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We Are All Made of Molecules

Written by: Susin Nielsen
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning author Susin Nielsen has created two narrators who will steal your heart and make you laugh out loud.

Thirteen-year-old Stewart is academically brilliant but socially clueless.

Fourteen-year-old Ashley is the undisputed "it" girl in her class, but her grades stink.

Their worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. Stewart is trying to be 89.9 percent happy about it, but Ashley is 110 percent horrified. She already has to hide the real reason her dad moved out; "Spewart" could further threaten her position at the top of the social ladder.

They are complete opposites. And yet they have one thing in common: They - like everyone else - are made of molecules.

©2015 Susin Nielsen (P)2015 Listening Library

What the critics say

"This savvy, insightful take on the modern family makes for nearly nonstop laughs." ( Kirkus Reviews)
"There's so much to love about this story...but what grabbed me the most is the humor." (Christopher Paul Curtis, winner of the Newbery Medal)
"Susin Nielsen is one of the best writers working today. In We Are All Made of Molecules, her astonishing ability to combine insight, tenderness, poignancy, and uproarious humor is in full flower. Susin Nielsen is a genius, and kids and adults alike will adore this book." (Susan Juby, author of The Truth Commission)

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such a great young adult read.

strong character development. great casual dealings of 'issues' without sounding preachy. no stereotyped teens. i am an adult and loved it

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Just as wonderful the 3rd time as it was the 1st

I read this book once and have now listened to this e-audiobook twice. It is a wonderful story from Canadian author, Susin Nielsen that gets to the heart of a family who has undergone a lot of changes, loss and growing pains. This is a story about family, in all its wonderful forms that showcases the POVs of two very different teens with heart and humour. This is one of my favourite Teen fiction reads. With its wonderful narration by Jesse Bernstein and Jorjeana Marie, this is a definite must-listen.

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  • Judi
  • 2020-07-09

Beatiful and witty

It is a very good book and if you like Percy Jackson then you’ll love who’s reading this Jesse Bernstein who read the lightning thief

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  • Gershon
  • 2019-07-21

Nice but predictable

I love that the characters are complex and the book pulls you into the way they think. But the plot is very predictable and feels too educational.

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  • Ayla
  • 2018-09-21

I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK!

The twist at the end really got me, this book is actually incredible! 10/10 would definitely recommend/read again!

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  • O'Connell
  • 2018-01-22

Amazing

I am 13 years old and I have to say I loved this book. It teaches you a lot of lessons

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  • Drew Peerless
  • 2017-12-29

Funny, insightful, delightful.

Great story with lovely characters. A typical high school story with enough new twists to be very relevant.

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  • Jocelyn
  • 2017-10-21

Worth It

Though I'm well past my my teenage years, I still decided to purchase this book mainly because I like both narrators. I wasn't even familiar with the author. I purchased this with only skimming through the blurb and the comments, but I wasn't disappointed. Besides the excellent narration, the plot was beautiful. I loved how smart yet innocent Stewart was and how "mature" yet innocent Ashley was.

Also, this book touched various subjects which I also transcends to adult life - family relationship, genuine friendship, frenemies, love, LGBT, social structure (albeit it's mostly in the school setting), self acceptance, and more.

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  • L. Roberson
  • 2016-05-14

My favorite so far!

Wow! i loved both voice actors. Thank you for painting a mental picture of Stewart, Ashley jared and Schrodinger

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  • Virginia G. Pratt
  • 2015-07-09

An important story teens will relate to

I really enjoyed how real Susin Nielsen's characters were and how she deals with some important issues many kids have to cope with. The story is engrossing, and I didn't ever want to stop listening. The two performers reading Stewart's and Ashley's roles were very effective. I highly recommend this title!

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  • Amanda J.
  • 2015-07-07

Loved!

So great! Loved every minute. Great characters and great message
As a middle school teacher I may recommend to my mature readers due to content.