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Tremendous Things

by Susin Nielsen

tagged: friendship, coming of age
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publisher: PRH Canada Young Readers
imprint: Penguin Teen
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From Governor General's Literary Award--winning author Susin Nielsen comes a funny and heartfelt story about learning how to rise above your most embarrassing moment with humor, best friends and a killer triangle solo.

We all have moments that define us. For the comically clueless Wilbur, his moment happened on the first day of middle school, when someone shared his private letter with the entire student body. It revealed some of Wilbur's innermost embarrassing thoughts that no one else should ever know.

Now it's the start of ninth grade and Wilbur hasn't been able to escape that major humiliation. His good friend Alex stuck by him, but Alex doesn't have as much time since he started dating Fabrizio. Luckily, Wil can confide in his best
friend: his elderly neighbor Sal. Also, Wil's in the school band, where he plays the triangle. They're doing an exchange program with students from Paris, and Wilbur's billet, Charlie, a tall, chic young woman who plays the ukulele and burps with abandon, captures his heart. Charlie likes him, but only as a friend. So Alex, Fabrizio and Sal host a Queer Eye-style intervention to get Wil in shape and to build his confidence so he can impress Charlie when their band visits Paris, and just maybe replace humiliation with true romance in the City of Love.

About the Author
Susin Nielsen «Este es el primer día en que escribo en un diario. La razón es que me encanta escribir historias y si crezco y me convierto en una escritora famosa, y después me muero, y quieren sabersobre mi vida… Creo que debería llevar uno». Susin Nielsen escribió esta precaria oración cuando tenía 11 años. Y aunque no es exactamente famosa (a pesar de que le gusta pensar que «es alguien» en Bélgica) y nadie ha escrito la historia de su vida (tal vez porque aún no se muere), sí predijo su futuro. Inició su carrera como guionista para la serie Degrassi Junior High y continuó escribiendo para veinte programas más de televisión canadiense. Desde hace un tiempo, y para variar, se ha dedicado a escribir novelas. Es autora de cinco libros aclamados por la crítica y galardonados con diversos premios: Optimists Die First (próximo a publicarse en español), We Are All Made of Molecules, Word Nerd y The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen. La revista Rolling Stone incluyó este último en el número 27 de la lista «Top 40 de las mejores novelas juveniles». A Nielsen se le ha llamado «la John Green de Canadá» (y una vez soñó que a él le llamaban «el Susin Nielsen de Estados Unidos»). Sus libros se han traducido a muchos idiomas. Vive en Vancouver con su familia y dos gatos mal portados.
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Contributor Notes

SUSIN NIELSEN got her start feeding cast and crew on the popular television series Degrassi Junior High. They hated her food, but they saw a spark in her writing. Nielsen went on to pen sixteen episodes of the hit TV show. Since then, she has written for many Canadian TV series. Nielsen is currently the showrunner on an upcoming TV series called Family Law. Nielsen's first two young adult novels, Word Nerd and Dear George Clooney: Please Marry My Mom, won critical acclaim and multiple young readers' choice awards. The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen won the prestigious Governor General's Literary Award and the Canadian Library Association's Children's Book of the Year. We Are All Made of Molecules was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award, longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and nominated for the Canadian Library Association's Children's Book of the Year. Optimists Die First has received four starred reviews. Her most recent novel, No Fixed Address, won the Red Maple Award, the Violet Downey Book Award and the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize. In 2019, Nielsen received the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work. She lives in Vancouver with her family and two extremely destructive cats. Visit her at
susinnielsen.com; on Facebook at Susin Nielsen, Author; and on Twitter at @susinnielsen.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
12 to 100
Grade:
7 to 17

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