We are All Made of Molecules

By Susin Nielsen


Stewart is geeky, gifted but socially clueless. His mom has died and he misses her every day. Ashley is popular, cool but her grades stink. Her dad has come out and moved out - but not far enough. Their worlds are about to collide: Stewart and his dad are moving in with Ashley and her mom.

Year of Publication


"There are many great voices in YA fiction, but Susin Nielsen manages to give us TWO in the same book. I defy you not to fall in love with this book." -- Phil Earle "Snappy and witty. A really fine YA novel." -- Martin Chilton Telegraph Books "A book to fortify readers against bullies and homophobes." -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times "I loved We Are All Made of Molecules, it's a really special little book with a huge heart and one of the most enjoyable YA books I've read in some time" Melissa Cox, Waterstones "A sheer delight. That next life-affirming book. I'm adding We Are All Made of Molecules to the canon of hope; brilliant books for those kids on the cusp of the next stage in their lives." Katie Clapham, Storytellers Inc

Author Biography

Susin Nielsen got her start feeding cast and crew on the popular television series, Degrassi Junior High. They hated her food, but they saw a spark in her writing. Nielsen went on to pen sixteen episodes of the hit TV show. Since then, Nielsen has written for many Canadian TV series. Nielsen's first two young adult novels, Word Nerd and Dear George Clooney: Please Marry My Mom, received critical acclaim and multiple Young Readers' Choice Awards. The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen won the prestigious Governor General's Literary Award, the Canadian Library Association's Children's Book of the Year and many Young Readers' Choice Awards. She lives in Vancouver with her family and two extremely destructive cats. http://www.susinnielsen.com/