Kids of Appetiteis one of the books on my list for the Printz award. The book was confusing for quite awhile because it was told in alternation point of views, but everyone went by nicknames so it was a little hard to follow. Each chapter started with a police interrogation with the person's real name so it took a bit to figure out who was stating what. Once I got into it, I really enjoyed it, but it did get intense. I don't think this'll win a Printz award or honor but it's a book a lot of teens will really enjoy!
My rating: 3.5 stars
Summary from goodreads:
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.