Can someone hold me now and just hug me tight? Huhuhu. THIS. NOVEL. I'll be reviewing it tomorrow but here's a guest post from Susin Nielsen on what attracts her to write contemporary MG / lower YA. Be sure to join the giveaway and you might win a copy so we can cry and laugh together.
Title: We Are All Made of Molecules
Author: Susin Nielsen
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Date of Publication: May 12, 2015
Award-winning author Susin Nielsen has created two narrators who will steal your heart and make you laugh out loud.Thirteen-year-old Stewart is academically brilliant but socially clueless.Fourteen-year-old Ashley is the undisputed “It” girl in her class, but her grades stink.Their worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. Stewart is trying to be 89.9 percent happy about it, but Ashley is 110 percent horrified. She already has to hide the real reason her dad moved out; “Spewart” could further threaten her position at the top of the social ladder.They are complete opposites. And yet, they have one thing in common: they—like everyone else—are made of molecules.“Susin Nielsen is one of the best writers working today. In We Are All Made of Molecules, her astonishing ability to combine insight, tenderness, poignancy, and uproarious humor is in full flower. Susin Nielsen is a genius, and kids and adults alike will adore this book.” —Susan Juby, author of The Truth Commission“My, my, my what a skilled, gifted writer Susin is!… I was laughing so hard and unexpectedly that my wife asked if I was reading something I’d written. I’m embarrassed to think I’d laugh at my own stuff like that. Now, tell me: Who do I write to join the Susin Nielsen fan club?” —Christopher Paul Curtis, Newbery Medal–winning author of Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963