Join us as we explore a different genre every month! This month it's realistic fiction and we're going to discuss Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling.
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.
This book can be requested through the Minuteman Library Network, and is also available as a downloadable audiobook or ebook. If you need help getting a copy, please get in touch with Ellen at 617-623-5000 x2936 or email@example.com. Or just drop into the Central Library Teen Room and ask!
October's genre is fantasy - come to the September meeting to help us pick a title!