Read Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus Online Free - *“Aven is a perky, hilarious, and inspiring protagonist whose attitude and humor will linger even after the last page has turned.” —School Library Journal (Starred review)
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.
|Title||:||Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
July 14, 2017
Of course I give this fantastic piece of amazing literature five stars. I wrote the darn thing!
July 26, 2017
Okay, well, I'm going to try to be cool and calm and collected about this but I don't know if I will be successful. I work at a Library and grabbed an ARC of this from the children's department as we didn't receive one in YA.
I grew up with Tourette's, and each day is, of course, a struggle with...
October 09, 2017
WHAT????? Really? No WAY!!! Bowled over with FABULOUSNESS . . .
So FABULOUS it's hard to believe Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus is Dusti Bowling's debut! She writes like a seasoned PRO! And the editing is FLAWLESS!
Okay, it's not her debut - per se. It was my debut reading her work....
May 24, 2017
E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline
Aven is not too happy that her parents are moving the family from Kansas to Arizona, where they have gotten jobs running Stagecoach Pass, a run down Western theme park. It's hot, she has to try out for the soccer team, and making new friends is a bit more of...
July 22, 2017
Wow. Are you a fan of Wonder? What about Hour of the Bees or Out of My Mind? Are you always on the hunt for books that speak to middle grade readers about being kinder than necessary, or how to teach kids to be a problem solver in an age where being seen as a good parent equates to do doing every...
September 12, 2017
Dusti Bowling has written a book that will totally change the way readers view people with disabilities. Aven, the main character, was born with no arms. Her parents have taught her to be self-sufficient, and the kids at school have known her forever. But when she and her parents have to relocate...
June 17, 2017
Read this pretty much in one day. What a tremendous story of hope, strength, and letting the light shine on who you truly are!!! Such an emotional ride. Can't wait to share with my students in the fall. A must must must read!!!
June 23, 2017
Compulsively readable, while also dealing with more than one difficult topic with grace and humor.
September 14, 2017
Delightful characters, setting, and story of identity, fearlessness, and friendship.
March 25, 2017
Can I just say that the title INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS completely charmed me. I had no idea what this book was about but I wanted to find out. And when I realized that the main character was born without arms it brought to mind my friend, one of the most extraordinary people I...