Kids of Appetite by David Arnold

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Arnold writes with a Hinton-esque depth and rawness, building Mad and Vic’s stories with practiced patience.
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"A gorgeous, insightful, big-hearted joy of a book. Kids of Appetite made me fall in love with the world a little bit more." —Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything 

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.


From the Hardcover edition.
 

About David Arnold

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David Arnold lives in Lexington, KY, with his (lovely) wife and (boisterous) son. Previous jobs include freelance musician/producer, stay-at-home dad, and preschool teacher. He is a fierce believer in the power of kindness and community. And chips. He believes fiercely in chips. Mosquitoland is his first novel. You can learn more at davidarnoldbooks.com and follow him on twitter @roofbeam.
 
Published September 20, 2016 by Viking Books for Young Readers. 352 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction
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on Jul 23 2016

Arnold writes with a Hinton-esque depth and rawness, building Mad and Vic’s stories with practiced patience.

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