Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

4 stars (I really liked it).

Insignificant Events cover (link to Goodreads)

What’s great about this book:

  • Representation of both the MC, who has no arms, and her friend with Tourette’s
  • A cheerful, fun tone throughout–easy for kids and adults alike to love
  • A happy, intact family
  • The main character herself

What didn’t work as well for me:

  • The mystery–I felt the book would have worked as well or better without it

Luckily, the mystery wasn’t a crucial enough piece that I couldn’t enjoy the story without it, so this still rates 4 stars for me. My 11 year old son also read this and liked it.

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