Review: We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen

We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
Jorjeana Marie - Narrator
Jesse Bernstein - Narrator
Audiobook, Duration: 05:44:54
Published July 7th, 2015
by Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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.

My thoughts…

Stewart is socially awkward, eccentric and smart, he shares some of his father’s traits. After the death of Stewart's mother, his father Leonard begins dating Caroline, a newswoman who works at the same TV station he does. After dating secretly, the two decide to combine their families. Stewart’s father sells his family home and moves in with Caroline and her daughter Ashley.

Ashley is a fashionista who is self-absorbed, not very bright and selfish. Part of Ashley's ordeal is due to her father has divorced her mother and moved into the guest house on the property, because he's gay. Ashley is afraid that her friends will discover that her father is gay and that will tarnish her social standing. Ashley makes some awful choices in the book and Stewart is there to stick up for his ‘step-sister’.

Stewart is still dealing with missing his mother and his mother lived a very different life from Caroline's, but the two families, along with Ashley's father, manage to have a somewhat pleasant coexistence. Stewart was by far my favorite character, he was just adorable.

Happy Reading -J  


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