Kids of Appetite

Kids of Appetite

by David Arnold (Author)

"A gorgeous, insightful, big-hearted joy of a book." —Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything The critically acclaimed author of Mosquitoland brings us another batch of unforgettable characters in this New York Times bestselling 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.

In David Arnold's captivating novel, "Kids of Appetite", we embark on a fantastical journey into the extraordinary world of three siblings: Jake, Emily, and Tom. These ordinary children find themselves caught in an extraordinary battle between good and evil when they encounter a magical cookbook that holds the key to their destiny.

As they strive to overcome the evil forces that threaten their world, they discover latent powers within themselves that they never knew existed. With the guidance of a mysterious guardian, the children embark on a quest to protect the cookbook and its secrets from falling into the wrong hands.

"Kids of Appetite" captivates readers with its vibrant characters, heart-stopping action, and thought-provoking themes of friendship, family, and the power of belief. As the story unfolds, the children face formidable challenges that test their courage, resilience, and determination.

This enchanting tale is a must-read for children of all ages, offering a compelling blend of adventure, fantasy, and valuable lessons about life. It takes readers on a thrilling rollercoaster ride filled with unexpected twists, turns, and moments of heartwarming camaraderie.

With its relatable characters, intricate plot, and imaginative world-building, "Kids of Appetite" promises an unforgettable reading experience. Dive into this magical adventure and witness the transformation of ordinary children into extraordinary heroes.


352 pages