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Kids of Appetite
Kids of Appetite | David Arnold
The bestselling author of "Mosquitoland "brings us another batch of unforgettable characters in this tragicomedy about first love and devastating loss. Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell. It begins with the death of Vic s father. It ends with the murder of Mad s uncle. The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it. But in order to tell their story, Vic and Mad must focus on all the chapters in between. This is a story about: 1. A coded mission to scatter ashes across New Jersey. 2. The momentous nature of the Palisades in winter. 3. One dormant submarine. 4. Two songs about flowers. 5. Being cool in the traditional sense. 6. Sunsets & ice cream & orchards & graveyards. 7. Simultaneous extreme opposites. 8. A narrow escape from a war-torn country. 9. A story collector. 10. How to listen to someone who does not talk. 11. Falling in love with a painting. 12. Falling in love with a song. 13. Falling in love."
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EmilyM
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A group of misfit kids function as a family and "adopt" Vic, who is dealing with the death of his father and the impending marriage of his mother. Vic and the "Kids of Appetite" run around town to fulfill Vic's dad's last wishes for the spreading of his ashes, and they end up getting involved in situation that lands them getting questioned by the police. An endearing read. I will definitely check out Arnold's other books! ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

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Honeybeegirl
Kids of Appetite | David Arnold
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This was a fun book to listen to! I enjoyed the story and the setting being near where I grew up!

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Scochrane26
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All 3 of these authors are local to Ky (one‘s from Cincinnati). I had met David Arnold a couple of yrs ago, but the other 2 are new to me. They had a great discussion, along with Brittany Cavallaro, & signed books. These are not their newest books, just the ones I picked. They were all interesting people, check them out!

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Erinreadsthebooks
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Ollie's book haul--"Good Stuff Cheap" ?????? (The tagged book and Fellside didn't make the crop✂️)

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Coleen
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Cute, sort of quirky, fun. But lots of good, serious stuff too. The quote will only mean something to those who have previously read this, but as a mantra, it‘s a good one.

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edennugget
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chococcino muffin + coffee in a festive mug!

tip: quarter muffins and put them in the oven for a few minutes. The surface gets all crispy and the chocolate chips melt 😍

CoffeeNBooks Yum!! 13mo
edennugget @CoffeeNBooks certainly! ☕️ 13mo
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TheLudicReader
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Just a few more books for my classroom library. C‘mon, you need fresh books! (The seven standing on the right are for me.)

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kdgundlach
Kids of Appetite | David Arnold
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Probably better read than listened to...the quirks of the characters get a little lost in narration.

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Jennick2004
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Loved the story and writing style of this book. Definitely considering adding his other book, Mosquitoland, to my list!

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Jennick2004
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What is this goober trying to tell me?! 🤣

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
taraWritesSci Kitteh beleh! 💜 (probably: look, no touchie) 1y
Jennick2004 Haha @taraWritesSci she‘s good with belly pets...for about 5 seconds 😝 1y
TheLibrarian 😻😻😻 1y
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Jennick2004
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Apparently my cat has an appetite too 🤣😝
#catsoflitsy #littenkitten #calicocat

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Jennick2004
Kids of Appetite | David Arnold

Started this book tonight and liking it so far. We shall see what tomorrow brings :)

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GondorGirl
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GondorGirl
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Listening to someone perform all 100 recitations of "I am a Super Racehorse" is by far the strangest thing I've experienced in an audio book.

MelAnn I would imagine so. In the book All Our Wrong Todays there is an entire chapter that all he says is “F**k” & and the audiobook narration did that really well - it was hilarious by the time he got thru it. 2y
DragonAuthors @MelAnn And now I want that audiobook. 😂🤣😂 2y
MelAnn Hehee it‘s the best audiobook I‘ve heard yet! 2y
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GondorGirl
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#AudioCooking venison steaks for dinner. However, the descriptions of pig carcuses might have been a little untimely...

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Kosugi
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Finally, after five library books in a row, it's time for my tenth round of @Ange44 and I's #tenatatime tbr project! I admittedly went a little "easier" this time but, after this run, that's one-hundred books read from my giant stacks!

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Purrfectpages
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No idea how relevant these books are to the tag, but it's the best I could do! #90sinjuly #kidsinamerica

Cinfhen Covers look 👌🏽 2y
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avapxos
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So... today is a productive day #books #photos #instagtam

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ReadInge
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'De Kids of Appetite' is een bijzonder boek van een bijzondere auteur. Een superrenpaard tussen de contemporary verhalen, vol met frakking mooie quotes.

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rorygilmore
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*rises up from the dead* this is my first post in seven months and kids of appetite is my fourth book in as many days - finished mosquitoland today and had to pick this one up right after. it feels so, so indescribably good to be reading again. ♥️

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sxra.ha
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Will you speak before I'm gone? Will you prove already too late?

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mcctrish
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I loved David Arnold's first book Mosquitoland ( LOVED) and this book is 'infinitous-ly' better! It is about family, biological and chosen, friendships, first love, sacrifice, trust, truth, life, heartbreak, death, choice, faith, goodness, honour, growing up, saying goodbye. Everything. In one beautiful, amazing book.
All the feels. All the stars.
It was good.

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mcctrish
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Tater tot chicken pot pie for @MrBook cuz he loves his Tots

AmbityScambity That looks like heaven. 😍 3y
mcctrish @AmbityScambity it is pretty darn delicious 3y
MrBook Oh my goodness! You are aMAZing! I haven't been home in just about 24 hours for work and I was exhausted. Seeing @BookBabe & #Coale rejuvenated my batteries. Seeing this, now they're fully charged for awhile yet 😂👏🏻🙌🏻. Thank you! 3y
BookBabe 😮 Wowee! 3y
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Megabooks
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Appropriate for Bail Day that it would happen! I don't want to discourage anyone from reading this as text because the story is cool, but the narration is horrid on the #audiobook. Both narrators can only do one voice. ☹️☹️ I will likely revisit as an ebook!

B.Reader Good to know! 3y
DGRachel Narrators really can make or break a book. There are books I've read in print that I cannot bear to listen to because of the narrator, but others that I never would have read if it hadn't been for the audiobook. 😊 3y
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Megabooks
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I had never heard of this condition before. One of the main characters in this book is afflicted. Really interesting to learn about something new, but it seems like it would be difficult to live with. I can't imagine not being able to blink!!

MyNamesParadise I can't imagine 😔😔😔 3y
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mcctrish
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Cheez Its are my crack #FYI reading the book my son got for Christmas and planning some meals and eating my feelings #multitasking

Megabooks I'm reading this one too! 3y
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Megabooks
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I feel like I need one more relatively easy book before I go back to Henrietta Lacks and start Small Great Things. Counting on you to do as well as Mosquitoland, Arnold! 😉😉

Also I finally started Giant Days 1 and also picked up Lumberjanes 1 in my effort to try graphic novels/comics. In fact, I think I'll switch to that now!

faelinwolf Lumberjanes is one of my favorites! So fun & positive & friendship focused! 3y
Ekkross Lumberjanes and Giant Days are genius! In the same vein, if you're interested is Gotham Academy. There's even a recent Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy crossover! 3y
Megabooks @Ekkross I just finished Giant Days and checked out the next one! I'll have to check out Gotham Academy. I'm running out of Hoopla checkouts! 3y
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kathyellendavis
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Loved this quote and I really identified with numbers 1 and 2. And being conscious of the fact that I don't want Rosemary to ever think number 3.

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kathyellendavis
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What a beautiful story! I like how it's linear and it's not. The characters are awesome, the love is not limited to teenagers falling in love, the story will stay with you. I want to hang out with these kids. You can, if you read the book. #kidlitsy #youngadult

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kathyellendavis
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I would TOTALLY live in that galaxy!

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kathyellendavis
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When you open a book and find this in the front? You know it's going to be good. This is in the ARC, but I can't imagine it wouldn't make it in the final book. Loving it so far; 70 or so pages in.

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CopperfieldsBooks
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In this touching YA novel, the bestselling author of Mosquitoland brings us another batch of unforgettable characters in a tragicomedy about first love and devastating loss. #CopperfieldsRecommends

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SeeJulieRead
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I liked Mosquitoland, so I'm looking forward to this one!

mcctrish This just came up on my library holds to pick up BUT I got my mom to buy it for one of my kids for Christmas so I will wait 2 more weeks 🙃 3y
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Cityofamber
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I enjoyed this

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kathyellendavis
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#seasonsreadings2016 Day 1: #wanttoreadindec is this ARC and many others! I'm not a huge e-reader reader, but we are going to be on the East Coast visiting family for half of both December and January. I will need to read, but can't pack too many books! The solution? ARCs. I get a bunch from the bookstore I work at. I'll read them and then leave them in Little Free Libraries or in the airport.

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LilMamaMastro
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When you find out that you'll unexpectedly be out of town for 2 weeks & the first thing you do is choose your books to pack......

TheCanuckReader Is there any other way to pack? 3y
Desha Can't wait to read Lucky Boy ☺️ 3y
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Bigreadslittlereads
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But then miracle of miracles: Mad smiled a little.
And I died a little.
And she left.

Kimmiesuze I've heard so many great things about this book. Putting it on my list! 3y
Bigreadslittlereads @Kimmiesuze Do it! I finished it Sunday and it was so so good! 3y
Kimmiesuze It's next on my list! 3y
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aliarch
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Incredible book, couldnt put it down.

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kiminreverse
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Next up! YA has been a really fun addition to my generally rather seriously literary reading life.

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Garabrandtreviews
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I couldn't sleep, so I read. This book gripped me. I loved all the characters, the family the outcast kids built. Vic needs help. His father is dead, his mother has a boyfriend, and he can't cope anymore. One night he takes his father's urn and runs for it. This begins his story- the adventure of fulfilling his father's wishes. Along the way he becomes part of a group, accepted in a way he never thought he could be. I adored this book.

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Garabrandtreviews
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“And when the kids needed someone most, someone to love and trust, they found one another, and they called themselves the Kids of Appetite, and they lived and they laughed and they saw that it was good.”

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Garabrandtreviews
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Baz shrugged. “We are all part of the same story, each of us different chapters. We may not have the power to choose setting or plot, but we can choose what kind of character we want to be.”

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Garabrandtreviews
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God. The longer I was a person, the less I wanted to be one.

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Garabrandtreviews
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“Hogwarts is definitely the shit, though,” said Mad. Coco nodded. “Oh, Hogwarts is the shit.” “With the Cornish pasties and treacle tarts and all.” “I don‘t even know what the frak a Cornish pasty is, and I still want one.”

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Garabrandtreviews
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(on why Coco doesn't go to school) "You gotta have moms and dads to sign shit. Plus, an address. What, I should write Eleventh Greenhouse on the Right, Maywood Orchard, New Milford? Might as well add Cupboard under the Stairs while I‘m at it. It‘s a public school, not Hogwarts. I‘d get laughed out of the building.”

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Garabrandtreviews
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She stood behind the others, her head in a book as if books had been created for the sole purpose of being read by her in a butcher shop.

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TheBookHippie
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Good read!!!

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LadyBrik
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Loved Mosquitoland; I have high hopes for this one, too. #YA