazines for school friends and neighbours with her sister She has worked her way through jobs as diverse as bicycle tour guide in Tuscany nanny in the Italian Alps and breakfast waitress in the wilds of Scotland Like many Australians her love affair with Europe began.



10 thoughts on “The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman

  1. says:

    Best friends Jax Fenton and Norman Foreman are twelve they love comedy and are a duo like Morecambe and Wise They have a five year plan with the objective of the Edinburgh Fringe The unthinkable happens and Jax

  2. says:

    Hands up if you loved and still remember Auggie from RJ Palacio's novel Wonder       Well you are not alone

  3. says:

    This was a sweet novel about Norman Foreman twelve years old who dreams of performing at one the biggest festivals The Edinburgh Fringe Unfortunately his best friend and partner in comedy died unexpectedlyNorman is brought up by his mother and never met his father Sadie herself is unsure of who the sperm donor might beWith the help

  4. says:

    “I felt the world slow down shudder and grind to a halt as I looked into my son’s eyes and all of a sudden realized with absolute clarity what I’d been way too blinded by my own sadness to notice since Jax had died Norman was so much braver than I would ever be”The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman is the first novel by Au

  5. says:

    I enjoyed The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman It’s not perfect but it avoids most of the pitfalls which could have spoiled it and I found it readable amusing and touchingLet’s face it it could have been dreadful a twelve year old boy with psoriasis dreams of doing a comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe with his best friend who is the funn

  6. says:

    Beautiful just beautiful

  7. says:

    Oh my heart I have just finished reading The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman and I am in love With 11 year old Norman with his loving mum Sadi

  8. says:

    I just loved this book It is sweet and sad and funny and full of love I will be recommending it to friends and library patronsNorman and his friend Jax are 12 year olds with a plan They will bring their brand of comedy to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh in five years But Jax dies and leaves Norman without a friend and wi

  9. says:

    The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson is a heart warming tale focusing on a boy called Norman who has recently lost his

  10. says:

    A pleasantly surprising book for a debut author and one that anyone and everyone can easily read It is also a story uite a few people could in some way relate to It had family death sadness fun life and even happinessThe story of a boy Norman the death of a friend Jax and Norman’s mother Sadie who is dealing with her own past The adventures Norman and his mother Sadie have are led by an elderly friend Leonard who tak

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