Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
Books | Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories
"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. 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."--Back cover
Thorndike Striving Reader
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"This was a cute story and I would definitely recommend for kids to read. It's nice to have disabilities highlighted in a positive way and good to show that strength can come even out of the most difficult situations!"
"This was inspiring and it’s okay to be different. "
"Okay so my grandma got me this book and when I tell you I LOVED IT!! I cried whenever she had a fight with Connor??? (It's been like a years since I read it) and wrote that beautiful poem type thing on her blog. It was a beautiful story about a girl who has been perceived as "weird" because of her disability. Her whole life people have made rude comments about her lack of arms or just stared at where they would be if she had them. I felt so bad for her and I'm just happy that the book had the ending it did. It left me content with the book and I was able to close it and wish there was a sequel or that I could read it over again without knowing what happened. But anyways, I highly recommend this book to anyone who might be interested"