Ambrose Bukowski is a friendless nerd. But when bullies try to kill him by putting a peanut in his sandwich, it's his mom who has the extreme reaction.
Susin Nielsen got her start writing for popular television series, Degrassi Junior High. Since then, she?s written for many Canadian TV shows and her young adult novels have received considerable critical acclaim. Word Nerd and My Messed-Up Life won multiple Young Readers? Choice Awards. The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen won the UKLA Award, the prestigious Governor General?s Literary Award, the Canadian Library Association?s Children?s Book of the Year and many Young Readers? Choice Awards, while We Are All Made of Molecules was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Susin lives in Vancouver with her family and two extremely destructive cats.
"Ingenious and warm-hearted, Nielsen's writing boasts believable, unpredictable characterisation" -- Imogen Russell Williams * Guardian * "A wonderfully funny and emotionally engaging story" -- Marilyn Brocklehurst, Bookseller's Choices * The Bookseller * "Ambrose's voice is so authentic, endearing, kind and deliciously funny that he is totally believable. Readers will be swept up in his story and rooting for his success." * BookTrust * "A feel-good story filled with memorable characters, and one that sneaks all sorts of truths about life past its readers too." -- Andrea Reece * Lovereading4Kids * "Ambrose Bukowski is the titular nerd and it's in his delightful, disarming voice that Word Nerd unfolds ... a funny, wry tale" * Globe and Mail *