Sunday, August 19, 2018

Book Review: We Are All Made of Molecules (YA) by Susin Neilsen

When their newly-single parents fall in love, Stewart (a nerd) and Ashley (the It Girl) are forced to move in together. Stewart seems to be wise beyond his years. Though he has few friends, he chooses them carefully. Ashley stumbles through life with one concern--herself: how she looks and what others think about her. In short, Stewart and Ashley are polar opposites. And yet, in this feel-good story, they learn that underneath it all we are fundamentally the same--we are all molecules. Nielsen's characters are well-developed, her plot well-crafted, and the ending satisfying.

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Next Post:  Sunday, August 28th (at approximately 5 PM PST)
Lazy Bones (short story) Okay, so I know to the outsider we, writers may look like we're having way too much fun. We may even look like we're not working at all. But believe me, that isn't true. And in this short story I allow a peek behind the curtain.

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Sharing my author journey...

For book lovers, late August to early fall is a time of eager
anticipation--new books and the promise of new books.

I just came home from author Pam Wither's book launch for Stowaway--her latest YA novel. Next Sunday, Sarah Ellis will introduce Mayne Island readers to her newly released picture book Ben and the Scaredy Dog. On September 7th, Susin Nielsen releases her new middle-grade novel No Fixed Address . And new this fall from (adult and children) author Emma Donoghue The Lotterys More or Less (middle-grade). (I reviewed the first book in this series here--The Lotterys Plus One)

Wait there's more...

Happy reading!