Books by Susin Nielsen

NO FIXED ADDRESS by Susin Nielsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"An outstanding addition to the inadequate-parent genre. (Fiction. 11-14)"
For 12-year-old, "fifty percent Swedish, twenty-five percent Haitian, twenty-five percent French" Felix, all of his scary stories are about the Ministry of Children and Family Development—the Canadian agency that has the power to take him from his mom and place him in foster care. Read full book review >
OPTIMISTS DIE FIRST by Susin Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Another lovely outing from Nielsen. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Consumed with guilt over the death of her baby sister, a girl struggles simply to get through each day. Read full book review >
WE ARE ALL MADE OF MOLECULES by Susin Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 12, 2015

"This savvy, insightful take on the modern family makes for nearly nonstop laughs. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A nerdy boy and a queen-bee girl become stepbrother and -sister in this comedy/drama. Read full book review >
THE RELUCTANT JOURNAL OF HENRY K. LARSEN by Susin Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A realistic, poignant portrait of one teen who overcomes nearly unbearable feelings of grief and guilt. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A young teen reveals through journal entries how he and his family piece their lives back together after a tragedy in this dark but humorous story. Read full book review >
DEAR GEORGE CLOONEY PLEASE MARRY MY MOM by Susin Nielsen
CLASSICS
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"This comic novel scores. (Fiction. YA)"
Laugh-out-loud humor deftly mixes with insight into a troubled girl's pain over her parents' divorce, keeping readers involved on every page. Read full book review >