Tween Book Club
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
- Children's Storytime Room
About the Book
This bestselling middle grade novel is about a spunky girl born without arms and a boy with Tourette syndrome navigating the challenges of middle school, disability, and friendship—all while solving a mystery in a western theme park.
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.
About the Club
Read the book and meet at the library for a riveting book discussion and fun filled activities!
- For ages 8-12.
- For both boys and girls.
- The first 10 readers can pick up a copy of the book to borrow at the Kids' Desk. Otherwise, you'll have to place the book on hold.
- Sign up at the Kids' Desk or online.
- Parents welcome, but not required, to attend.