"High School. Two words that struck fear into the heart of every armless middle schooler I knew. Which was me. And like two people online." The sequel to the critically acclaimed Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus follows Aven Green as she confronts yet another challenge: high school.
Just as Aven starts to feel comfortable in Stagecoach Pass, with her friends and schoolmates accustomed to her lack of "armage," everything changes once again. She's about to begin high school... with 3,000 new kids to stare at her. And no matter how much Aven tries to play it cool, nothing prepares her for the reality. In a year filled with confusion, humiliation, and just maybe love, can Aven manage to stay true to herself?
"Even her friendships feel unsteady. Her friend Connor’s moved away and made a new friend who, like him, has Tourette’s syndrome: a girl. And is Lando, her friend Zion’s popular older brother, being sweet to Aven out of pity — or something more? Bowling keenly depicts the universal awkwardness of adolescence and the particular self-consciousness of navigating a disability. Aven’s 'armless-girl problems' realistically grow thornier in this outing, touching on such tough topics as death and aging, but warm, quirky secondary characters lend support.... Those preparing to 'slay the sucktastic beast known as high school' will particularly appreciate this spirited read." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||9 - 13|
|Publication Date||Sep 17, 2019|
|Publisher||Sterling Children's Books|