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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Escrito por Dusti Bowling

Narrado por Karissa Vacker


Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Escrito por Dusti Bowling

Narrado por Karissa Vacker

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4.5/5 (67 valoraciones)
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5 horas
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Publicado:
Mar 5, 2019
ISBN:
9781977345691
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The audio edition of the bestselling middle grade novel about a spunky girl born without arms and a boy with Tourette syndrome navigating the challenges of middle school, disability, and friendship—all while solving a mystery in a western theme park.

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 that 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.

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Mar 5, 2019
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9781977345691
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  • (4/5)
    Aven's family moves to Arizona when her parents get jobs managing an amusement park and restaurant. Aven was born without arms but her parents have encouraged her to figure it out and do things for herself. It's hard to start a new school where people don't know her and stare. She becomes friends with Zion and Connor, who decide to help her figure out a mystery maybe murder. And they do turn up some unexpected truths. A touching novel with a super spunky lead character.
  • (3/5)
    I loved the character of Aven in this book. She was born without arms, but is so capable and talented and kind. She is in middle school, but the story skewed a bit younger for me, and I think I will recommend it to a lot of my 4th and 5th grade students.
  • (5/5)
    Aven was adopted by a wonderful family when she was two years old. Is is a normal kid in every way...except one. She was born without arms. After moving to Arizona for her fathers job opportunity, Aven befriends a boy with Tourette's in her new middle school. Together they help each other in ways they never would have imagined.I feel in love with Aven's personality right away. I wish I could be like Aven. She is an inspiring character any parent would want their child to look up to. A must have for your home, classroom, or school library. Recommended for grades four and up.
  • (5/5)
    What a pleasant surprise! I bought this to give to our daughter for her 4th grade classroom library, but wanted to read it first. Aven, born without arms and adopted at age two, is gutsy, likable and very human. She's learned to do most of the things any kid would do by using her feet. Even so, moving from Kansas, where everyone is used to her lack of arms, to Arizona where her dad got a new job, creates a new set of fears and anxieties. How she deals with them, helps her parents turn a decrepit theme park around, solve a mystery and make new friends makes for a very satisfying read. It's going to be a great addition to my daughter's classroom library and deserves a place in many, many others.
  • (3/5)
    A cute, fun kids' book with an engaging narrator and a breezy plot that deftly handles some important issues without becoming heavy or pedantic. Aven is a great character, an adopted girl who was born without arms but talks about her differences with humor and matter-of-factness that bring home the point that she is very much a typical young girl. When her parents move to a withering theme park/ghost town in Arizona, she faces the challenges of her new life, makes new friends, and helps solve a mystery. The setting is well-realized (and recognizable to anyone who lives in the area). Probably the book would be most appealing to kids who are slightly younger than its middle-school protagonists.
  • (5/5)
    I LOVE this book. It has heartbreak, mystery, discovery, and more. It brings the reader on an extraordinary journey into the life of Aven. As a middle schooler trying to get her reading points in, it definitely made my responsibilities a lot more fun.
  • (5/5)
    I love it it is the best book ever !
  • (3/5)
    great book! lovely voice and character-focused narrative. i'm picky about the theme of adoption but she's a disabled, ginger, adopted baby so basically me, wow.

    v. easy to read. 3 stars!
  • (5/5)
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! The three best friends!! Aven, Connor, and Zion my precious babies oh my god i wanna hug them tight
  • (4/5)
    Love Aven and her spirit is contagious! Thrilled to have read this book along side my 10 year old daughter
  • (5/5)
    Omg i love this s book it brings me joy wish I could give it 100000 stars
  • (5/5)
    This was a great sweet and heartfelt book. Recommended!
  • (5/5)
    that it was about a girl that had no arm and had to get throw life and had to just ignore peoples stares