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Susin Nielsen - Author

Susin Nielsen got her start feeding cast and crew on the popular television series, Degrassi Junior High. They hated her food, but they saw a spark in her writing. Nielsen went on to pen sixteen episodes of the hit TV show. Since then, Nielsen has written for many Canadian TV series. Nielsen's first two young adult novels, Word Nerd and Dear George Clooney: Please Marry My Mom, received critical acclaim and multiple Young Readers' Choice Awards. The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen won the prestigious Governor General's Literary Award, the Canadian Library Association's Children's Book of the Year and many Young Readers' Choice Awards. She lives in Vancouver with her family and two extremely destructive cats.

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Reader ReviewedOptimists Die First
Susin Nielsen
March 2017 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: how to hope for the best even when you've been through the worst | Susin Nielsen puts her protagonists through the most terrible situations, but always manages to keep the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/03/2017
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Word Nerd
Susin Nielsen
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | In a nutshell: sad | funny| touching | Susin Nielsen has won many fans for her poignant, character-driven stories of young people in difficult situations. Ambrose, the eponymous word nerd, is just...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2016
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Reader ReviewedWe are All Made of Molecules
Susin Nielsen
April 2016 Debut of the Month Stewart and Ashley are about as different as it's possible to be. He's super smart, happy to use words like ‘plethora' in everyday conversation, but socially a little inept. She's queen of the popular...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedThe Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Susin Nielsen
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award From the author of Lovereading4kids favourite We Are All Made of Molecules, this is another book that grips from the first chapter, a heart-breaking story that will nonetheless make readers laugh and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedWe are All Made of Molecules
Susin Nielsen
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - A Staff Pick of the Year 2015 - chosen by Charlotte Carus - May 2015 Debut of the Month Stewart and Ashley are about as different as it's possible to be. ...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/05/2015
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