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The Unlikely World of Faraway Frankie

4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  3 reviews
We’ve all dreamt of Faraway, a place so like the world we know but where we make the rules. For Frankie Finnegan, a boy whose sister has died, whose family is in meltdown and whose school life is blighted by bullies, such dreams have a keener edge. Until one day he wakes up in Faraway. His World; His Rules; His Dream; where Grace is still alive and his parents can be happy...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Newcon Press
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R.B. Harkess
I cannot remember the last time I gave a book five stars. I also cant remember the last time I was looking for excuses to go to bed early so I could get a few extra minutes with a book. My reading time is limited, jealously divided between writing and audiobooks while I travel.
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I cannot believe it only has three reviews on goodreads. I am confused as to why the publishers dont seem to list it on their website any more. I am also not going to bore you by repeating what ot...more
Frankie Finnegan is an overweight bullied schoolboy, whose twin sister died in a car accident and whose parents split up and don't really have time for him. To alleviate reality, Frankie imagines a perfect world where he is friends with everyone and where his sister didn't die. It's a place called Faraway, but in truth it's nearer than he thinks.

This could have been an overly moralistic or schmaltzy piece of fiction, but Brooke grounds his fantasy in reality and makes the story pertinent to each...more
Stephen Palmer
Terrific, very unusual YA novel by this master of "dysfunctional family in fantastic world." Well done to NewCon for publishing this one.
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