Waiting on Wednesday #68: Kids of Appetite by David Arnold



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book:

Book cover For Kids of Appetite by David Arnold
Kids of Appetite
Author: David Arnold
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 20, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): The bestselling author of Mosquitoland brings us another batch of unforgettable characters in this tragicomedy about first love and devastating loss. 

Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell.
It begins with the death of Vic’s father.
It ends with the murder of Mad’s uncle.
The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it.
But in order to tell their story, Vic and Mad must focus on all the chapters in between.

This is a story about:

1. A coded mission to scatter ashes across New Jersey.
2. The momentous nature of the Palisades in winter.
3. One dormant submarine.
4. Two songs about flowers.
5. Being cool in the traditional sense.
6. Sunsets & ice cream & orchards & graveyards.
7. Simultaneous extreme opposites.
8. A narrow escape from a war-torn country.
9. A story collector.
10. How to listen to someone who does not talk.
11. Falling in love with a painting.
12. Falling in love with a song.
13. Falling in love. 

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I am so excited for Kids of Appetite! I was thrilled to see that David Arnold has another book coming out, since I adored Mosquitoland. The way the summary of the book is written also really intrigues me, especially “How to listen to someone who does not talk.” I can’t wait until this one comes out in September!

13 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #68: Kids of Appetite by David Arnold

  1. Joyce Campbell says:

    I am also looking forward to this book. It sounds really interesting. I’ve never read Mosquitoland, but it’s definitely on my list. So was this book as soon as I’d heard about it. Good choice.

  2. Luxe @ Mind of Luxe says:

    I’m really excited for this book, it sounds really interesting and the summary intrigued me too! I haven’t read any David Arnold books yet but hopefully that’ll change soon. Great pick!

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