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My Messed-Up Life


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A hilarious story about coping with stepfamilies. Violet is not happy with her mom's choice of boyfriend, and she decides to set her sights higher- as high as a certain Hollywood film star...

About the Author

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.


"My Messed-Up Life is another funny, well-observed story from Susin Nielsen... it's a bouncy read with characters to whom readers will soon feel a strong attachment." * BookTrust *
"Sassy and candid... Especially affecting are Violet's struggles to accept her father's new family and her devotion to both her mother and Rosie. A bonus: Clooney makes a cameo" -- starred review * Publishers Weekly *
"Nielsen has created a story that is both funny and touching and well worth the read. Highly recommended" * CM Magazine *
"Laugh-out-loud humor deftly mixes with insight into a troubled girl's pain over her parents' divorce, keeping readers involved on every page ... This comic novel scores" * Kirkus *
"...warm, funny and highly engaging." * The School Librarian *
"This hilarious book is fast-paced and witty, but beneath the laughs, Violet is a pre-teen struggling with the complexities of her parent's relationships." * Inis Reading Guide *
"Violet is a complex, appealing character ... a very engaging read" * Booklist *
"A lot of cleverness and fun ... Some delectable secondary characters (and) a couple of lovely plot twists ... Buy it" * National Post *

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