The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman


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Book: The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman

Author: Julietta Henderson

Genre: Novel Type: Feel-Good

Publisher: Penguin Random House


The below book review can be found in our April 2021 Book Recommendations, click here for more.


In a Nutshell

Norman and Jax are best friends who fancy themselves as the next big comedic duo. They come up with five-year plan to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe when they’re fifteen. However, just before they turn twelve, Jax dies and Norman draws up a new plan to play tribute to his best friend. It’s a plan his mother, Sadie promises to help him with, even though it includes finding his dad whose identity isn’t known. As they set off on the journey to fulfil his dream, Sadie has to face her past and Norman has to find his voice without the safety of Jax to catch him.


Book Club Notes

This is a darling of a book that is charming, funny, sad, and poignant at times. The characters, Norman and Sadie are loveable, and you can’t help but root for them. I adored the language and the way Julietta Henderson describes feelings. Like the feeling when you want to say something but don’t seem able to speak which was described as follows: “I knew I needed to say something, but when I tried my mouth just did some weird sort of yawning thing as a bunch of words began lining up to commit suicide over my tongue”. It is a feel-good novel and fantastic read, and I found myself invested in their journey and desperately wanting to know how everything turned out.


A Line That Stuck with Me

Somebody once told me that if you have a problem that can be fixed, there’s no use in worrying. And if you have a problem that cannot be fixed, then there is no use in worrying.


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