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Insignificant events in the life of a cactus

by Bowling, Dusti,

Format: Print Book 2017
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Summary
"Aven is a perky, hilarious, and inspiring protagonist whose attitude and humor will linger even after the last page has turned." -- School Library Journal (Starred review)

Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them. And when her parents take a job running Stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that she'll have to answer the question over and over again.

Her new life takes an unexpected turn when she bonds with Connor, a classmate who also feels isolated because of his own disability, and they discover a room at Stagecoach Pass that holds bigger secrets than Aven ever could have imagined. It's hard to solve a mystery, help a friend, and face your worst fears. But Aven's about to discover she can do it all . . . even without arms.

Autumn 2017 Kids' Indie Next Pick
Junior Library Guild Selection
Library of Congress's 52 Great Reads List 2018
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* A move to dusty, distant Arizona forces 13-year-old Aven to leave her familiar life and friends behind. Don't yawn: Bowling takes this overworked trope and spins it into gold with a skein of terrific twists. For one thing, Aven was born without arms, so the new environment a decrepit Wild West theme park poses special challenges. For another, thanks to loving, funny adoptive parents who have raised her to be a problem-solving ninja (I'm so flexible, it would blow your mind, she boasts), readers may repeatedly forget, despite reminders enough, that Aven is (as she puts it) unarmed. Moreover, when the dreary prospect of having to cope with the looks and questions at her new middle school sends her in search of an isolated place to eat her lunch, she finds and bonds with Conner, who is struggling with Tourette's syndrome and has not been so lucky with his parents. Not only does she firmly enlist him and another new friend in investigating a mystery about the theme park's past but, taking Conner's involuntary vocalizations in stride (literally), Aven drags him (figuratively) into an information-rich Tourette's support group. Following poignant revelations about Aven's birth family, the author lets warm but not gooey sentiment wash over the close to a tale that is not about having differences, but accepting them in oneself and others.--Peters, John Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Thirteen-year-old Aven Green, the heroine of Bowling's sensitive and funny novel, was born without arms due to a rare genetic condition. When her adoptive parents take jobs at an Arizona theme park, Aven leaves behind her comfortable social life, starting over with new peers and teachers to stare at her. After days of self-consciously eating her lunches in a bathroom stall at school (she eats with her feet), Aven opens up to two students: Connor, who has Tourette's syndrome, and Zion, who is teased for being overweight. Bowling, the author of three self-published YA novels, lets readers see Aven as a full, complex teenager-even while those around her have trouble doing so-and gives her a sharp sense of humor, including a penchant for inventing gruesome stories about how she lost her arms. Bowling's novel demonstrates how negotiating others' discomfort can be one of the most challenging aspects of having a physical difference and how friendship can mitigate that discomfort. A major revelation that leads to a somewhat-too-tidy ending is a minor blemish in an otherwise openhearted, empathic book. Ages 8-12. Agent: Shannon Hassan, Marsal Lyon Literary. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects People with disabilities -- Juvenile fiction.
Amusement parks -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Adoption -- Juvenile fiction.
Tourette syndrome -- Juvenile fiction.
Overweight persons -- Juvenile fiction.
Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction.
People with disabilities -- Fiction.
Amusement parks -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Tourette syndrome -- Fiction.
Overweight persons -- Fiction.
Adoption -- Fiction.
Moving, Household -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :2017
Language English
Description 262 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781454923459
1454923458
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