Author(s): Susin Nielsen
Meet Stewart. He's geeky, gifted and sees things a bit differently to most people. His mum has died and he misses her all the more now he and Dad have moved in with Ashley and her mum. Meet Ashley. She's popular, cool and sees things very differently to her new family. Her dad has come out and moved out - but not far enough. And now she has to live with a freakazoid step-brother. Stewart can't quite fit in at his new school, and Ashley can't quite get used to her totally awkward home, which is now filled with some rather questionable decor. And things are about to get a whole lot more mixed up when these two very different people attract the attention of school hunk Jared...
Hysterically funny, heartwarming and offbeat, We Are All Made of Molecules follows one very mixed-up family. Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016
"There are many great voices in YA fiction, but Susin Nielsen manages to give us TWO in the same book. I defy you not to fall in love with this book." -- Phil Earle "Snappy and witty. A really fine YA novel." -- Martin Chilton Telegraph Books "A book to fortify readers against bullies and homophobes." -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times "I loved We Are All Made of Molecules, it's a really special little book with a huge heart and one of the most enjoyable YA books I've read in some time" Melissa Cox, Waterstones "A sheer delight. That next life-affirming book. I'm adding We Are All Made of Molecules to the canon of hope; brilliant books for those kids on the cusp of the next stage in their lives." Katie Clapham, Storytellers Inc
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. http://www.susinnielsen.com/