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Susin Nielsen

  • 5 stars across 14 books
Susin Nielsen got her start writing for popular television series, Degrassi Junior High. Since then, she's written for many Canadian TV shows and her young adult novels have received considerable critical acclaim. Word Nerd and My Messed-Up Life won multiple Young Readers' Choice Awards. The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen won the UKLA Award, the prestigious Governor General's Literary Award, the Canadian Library Association's Children's Book of the Year and many Young Readers' Choice Awards, while We Are All Made of Molecules was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Susin lives in Vancouver with her family and two extremely destructive cats.
4th October 2018

No Fixed Address

Felix Knutsson is nearly thirteen, lives with his mother and pet gerbil Horatio, and is brilliant at memorising facts an... MoreNo Fixed Address

(17 reviews) Review
3rd June 2021

Tremendous Things

Nominated for the Carnegie Medal Wilbur is sure he’s a loser: he spends his life being bullied, his best friend is 85 y... MoreTremendous Things

(12 reviews) Review
7th April 2016

We Are All Made of Molecules

Meet Stewart. He’s geeky, gifted and sees things a bit differently to most people. His mum has died and he misses her al... MoreWe Are All Made of Molecules

(8 reviews) Review
7th June 2018

My Messed-Up Life

Violet is not impressed with her TV director dad: he’s decided to abandon his family in Vancouver to start over with a n... MoreMy Messed-Up Life

(2 reviews) Review
6th October 2016

Word Nerd

Ambrose Bukowski is a twelve-year-old with a talent for mismatching his clothes, for saying the wrong thing at the wors... MoreWord Nerd

(1 review) Review
29th July 2007

The Magic Beads

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4th February 2016

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen

Thirteen-year-old wrestling fanatic Henry used to have a normal life. Now, his therapist wants him to keep a journal so ... MoreThe Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen

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