PUBICATION DATE: April 13th, 2021
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Hi everyone and welcome to my stop on the exciting Blog Tour for The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson.
This book goes on sale tomorrow, April 13th, 2021 so be sure to mark your calendars and grab your copy of this book!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Little Miss Sunshine meets Wonder in this delightfully charming, uplifting book club debut about a twelve-year-old would-be comedian who travels across the country to honor his dead best friend’s dream of performing in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe—the only problem being that his friend was the funny one of their duo.
Twelve-year-old would-be comedian Norman has got a lot going on, including a chronic case of psoriasis, a distinct lack of comic timing and a dead best friend. All his life it’s just been him, his single mum Sadie, and Jax, the ‘funny one’ of their comedy duo. So when Jax dies not only is Norman devastated, it’s also the end of the boys’ Five Year Plan to take their comedy act to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe when they turned fifteen.
But Norman decides to honor Jax by performing at the Fringe, on his own. And not when he’s fifteen—but rather in four weeks’ time. But there’s another, far more colossal objective on Norman’s plan that Sadie wasn’t quite ready for: Norman wants to find his father. Eager to do anything that might put a smile on her boy’s face, Sadie resolves to face up to her own messy past and track down the father who doesn’t even know Norman exists, and whose identity Sadie herself isn’t quite sure of.
Thus begins a road trip from Cornwall to Scotland, featuring a mother and son who will live in the reader’s heart for a long time to come.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Julietta Henderson is a full-time writer and comedy fan who splits her time between her home country of Australia and the UK. The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman is Julietta’s first novel.
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Heartwarming, sad, funny, and charming, this novel will pull at your heartstrings and have you flipping the pages as you follow 12 year old Norman and his mom Sadie as they set out on their adventures and follow Norman’s dreams. Young Norman and his best friend Jax had a dream they planned to fulfill together, but that all changed when young Jax died. Norman sets out to continue fulfilling their dream although he will do it alone, and also intends to find his biological father as well on the journey.
I enjoyed reading about Norman and Sadie’s life together and reading about Norman setting out to fulfill his dream of performing at The Fringe. I enjoyed reading the novel from the alternating POV”s of both Sadie and Norman, as we get get a better glimpse into their thoughts and their personalities throughout the novel and it helps add to their character development. They were an interesting parent-child duo that was fun and interesting to read about and you can’t help but fall in love with them.
Overall a wonderful book that I recommend you add to your TBR!