I REALLY enjoyed Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus. While it’s listed as middle grade (8-12), it’s the upper end of that age range and one that readers of ALL ages should read (good life insights for young and old). It is beautifully written and has an extremely strong female character. She has no arms (never has) and has never let anything get in the way of living a full life, doing everything everyone else does. She’s quirky and fun. The secondary characters (her friends) also are “different,” and she really encourages them to be themselves and not bend to what everyone else thinks they should be. It’s absolutely one of the best books I’ve read this year! I HIGHLY recommend it!
—Candace, Vintage Books, Vancouver, WA