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Young Adult Fiction Friendship

Los optimistas mueren primero

by (author) Susin Nielsen

Publisher
Planeta Publishing Corp
Initial publish date
Jun 2019
Category
Friendship
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9786070757273
    Publish Date
    Jun 2019
    List Price
    $19.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Reading age: 12 to 18

Description

¿El vaso está medio lleno o medio vacío? Para Pétula De Wilde dieciséis años de vida han demostrado que el vaso está prácticamente vacío. Desde la accidental muerte de su hermana pequeña, Pétula ve el peligro en todas partes: ya sea al cruzar la calle, al estrechar la mano de alguien o al usar un elevador. Las estadísticas, y Pétula saben que los optimistas mueren primero, así que ha decidido no bajar la guardia, aun cuando esto signifique perder a su mejor amiga y vivir presa de la ansiedad y el remordimiento. Entonces aparece el Hombre Biónico en su grupo de arteterapia. Sorprendentemente alto y seguro de sí, Jacob es sobreviviente de un accidente en el cual perdió el brazo, y a pesar de eso, sigue sonriendo. Al principio su desmesurado optimismo aleja a Pétula, aunque no puede negar que hay bastante química entre ellos, y poco a poco sus barreras irán cayendo. Pero el amor —y el optimismo— es ciego, y Pétula se dirige a toda velocidad hacia la zona de peligro. La tristeza y la culpa permean una vez más a esta empática y conmovedora historia de Nielsen, acompañada de un diálogo muy divertido..

About the author

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, Nielsen has written for over 20 Canadian TV series. Her first young adult novel, Word Nerd, was published in 2008 to critical acclaim. It won multiple Young Readers’ Choice Awards, as did her second novel, Dear George Clooney: Please Marry My Mom. Her third novel, The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen, was published in August 2012. It went on to win the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, the Canadian Library Association’s Children’s Book of the Year Award, and a number of Young Readers’ Choice Awards. Author Wally Lamb named it his top YA pick for 2012 in his “First Annual Wally Awards,” and recently Rolling Stone magazine put it at #27 in their list of “Top 40 Best YA Novels.” Her books have been translated into multiple languages. Susin’s new novel, We Are All Made of Molecules, will be published in Canada, the US and the UK in Spring of 2015. She lives in Vancouver with her family and two naughty cats.

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