Blog Tour: Kids of Appetite by David Arnold (Squad Goals)

Blog Tour: Kids of Appetite by David Arnold (Squad Goals)

Today I’m going to introduce you to a book about a group of misfit kids that get caught up in a murder. Kids of Appetite is engaging, well written, and I had a hard time putting it down because I majorly needed to know how it ended! Today for the blog tour I’m going to make up my own “Kids of Appetite”. When I got this type of post to do I fully went in planning to do all bookish characters, but somehow I ended up going more with tv show characters…oops.

I’m going to leave a little about the book first, then show you who I would love to have in my squad!


Blog Tour: Kids of Appetite by David Arnold (Squad Goals)Kids of Appetite by David Arnold
Published by Penguin on September 20th 2016
Genres: Death & Dying, Friendship, General, Social Themes, Young Adult Fiction
Source: ARC from Publisher
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I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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.

My Squad


Seriously who wouldn’t want Veronica Mars to be in their squad? She’s snarky, bad ass, and could always solve any problem!


Honestly, I really see myself in Nick Miller sometimes, and I just think he would be good to have around to hate the world with some days. Plus he’s hilarious!


Who couldn’t use a Luna Lovegood in their life? I mean seriously.


Now, obviously, if I’m making a squad I need like a love interest type, right? So I’m going to give myself Jim Halpert ;P He is HILARIOUS and just genuinely a good guy. SO I’m gonna snag him!


And, of course, I must have someone around who can share my love of books, so Rory Gilmore would totally be my bestie!

So there’s my squad, I think it shaped up pretty well! 


About David Arnold

David Arnold writes stories and songs. He likes pesto, Arcade Fire, indie bookstores, Middle-earth, GARP, Elliott Smith, Christmastime, and all things Sorkin. He doesn't like olives, liars, or wet socks. His debut novel, MOSQUITOLAND, was published by Viking/Penguin in Winter 2015. His second book, KIDS OF APPETITE, published September 20th 2016. He is represented by Dan Lazar at Writers House.




Monday, 9/19: Owl Always Be Reading
Tuesday, 9/20: Bookish Lifestyle
Wednesday, 9/21: Perpetual Page Turner
Thursday, 9/22: YA Bibliophile
Friday, 9/23: Fiction Fare
Wednesday, 9/28: Grownup Fangirl
Thursday, 9/29: Book Addict’s Guide
Friday, 9/30: ButterMyBooks
Monday, 10/3: YA Wednesdays
Tuesday, 10/4: Lost in Lit
Wednesday, 10/5: MundieMoms
Thursday, 10/6: Andi’s ABCs
Friday, 10/7: Bookworm Everlasting
What fictional characters would be in your squad?

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