Books written by Susin Nielsen

The Optimists Die First

Tundra Books (NY) | February 21, 2017 | 240 pages
Award-winning author Susin Nielsen has written a laugh-out-loud and heartrending novel for fans of Robyn Schneider s "Extraordinary Means" and Cammie McGovern s "Say What You Will." Beware: Life ahead. Sixteen-year-old Petula de Wilde is anything but wild. A former crafting fiend with a happy life,... More Info

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen

Tundra Books | February 1, 2014 | 256 pages
13-year-old Henry's happy, ordinary life comes to an abrupt halt when his older brother, Jesse, picks up their father's hunting rifle and leaves the house one morning. What follows shatters Henry's family, who are forced to resume their lives in a new city, where no one knows their past. When... More Info

Word Nerd

Tundra Books | May 11, 2010 | 264 pages
When some bullies at his new school almost kill him by slipping a peanut into his sandwich, nerd Ambrose coerces his neighbor Cosmo into taking him to the West Side Scrabble Club, where people accept him for who he is.  More Info