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The Benefits of Being an Octopus

Sunday, September 16, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Village Square Booksellers
The Square
Bellows Falls, VT
 

Vermont author Ann Braden will talk about her new novel for middle grade students, “The Benefits of Being an Octopus” at Village Square Books in Bellows Falls on Sunday September 16 at 1pm.

Earning a starred review from School Library Journal, this debut explores the cultural divides around class and the gun debate through the eyes of one girl living on the edges of society, trying to find her way forward.

Some people can do their homework. Some people get to have crushes on boys. Some people have other things they’ve got to do. Seventh-grader Zoey has her hands full as she takes care of her much younger siblings after school every day while her mom works her shift at the pizza parlor. Not that her mom seems to appreciate it. At least there’s Lenny, her mom’s boyfriend — they all get to live in his nice, clean trailer. At school, Zoey tries to stay under the radar. Her only friend has her own issues, and since they’re in an entirely different world than the rich kids, it’s best if no one notices them. Zoey thinks how much easier everything would be if she were an octopus: eight arms to do eight things at once. Incredible camouflage ability and steady, unblinking vision. Powerful protective defenses. Unfortunately, she’s not totally invisible, and one of her teachers forces her to join the debate club. Even though Zoey resists participating, debate ultimately leads her to see things in a new way: her mom’s relationship with Lenny, her friend’s situation, and her own place in this town of people who think they’re better than her. Can Zoey find the courage to speak up, even if it means risking the most stable home she’s ever had?

Call 802-463-9404 for book and event reservations.

Village Square Booksellers
32 Square, Bellows Falls, VT
802-463-9404
www.villagesquarebooks.com



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A timely event and information service for and by the communities in and around the Mid-Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire

The Benefits of Being an Octopus

Sunday, September 16, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Village Square Booksellers
The Square
Bellows Falls, VT
 

Vermont author Ann Braden will talk about her new novel for middle grade students, “The Benefits of Being an Octopus” at Village Square Books in Bellows Falls on Sunday September 16 at 1pm.

Earning a starred review from School Library Journal, this debut explores the cultural divides around class and the gun debate through the eyes of one girl living on the edges of society, trying to find her way forward.

Some people can do their homework. Some people get to have crushes on boys. Some people have other things they’ve got to do. Seventh-grader Zoey has her hands full as she takes care of her much younger siblings after school every day while her mom works her shift at the pizza parlor. Not that her mom seems to appreciate it. At least there’s Lenny, her mom’s boyfriend — they all get to live in his nice, clean trailer. At school, Zoey tries to stay under the radar. Her only friend has her own issues, and since they’re in an entirely different world than the rich kids, it’s best if no one notices them. Zoey thinks how much easier everything would be if she were an octopus: eight arms to do eight things at once. Incredible camouflage ability and steady, unblinking vision. Powerful protective defenses. Unfortunately, she’s not totally invisible, and one of her teachers forces her to join the debate club. Even though Zoey resists participating, debate ultimately leads her to see things in a new way: her mom’s relationship with Lenny, her friend’s situation, and her own place in this town of people who think they’re better than her. Can Zoey find the courage to speak up, even if it means risking the most stable home she’s ever had?

Call 802-463-9404 for book and event reservations.

Village Square Booksellers
32 Square, Bellows Falls, VT
802-463-9404
www.villagesquarebooks.com



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A timely event and information service for and by the communities in and around the Mid-Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire

The Benefits of Being an Octopus

Sunday, September 16, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Village Square Booksellers
The Square
Bellows Falls, VT
 

Vermont author Ann Braden will talk about her new novel for middle grade students, “The Benefits of Being an Octopus” at Village Square Books in Bellows Falls on Sunday September 16 at 1pm.

Earning a starred review from School Library Journal, this debut explores the cultural divides around class and the gun debate through the eyes of one girl living on the edges of society, trying to find her way forward.

Some people can do their homework. Some people get to have crushes on boys. Some people have other things they’ve got to do. Seventh-grader Zoey has her hands full as she takes care of her much younger siblings after school every day while her mom works her shift at the pizza parlor. Not that her mom seems to appreciate it. At least there’s Lenny, her mom’s boyfriend — they all get to live in his nice, clean trailer. At school, Zoey tries to stay under the radar. Her only friend has her own issues, and since they’re in an entirely different world than the rich kids, it’s best if no one notices them. Zoey thinks how much easier everything would be if she were an octopus: eight arms to do eight things at once. Incredible camouflage ability and steady, unblinking vision. Powerful protective defenses. Unfortunately, she’s not totally invisible, and one of her teachers forces her to join the debate club. Even though Zoey resists participating, debate ultimately leads her to see things in a new way: her mom’s relationship with Lenny, her friend’s situation, and her own place in this town of people who think they’re better than her. Can Zoey find the courage to speak up, even if it means risking the most stable home she’s ever had?

Call 802-463-9404 for book and event reservations.

Village Square Booksellers
32 Square, Bellows Falls, VT
802-463-9404
www.villagesquarebooks.com



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