Kids Of Appetite: A Solemn Story with Beautiful Characters

 How come every book David Arnold thinks of is so bloody original? Just like Mosquitoland, Kids Of Appetite is a more solemn work of art which only gets better as you read. While David Arnold makes his books more about his characters, he makes them so rich in quality, the world building and plot were just as beautiful. I cant wait for David Arnolds’ next book.

The book travels through past and present, the past slowly building up to the present told in the first few pages of every chapter. The present is the interrogation about the murder of Mad’s uncle. These snippets of the present have brilliant dialogue, and will leave you with questions answered as a story in the pages soon after. You slowly learn the inside jokes and what happens building up to the murder of Mad’s Uncle. By the end of the book, you’ll only want more. 

“We are all part of the same story, each of us different chapters. We may not have the power to choose setting or plot, but we can choose what kind of character we want to be.”
In each chapter you learn more about each character’s past, it’s not about the story, but the story behind the story. I love this style of books, where each backstory is as magnificent and interesting as the last. I am still trying to find out if there was a single character that wasn’t original, developed or fascinating af.  David Arnold gave each of his characters a quirk and fantastic personalities. The Kids Of Appetite is a cluster of people who don’t fit in, but fit together so well. I loved watching them all grow and help each other. Theyre all so smart and I couldnt get enough. Baz, an aspiring author who is kind and finds a story in everyone. Zuz, his brother who is a mute but responds in ways to make you smile. Mad, the secretive Stoic Beauty. Coco the eleven year old girl whose age doubles in Queens years. And Vic, who can’t blink or smile, whose personality is beyond what strangers expect.
“My heart was so full, I thought it might explode into the ether, creating some bizarre new solar system whose inhabitants ate only love, drank only hope, and breathed only joy. What a substantial galaxy that would be.” 
David Arnold builds an emotional story full of diversity, art in asymmetry, honesty and reality. Kids Of Appetite will move you and have you begging for more. Arnolds very quotable writing will blow your minds, and you will never be able to forget it.

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