Susin Nielsen got her start feeding the cast and crew on Degrassi Junior High. They hated her food, but they saw a spark in her writing. Nielsen went on to pen 16 episodes of the hit TV show and many other Canadian TV series. Her award-winning, young adult and middle-grade books include Word Nerd, Dear George Clooney: Please Marry My Mom, We Are All Made of Molecules, Optimists Die First, and The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen, which won the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Award. Nielsen lives in Vancouver.
Felix’s deeply engrossing and fully immersive first-person narrative of homelessness is both illuminating and heartbreaking. An outstanding addition to the inadequate-parent genre.” — Kirkus Reviews, Starred