Quick-witted and sharp-tongued, 15 year old Connor Lambert won't take the bullying, the secrets or the sympathy any longer. 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 break out on a crazy tour across Scotland 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.
Dodging the police, joy riding and extreme partying - if Connor's dying, he might as well enjoy one last wild adventure.
Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist is an inspirational novel written by John Young as a response to his daughter's death.
He has created a novel full of guts & raw emotion and will talk about his journey & the healing power of creativity.
This year's Book Week Scotland theme is REBEL – celebrating readers and writers who push boundaries, challenge norms and pave the way for others to follow. As well as nearly 30 bespoke events taking place for Fife schools during the week, we are excited to have our Children and Families programme – with great events taking place in the evening for families to enjoy together.
Go on, be a rebel and book tickets today! Tickets are free but one ticket for each adult and child required.
Share with a friend