Sunday, June 25, 2017

Nielsen-Fernlund, Susin. WE ARE ALL MADE OF MOLECULES

Nielsen-Fernlund, Susin.  
New York : Ember, 2016

Told in alternate perspectives, we meet Stewart and Ashley and their families as they try to come together and merge into one.  Stewart is 13 and he is a socially clueless genius.  He is still mourning his mother's death but willing to try to make the new arrangement work. He has had to leave his school, Little Genius Academy and transfer to public school. But he has been put in 9th grade in the high school. Ashley is rather vapid and only concerned with appearances. She is popular with the other kids but not good with academics. She is still reeling from her parent's breakup. Not only did they not get along, it turns out her father is gay. She just can't accept that. .  Appearance is everything. And her father is now living in the small house out back.  And she won't accept that her mother has moved on and brought this geeky kid into their home.  So now we have two families who are very different trying to blend. Both funny and moving, this is a book full of molecules colliding.


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