Format:Paperback / softback 400 pages Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers Imprint:HarperCollins Children's Books ISBN:9780008256944 Published:11 Jan 2018 Classifications:Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage) Readership:Children / Juvenile Weight:294g Dimensions:130 x 197 x 31 (mm) Pub. Country:United Kingdom For sale in: United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Germany, France, (See full list) Description The astonishing, beautiful new story for all readers of 10 and over from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER. 'A wonderful story' Kiran Millwood Hargrave There are stories about people who want to live forever. This is not one of those stories. This is a story about someone who wants to stop... Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy - except he's 1,000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England. Obviously no one believes him. So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance, and a different way to live... ... which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die.