''Ways to Live Forever'' is a 2008 British children's novel written by Sally Nicholls, which was later adapted into a feature film starring Ben Chaplin and Robbie Kay (of ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movies). The story concerns 11-year-old Sam, a typical young boy who enjoys fascinating facts, wants to know about alien spacecraft, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and is struggling with leukemia]]. Sam and his friend Felix, who is also being treated for cancer, decide to make a wish list of ways they can live forever, such as breaking world records, going up on down escalators, and riding in an airship. They take a "nothing is impossible" attitude to achieve their dreams.
* DeadpanSnarker: Felix.
* {{Diary}}: Sam's video diaries in the film, plus the book he's writing.
* KidsShouldntWatchHorrorFilms: Sam and Felix have never seen a proper horror film, and as they sneak a look at one in Sam's bedroom. The parents catch them and put an end to it.
* LittlestCancerPatient: Sam himself, who is 11 years old (12 in the film).
* TheTopicOfCancer: Sam has leukemia.