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Saturday, October 24, 2015
We are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
Stewart and Ashley are complete opposites but they have to find a way to live together when Stewart's father and Ashley's mother move in together. Stewart is a gifted nerd who is still grieving for his mother. Ashley is a popular fashion plate who has refused to speak to her father ever since he came out and broke up their family. Stewart is ready to embrace Ashley as his sister but she wants nothing to do with him. Turns out, however, there is more to both of them than their labels.
This is one of those books that is difficult to describe and "sell" which frustrates me because it's a good story. I have liked everything written by Susin Nielsen. She gives depth to all the characters in the book while making you feel like you're just reading a regular story. Give this book - all her books - a try.