Insignificant Events in the Life of A Cactus

Insignificant Events in the Life of A Cactus

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New friends and a mystery help Aden, thirteen, adjust to middle school and life at a dying western theme park in a new state, where her being born armless presents many challenges.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Sterling Children's Books,, 2019.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781454932994
Characteristics: 262 pages ;,20 cm.

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yellow_yak_149
Jun 12, 2020

this is the best book ever!!!!!!!

OPL_KIDS May 26, 2020

Thirteen-year-old Aven Green was born without arms, but that has never stopped her from doing almost anything she sets her mind to. But when her family moves from their longtime home in Kansas to go manage Stagecoach Pass, a rundown Western theme park in the Arizona desert, Aven knows she may be facing some of her greatest challenges yet. It’s always tough to be the new kid in school, but even worse when all they can see is your “lack of armage.” When Aven befriends Connor, a student who has Tourette’s syndrome, and Zion, a boy who is teased for being overweight, she finds some kindred spirits. Throw in a cast of quirky Stagecoach Pass employees and a mystery surrounding a deserted building at the theme park, and you have a satisfying story that is funny, exciting, informative, and full of heart.

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IndyPL_JessicaNS Mar 18, 2020

A wonderfully uplifting book about being "a light who shines for all to see." It's a great reminder that our differences don't limit our possibilities and is perfect for all kids ages 10-14, especially those that like mysteries.

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JDD11
Feb 11, 2020

a amazing book a perfect book for a class read aloud. she is so amazing

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blue_mosquito_65
Dec 14, 2019

This is book is great! It is amazing how well Aven can function without any arms. The Joe Cavanaugh secret in the end was huge.

123missb Dec 07, 2019

Positively delightful.

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Teagy
Nov 16, 2019

this is SUCH a great book! i loved Aven and her story and how capable she is. i can't wait to read the next book! highly recommended!!!

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The_Zookeeper
Oct 14, 2019

This was a super fun book. I really enjoyed Aven's story as she tries to get through being the new kid at school and help her parents run a theme park, all while she doesn't have arms. This was a great book to listen to as well.

caleherreman Sep 10, 2019

This book is a fun read about an eighth grader starting at a new school after moving to Arizona. Her name is Aven, she's really funny, has red hair, plays soccer, and was born without arms. You'll enjoy seeing life through her eyes as she makes friends, discovers a mystery, bonds with a llama, and hunts for tarantulas.

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meganschwindler
Aug 09, 2019

This is a perfect book for young readers! The themes it presents are real and important, and the protagonist, Aven, is full of humor and determination. Above all, this books shows reader that nothing is really impossible.

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blue_mosquito_65
Dec 14, 2019

blue_mosquito_65 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 84

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Warshadow
Nov 27, 2019

I was a good book.

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