Sweet Sorrow

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One life-changing summer Charlie meets Fran… In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don’t remember in the school photograph. His exams have not gone well.

At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way round, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread. Then Fran Fisher bursts into his life and despite himself, Charlie begins to hope. But if Charlie wants to be with Fran, he must take on a challenge that could lose him the respect of his friends and require him to become a different person.

He must join the Company. And if the Company sounds like a cult, the truth is even more appalling. The price of hope, it seems, is Shakespeare.

Poignant, funny, enchanting, devastating, Sweet Sorrow is a tragicomedy about the rocky path to adulthood and the confusion of family life, a celebration of the reviving power of friendship and that brief, searing explosion of first love that can only be looked at directly after it has burned out.

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One life-changing summer Charlie meets Fran… In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don’t remember in the school photograph. His exams have not gone well.

At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way round, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread. Then Fran Fisher bursts into his life and despite himself, Charlie begins to hope. But if Charlie wants to be with Fran, he must take on a challenge that could lose him the respect of his friends and require him to become a different person.

He must join the Company. And if the Company sounds like a cult, the truth is even more appalling. The price of hope, it seems, is Shakespeare.

Poignant, funny, enchanting, devastating, Sweet Sorrow is a tragicomedy about the rocky path to adulthood and the confusion of family life, a celebration of the reviving power of friendship and that brief, searing explosion of first love that can only be looked at directly after it has burned out.

‘Such a beautiful book. Captures perfectly a moment in time we’ve all experienced.’ Graham Norton

‘He’s such a genius. His novels are relatable and recognizable, but also surprising, breath-taking and life-enhancing’ Nina Stibbe

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9781444715422

Author

Nicholls, David

Publisher

Hodder

Format

Paperback

1 review for Sweet Sorrow

  1. Carly

    I really couldn’t get in to this book, I tried and tried but in the end gave up at the half way point – something I hate to and rarely do!
    I’m not really sure what it was that I disliked but I just didn’t feel as gripped as I normally would.

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