Optimists Die First on the Underground

Optimists Die First, by Susin Nielsen

We are positive that finders of this book were left feeling particularly happy as The Book Fairies dropped copies of Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen on the Underground this week.

About Optimists Die First

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.

Who found a copy of Optimists Die First?

About Susin Nielsen

Susin Nielsen got her start writing a spec script for the popular television series Degrassi Junior High. She has written for many TV series, including Heartland, Arctic Air, and Robson Arms, which she co-created. Susin Nielsen lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband and son.

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