Kids of Appetite by David Arnold

Kids of Appetite by David Arnold

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Kids of Appetite by David Arnold is a book that I am so excited about, 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!

Kids of Appetite by David Arnold

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

Summary (from Goodreads):

They lived and they laughed…and they saw that it was good.

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. 


Book Quotes: Kids of Appetite

We are all part of the same story, each of us different chapters. We may not have the power to choose setting or plot, but we can choose what kind of character we want to be

My heart was so full, I thought it might explode into the ether, creating some bizarre new solar system whose inhabitants ate only love, drank only hope, and breathed only joy. What a substantial galaxy that would be

About David Arnold

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David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his (lovely) wife and (boisterous) son. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Mosquitoland, Kids of Appetite, and The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik; his books have been translated into over a dozen languages

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13 thoughts on “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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