EP 09 Nerd + It Girl = Family? We are all Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen

By Tanya Polasek

Looking for your next great YA read? Manitoba educator Tanya Polasek has hand-picked a book straight off the shelf! Students, parents, and teachers can sit back and relax while she reads the first chapter of a Canadian Young Adult book each Friday. Call in with your questions during the LIVE radio show or search episodes for a specific title. Your next read starts with First Chapter Fridays.

Stewart and Ashley could not be more different. Stewart is a certified genius at 13, but he has always struggled socially. Ashley sits on top of the class social ladder, but her marks are not pretty. When Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom, their
lives get even more complicated. Jump into grade 9 with these two delightful narrators as they navigate growing up and what it means to be a family.

Published
in 2015 by Tundra Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers