Susan Adrian writes books for kids, teens, and people in general. Welcome to her lair.
My next book, FOREVER NEVERLAND, is available from Random House NOW!
“Adrian does an exemplary job of creating complex and compelling characters out of the sibling protagonists—who alternate narration duties—so that readers are thoroughly invested in their journeys before Peter whisks them away. Fergus’ autism is deftly woven into the narrative and the siblings’ relationship….A magical ode to childhood that updates the classic while keeping its flavor.”
“Adrian’s exciting tale contains familiar Neverland elements, but the addition of mythology (a passion of Fergus’) injects a fun and interesting new element. The viewpoint alternates in chapters between Clover and Fergus, providing insight into the worries, fears, and growth of both realistic protagonists. A fresh and worthy Neverland update for today’s young readers.”
“Susan Adrian has painted the landscape of Neverland with a fresh brush for a new generation. It's a wonderful story of sibling bonds and facing fears.”
—Sally J. Pla, award-winning author of THE SOMEDAY BIRDS and STANLEY WILL PROBABLY BE FINE
“Susan Adrian’s glowing new take on the realm of Peter Pan is the perfect setting for the story of Clover and Fergus, whose wonderfully messy big-sis-and-little-bro relationship is at the heart of Forever Neverland. They do indeed go on a very big adventure, and they’ll steal your heart along the way.”
—Mike Jung, author of UNIDENTIFIED SUBURBAN OBJECT
“Fergus is one of the best representations of autism in middle grade literature. The subtle truths of being autistic are peppered throughout this thoroughly engaging adventure, which makes this beautiful book so very special…A must purchase for all children who love magic and adventure, especially those who have longed to see someone like Fergus on the page.”
—Lizzie Huxley-Jones, editor of STIM
What if Peter Pan wanted to take you to Neverland? Would you go?
A contemporary sequel to J. M. Barrie’s timeless classic Peter Pan, perfect for kids who loved THE LAND OF STORIES and dream of going to Neverland.
Clover and Fergus are the great-great-grandchildren of Wendy Darling (yes, that Wendy). And now Peter Pan wants to take them to Neverland for the adventure of their lives! But Clover’s a little nervous—she’s supposed to look after her brother. Fergus is autistic, and not everyone makes him feel welcome. What will happen to him in this magical world?
Fergus isn’t nervous at all. To him, Neverland seems like a dream come true! He’s tired of Clover’s constant mothering and wants some independence, like Peter and the Lost Boys have. He wonders, Why can’t the real world be more like Neverland?
Neverland is fun and free, but it’s also dangerous and even scary at times. There are unfamiliar creatures lurking in the shadows and strange sounds coming from the waters. And then the mermaids start to go missing… .
In an imaginative and thoughtful continuation of the story of Peter Pan, Susan Adrian explores Neverland with a fresh perspective and indelible warmth, offering a new adventure based on a beloved classic!
NEWS: NUTCRACKED is coming out in paperback in October 2019!
NUTCRACKED (Random House) is the story of 12-year-old Georgie, who has always dreamed of being Clara in The Nutcracker ballet...but when it finally happens, it's not at all what she imagined. Every time Georgie dances with the Nutcracker doll, she enters a world where everything around her is larger than life—the old wooden furniture, the Christmas tree, and even the Mouse King. But the Nutcracker’s world is in danger, and he wants her help. Then his magic seeps into the real world, putting Georgie and her friends in danger.
Everything is falling apart, and it’s almost Christmas! Georgie has to save her friends, the Nutcracker, and still manage to pull off her Clara dream.
NUTCRACKED was named a Montana Book Award Honor Book in 2018, and just sold translation rights to the Czech Republic!
"It’s like this book was made to be read by the glow of colorful lights hanging from a Christmas tree." --yayomg.com
"A great new look at the annual family tradition of seeing The Nutcracker ballet."--Booklist
"An engaging adventure for believers in magic as well as for fans of the ballet."--The Horn Book
"Georgie is a strong and believable character, and her relationship with her parents is endearing."--School Library Journal
"Adrian further blurs the line between reality and fantasy in The Nutcracker."--Publisher's Weekly
The sequel to TUNNEL VISION is out NOW!
Continuing the critically acclaimed story of TUNNEL VISION...
Jake thinks he has only one more step and he’ll be free: he has to get the serum to stop his power, tunneling--the ability to find people and what they're seeing through objects. But he discovers his contact has been killed, and there's no sign of the serum. Then Jake’s mom and little sister Myka are kidnapped, right under his nose. With the government, his power-mad father, and the terrifying Mr. Smith all after him while he still has his power, he doesn’t have anywhere to turn.
What will Jake do to get his mom and little sister back?
TUNNEL VISION is available now!!
Jake Lukin has an incredible power he's been hiding his whole life...but one (big) mess-up later, and the U.S. government knows all about it. Suddenly he's juggling high school, tennis tryouts, flirting with Rachel Watkins, and work as a government asset, complete with 24-hour bodyguards. When his family is threatened, Jake has to make a terrible choice. TUNNEL VISION is a young adult sff thriller with psychic spies, graveyard chases, Call of Duty, Buffy and Veronica Mars references, and a stubborn little sister you'll wish you had, even if you are an 18-year-old boy.