Kids of Appetite by David Arnold
  

Kids of Appetite

Written by David Arnold
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Synopsis

Kids of Appetite by David Arnold

KIDS OF APPETITE by David Arnold is a tragicomedy of first love and devastating loss for fans of Rainbow Rowell and Jennifer Niven. In the Hackensack Police Department, Vic Benucci and his friend Mad are explaining how they found themselves wrapped up in a grisly murder. But in order to tell that story, they have to go way back... It all started when Vic's dad died. Vic's dad was his best friend, and even now, two years later, he can't bring himself to touch the Untouchable Urn of Oblivion that sits in his front hall. But one cold December day, Vic falls in with an alluring band of kids that wander his New Jersey neighbourhood, including Mad, the girl who changes everything. Along with his newfound friendships comes the courage to open his father's urn, the discovery of the message inside, and the epic journey it sparks.

Reviews

Funny and touching... his sentences are arrows * New York Times * [A] sparkling, startling, laugh-out-loud debut novel * Wall Street Journal * Fresh and often very endearing * Sunday Herald * [Mim's] endless wise-cracking (on a road trip by Greyhound bus to visit her sick mother) is a joy * Independent - Best YA novels of 2015 * Praise for MOSQUITOLAND: '[Mosquitoland] boasts a funny, gutsy, straight-talking heroine with a distinctive voice, whose company is a blast of fresh air' * Daily Mail * Showcases a memorable cast of outsiders carving out space for themselves . . .Arnold writes with a Hinton-esque depth and rawness * Publishers Weekly, starred review * This tale of kids dealing with horrific situations is at times almost fantastical in its romanticism and is realized through the employ of spot-on pacing and lovely wordsmithing. Sophisticated teen readers will love this * Kirkus Reviews *

About the Author

David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky, 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. His first novel was Mosquitoland. You can learn more at davidarnoldbooks.com and follow him on Twitter @roofbeam.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Author

David Arnold
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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Publication date

20th September 2016

ISBN

9781472218957


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