We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen



★ ★ ★ ★ ★




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.


I enjoyed this book SO much more than I thought I would. I read this while on my cruise in two hours. It’s pretty rare these days that I read a book in this span of time and if you read it as well, you will understand why I couldn’t put it down.

What I liked:

The characters:

I felt so much passion for each character for different reasons for each of them. I could imagine them as if they wasn’t just pieces of fiction, as if they were actually right in front of me.

The dialogue:

It’s pretty rare that I ever laugh while reading but I found myself cackling so hard that the people on the cruise started to leave the room because I was being so noisy.

The dialogue in this book is just so hilarious and original and this is what really made the book for me.

The way it dealt with tough topics:

This book suprisingly deals with so many tough topics. Susin just does it in a way where it doesn’t feel forced and it really seems to flow with the story line.

Topics that this book deals with..

  • Homophobia
  • Sexual assault/date rape
  • Death of a family member
  • Divorce




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