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No Fixed Address (Paperback): Susin Nielsen No Fixed Address (Paperback)
Susin Nielsen 1
R378 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R128 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Felix Knutsson is nearly thirteen, lives with his mother and pet gerbil Horatio, and is brilliant at memorising facts and trivia. So far, pretty normal. But Felix and his mom Astrid have a secret: they are living in a van. Astrid promises it’s only for a while until she finds a new job, and begs Felix not to breathe a word about it. So when Felix starts at a new school, he does his very best to hide the fact that most of his clothes are in storage, he only showers weekly at the community centre, and that he doesn’t have enough to eat. When his friends Dylan and Winnie ask to visit, Felix always has an excuse.

But Felix has a plan to turn his and Astrid’s lives around: he’s going to go on his favourite game show Who, What, Where, When and win the cash prize. All he needs is a little luck and a lot of brain power . . .

Susin Nielsen deftly combines humour, heartbreak, and hope in this moving story about people who slip through the cracks in society, and about the power of friendship and community to make all the difference.

Optimists Die First - A Love Story For Cynics (Paperback): Susin Nielsen Optimists Die First - A Love Story For Cynics (Paperback)
Susin Nielsen 1
R215 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R37 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Ever since tragedy struck her family, Petula has learned to see danger everywhere – whether it’s crossing the road or eating a poached egg. Petula’s determined not to let her guard down, even if this means allowing herself to be ruled by anxiety and grief, and losing her best friend.

Then Jacob walks into her therapy group. Strikingly tall and confident, he’s survived a different kind of disaster and still come out smiling. At first Petula is repelled by his optimism, yet even she can’t deny their chemistry together.

But optimism is blind – and so is love. What will happen if Petula gives in to both?

Word Nerd (Paperback): Susin Nielsen Word Nerd (Paperback)
Susin Nielsen 1
Sold By Readers Warehouse - Fulfilled by Loot
R215 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R62 (29%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Ambrose Bukowski is a twelve-year-old with a talent for mismatching his clothes, for saying the wrong thing at the worst possible time, and for words. In short, he's a self-described nerd. Making friends is especially hard because he and his overprotective mother, Irene, have had to move so often. And when bullies at his latest school almost kill him by deliberately slipping a peanut into his sandwich to set off his allergy, it's his mother who has the extreme reaction. From now on, Ambrose has to be home-schooled. Then Ambrose strikes up an unlikely friendship with the landlord's son, Cosmo, an ex-con who's been in prison. They have nothing in common except for Scrabble. But a small deception grows out of control when Ambrose convinces a reluctant Cosmo to take him to a Scrabble club. Could this spell disaster for Ambrose?

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen (Paperback): Susin Nielsen The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen (Paperback)
Susin Nielsen 1
R215 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R37 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Thirteen-year-old wrestling fanatic Henry used to have a normal life. Now, his therapist wants him to keep a journal so he can express his feelings about what happened. Henry has moved with his dad to a new city, where nobody knows their name. He lives off a diet of pizza, whilst hiding from the comically overbearing neighbours and avoiding being an obvious target for bullies at his new school. But then he meets Farley and Alberta, social misfits who refuse to let him be alone. And bit by bit, the past begins to come out. Heartbreaking, surprising and laugh-out-loud funny, The Reluctant Journal of Henry K Larsen is about the things that remain after your life has fallen to pieces.

The Reluctant Journal Of Henry K. Larsen (Paperback): Susin Nielsen The Reluctant Journal Of Henry K. Larsen (Paperback)
Susin Nielsen
R188 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R34 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

13-year-old Henry's happy, ordinary life comes to an abrupt halt when his older brother, Jesse, picks up their father's hunting rifle and leaves the house one morning. What follows shatters Henry's family, who are forced to resume their lives in a new city, where no one knows their past.

Word Nerd (Hardcover): Susin Nielsen Word Nerd (Hardcover)
Susin Nielsen
R390 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R24 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Twelve-year-old Ambrose is a glass-half-full kind of guy. A self-described "friendless nerd," he moves from place to place every couple of years with his overprotective mother, Irene. When some bullies at his new school almost kill him by slipping a peanut into his sandwich -- even though they know he has a deathly allergy -- Ambrose is philosophical. Irene, however, is not and decides that Ambrose will be home-schooled.
Alone in the evenings when Irene goes to work, Ambrose pesters Cosmo, the twenty-five-year-old son of the Greek landlords who live upstairs. Cosmo has just been released from jail for breaking and entering to support a drug habit. Quite by accident, Ambrose discovers that they share a love of Scrabble and coerces Cosmo into taking him to the West Side Scrabble Club, where Cosmo falls for Amanda, the club director. Posing as Ambrose's Big Brother to impress her, Cosmo is motivated to take Ambrose to the weekly meetings and to give him lessons in self-defense. Cosmo, Amanda, and Ambrose soon form an unlikely alliance and, for the first time in his life, Ambrose blossoms. The characters at the Scrabble Club come to embrace Ambrose for who he is and for their shared love of words. There's only one problem: Irene has no idea what Ambrose is up to.
In this brilliantly observed novel, author Susin Nielsen transports the reader to the world of competitive Scrabble as seen from the honest yet funny viewpoint of a boy who's searching for acceptance and for a place to call home.

My Messed-Up Life (Paperback): Susin Nielsen My Messed-Up Life (Paperback)
Susin Nielsen 1
Sold By Readers Warehouse - Fulfilled by Loot
R215 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R62 (29%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Violet is not impressed with her TV director dad: he’s decided to abandon his family in Vancouver to start over with a new younger wife in LA. To Violet, it’s like he’s traded his old life for a better one – complete with new and improved children. To make matters worse, her mom has taken up with a dorky new man called Dudley Wiener.

Violet decides to take control. She needs a new stepfather who is perfect, charming and will show Dad what he’s missing: she needs George Clooney, Hollywood superstar.

We Are All Made of Molecules (Paperback): Susin Nielsen We Are All Made of Molecules (Paperback)
Susin Nielsen 1
Sold By Readers Warehouse - Fulfilled by Loot
R215 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R62 (29%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Meet Stewart. He's geeky, gifted and sees things a bit differently to most people. His mum has died and he misses her all the more now he and Dad have moved in with Ashley and her mum. Meet Ashley. She's popular, cool and sees things very differently to her new family. Her dad has come out and moved out - but not far enough. And now she has to live with a freakazoid step-brother. Stewart can't quite fit in at his new school, and Ashley can't quite get used to her totally awkward home, which is now filled with some rather questionable decor. And things are about to get a whole lot more mixed up when these two very different people attract the attention of school hunk Jared. . .

No Fixed Address (Paperback): Susin Nielsen No Fixed Address (Paperback)
Susin Nielsen 1
R215 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R37 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Felix Knutsson is nearly thirteen, lives with his mother and pet gerbil Horatio, and is brilliant at memorising facts and trivia. So far, pretty normal. But Felix and his mom Astrid have a secret: they are living in a van. Astrid promises it’s only for a while until she finds a new job, and begs Felix not to breathe a word about it. So when Felix starts at a new school, he does his very best to hide the fact that most of his clothes are in storage, he only showers weekly at the community centre, and that he doesn’t have enough to eat. When his friends Dylan and Winnie ask to visit, Felix always has an excuse.

But Felix has a plan to turn his and Astrid’s lives around: he’s going to go on his favourite game show Who, What, Where, When and win the cash prize. All he needs is a little luck and a lot of brain power . . .

Susin Nielsen deftly combines humour, heartbreak, and hope in this moving story about people who slip through the cracks in society, and about the power of friendship and community to make all the difference.

No Fixed Address (Paperback): Susin Nielsen-Fernlund No Fixed Address (Paperback)
Susin Nielsen-Fernlund
R168 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R30 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Princess Puffybottom... And Darryl (Hardcover): Susin Nielsen Princess Puffybottom... And Darryl (Hardcover)
Susin Nielsen; Illustrated by Olivia Chin Mueller
R409 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R82 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Sin Direccion Fija (Spanish, Paperback): Susin Nielsen Sin Direccion Fija (Spanish, Paperback)
Susin Nielsen
R366 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R68 (19%) Out of stock
Los Optimistas Mueren Primero (English, Spanish, Paperback): Susin Nielsen Los Optimistas Mueren Primero (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Susin Nielsen
R305 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R57 (19%) Out of stock
Dear George Clooney (Hardcover): Susin Nielsen Dear George Clooney (Hardcover)
Susin Nielsen
R332 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R20 (6%) Out of stock

Violet's TV-director dad has traded a job in Vancouver for one in Los Angeles, their run-down house for a sleek ranch-style home complete with a pool, and, worst of all, Violet's mother for a trophy wife, a blonde actress named Jennica. Violet's younger sister reacts by bed-wetting, and her mother ping-pongs from one loser to another, searching for love. As for Violet, she gets angry in ways that are by turns infuriating, shocking, and hilarious.
When her mother takes up with the unfortunately named Dudley Wiener, Violet and her friend Phoebe decide that they need to take control. If Violet's mom can't pick a decent man herself, they will help her snag George Clooney.
In Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom, Susin Nielsen has created a truly original protagonist in Violet and a brilliant new novel that will delight readers into rooting for her, even when she's at her worst.

Word Nerd (Paperback): Susin Nielsen Word Nerd (Paperback)
Susin Nielsen
R265 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R49 (18%) Out of stock

Twelve-year-old Ambrose is a glass-half-full kind of guy. A self-described "friendless nerd," he moves from place to place every couple of years with his overprotective mother, Irene. When some bullies at his new school almost kill him by slipping a peanut into his sandwich -- even though they know he has a deathly allergy -- Ambrose is philosophical. Irene, however, is not and decides that Ambrose will be home-schooled.
Alone in the evenings when Irene goes to work, Ambrose pesters Cosmo, the twenty-five-year-old son of the Greek landlords who live upstairs. Cosmo has just been released from jail for breaking and entering to support a drug habit. Quite by accident, Ambrose discovers that they share a love of Scrabble and coerces Cosmo into taking him to the West Side Scrabble Club, where Cosmo falls for Amanda, the club director. Posing as Ambrose's Big Brother to impress her, Cosmo is motivated to take Ambrose to the weekly meetings and to give him lessons in self-defense. Cosmo, Amanda, and Ambrose soon form an unlikely alliance and, for the first time in his life, Ambrose blossoms. The characters at the Scrabble Club come to embrace Ambrose for who he is and for their shared love of words. There's only one problem: Irene has no idea what Ambrose is up to.
In this brilliantly observed novel, author Susin Nielsen transports the reader to the world of competitive Scrabble as seen from the honest yet funny viewpoint of a boy who's searching for acceptance and for a place to call home.

"From the Hardcover edition."

The Magic Beads (Hardcover): Susin Nielsen The Magic Beads (Hardcover)
Susin Nielsen; Illustrated by Genevieve Cote
R347 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R63 (18%) Out of stock

It's seven-year-old Lillian's first day at a new school, and she's got butterflies in her tummy, but those butterflies turn into grasshoppers when she learns she has to bring something for Show and Tell at the end of the week! Lillian and her mother have just moved away from Lillian's abusive father and into a family shelter, leaving behind all of their possessions. Every day that Lillian anxiously watches her classmates bring toys with which she has nothing to compare, the creatures in her stomach change and grow, until finally, she realizes that imagination can make anything magical, even an ordinary string of beads.

Optimists Die First (Hardcover): Susin Nielsen Optimists Die First (Hardcover)
Susin Nielsen
R370 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R23 (6%) Out of stock
The Magic Beads (Paperback): Susin Nielsen-Fernlund The Magic Beads (Paperback)
Susin Nielsen-Fernlund; Illustrated by Genevieve Cote
R187 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R34 (18%) Out of stock
We Are All Made of Molecules (Paperback): Susin Nielsen We Are All Made of Molecules (Paperback)
Susin Nielsen
R206 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R37 (18%) Out of stock
Optimists Die First (Paperback): Susin Nielsen Optimists Die First (Paperback)
Susin Nielsen
R206 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R13 (6%) Out of stock
Dear George Clooney - Please Marry My Mom (Hardcover): Susin Nielsen Dear George Clooney - Please Marry My Mom (Hardcover)
Susin Nielsen
R225 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R14 (6%) Out of stock

Violet's TV-director dad has traded a job in Vancouver for one in Los Angeles, their run-down house for a sleek ranch-style home complete with a pool, and, worst of all, Violet's mother for a trophy wife, a blonde actress named Jennica. Violet's younger sister reacts by bed-wetting, and her mother ping-pongs from one loser to another, searching for love. As for Violet, she gets angry in ways that are by turns infuriating, shocking, and hilarious.
When her mother takes up with the unfortunately named Dudley Wiener, Violet and her friend Phoebe decide that they need to take control. If Violet's mom can't pick a decent man herself, they will help her snag George Clooney.
In Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom, Susin Nielsen has created a truly original protagonist in Violet and a brilliant new novel that will delight readers into rooting for her, even when she's at her worst.

"From the Hardcover edition."

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