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Optimists Die First (Library) (Susin Nielsen)

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Award-winning author Susin Nielsen has written a laugh-out-loud and heartrending novel for fans of Robyn Schneider’s Extraordinary Means and Cammie McGovern’s Say What You Will.  Beware: Life ahead.  Sixteen-year-old Petula de Wilde is anything but wild. A former crafting fiend with a happy life, Petula shut herself off from the world after a family tragedy. She sees danger in all the ordinary things, like crossing the street, a bug bite, or a germy handshake. She knows: life is out to get you.  The worst part of her week is her comically lame mandatory art therapy class with a small group of fellow misfits. Then a new boy, Jacob, appears at school and in her therapy group. He seems so normal and confident, though he has a prosthetic arm; and soon he teams up with Petula on a hilarious project, gradually inspiring her to let go of some of her fears. But as the two grow closer, a hidden truth behind why he’s in the group could derail them, unless Petula takes a huge risk. . .
Number of Pages: 224.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Friendship
Format: Library
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: Teen
Author: Susin Nielsen
Language: English
Street Date: February 21, 2017
TCIN: 51756319
UPC: 9780553496918
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-8225

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