February 10, 2017

Optimists Die First: Book launch (Victoria, BC)

There's a reason to celebrate!

Award-winning author

Susin Nielsen

Word Nerd (Tundra, 2008)
Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom (Tundra, 2010)

has a new book coming out

Optimists Die First
by Susin Nielsen
Tundra Books
240 pp. 
Ages 12+
February 2017

will launch

Sunday, February 12, 2017

2 p.m.


Greater Victoria Public Library
Central Branch
735 Broughton Street
Victoria, BC

Here's a little bit about the book from the publisher Penguin Random House  Canada:

Petula's funny, and a crafting genius, but no social star at high school, and it doesn't help that she's isolated herself after her adored toddler sister died. Petula feels responsible for this death, though her parents say it was a tragic accident. No one's fault. Now, Petula sees danger everywhere: every activity and every bite of food could kill you. Then a new boy, Jacob, joins Petula's group in the school's lame art therapy program; he has a prosthetic arm and darkness behind his sunny surface. Petula and Jacob become friends, then, something more. But a secret behind why he's in the group could derail them.

A heartbreaking yet humorous first YA from award-winning author Susin Nielsen, Optimists Die First continues Susin's tradition of creating memorable characters and genre-bending narratives.
Retrieved from http://penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/240466/optimists-die-first#9781770497825 
on February 8, 2017.

There will be books for sale (courtesy of Munro's Books), 
a reading,
 Q & A, and   
book signing.

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