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My Messed-Up Life

By Susin Nielsen

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...

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.

  • Sassy and candid' Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • 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
  • Nielsen's We Are All Made of Molecules was chosen as the Waterstones' 'We Love This Book' for May 2015. It was also named Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2015. Numerous starred reviews. Longlisted for the Carnegie

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.

ISBN: 9781783445523
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 7, 2018
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 224pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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