Hello Bookworms, it’s been a while (yes, I know, a long while) but you can rest assured I’ve been reading quite a bit in the time that I’ve been MIA. I apologize for keeping you waiting, but today I have another great book for you all! This book is by the author John David Anderson and, ironically, is dubbed “Posted”. (Because I haven’t POSTED in a while…)
Posted is about the human need for communication, and how words can be a powerful weapon.
No one knows who really started it, but you could say that what Ruby Sandels did was the last straw. Up until then, Branton Middle School had been pretty lax about cell phones, as long as you don’t bring them into class you’re fine (a rule which no one followed). It was on one of these occasions that Ruby Sandels was caught posting a particularly inappropriate post about their science teacher, thus resulting in the school placing a ban on cell phones.
Frost and his friends soon come up with a new way to communicate, Post-its, and it spreads like wildfire. Soon, there are Post-Its on every locker, every bathroom stall, every nook and cranny, everywhere you look there are Post-Its. Some say random things, others say nice quotes or messages, and yet others aim to hurt people through words. At the same time as this Post-it “epidemic” is spreading, a new girl, Rose Holland arrives. Just like that everything changes. Previously, Frost and his friends had been able to lay low, and keep out of it for the most part, after all, they were a perfect square, it was just the four of them and that was all they needed. Then, Rose arrives, she sits at their table, goes to their houses and ultimately becomes a part of their “tribe”, but at what cost? Bench starts acting weird and stops sitting at their table, and Deedee, Wolf and Frost are getting bullied.
This book is a great read about the lengths that true friends will go to for you. I personally thought it was a little cliche, but it put a nice spin on the regular plot and made it a truly touching middle school novel. There are some references and mildly crude language in it, but no all out cursing or anything, and it is meant for a middle school audience, so I would say 10-11+ is a sensible age range.
Now, for my postly “how would I describe this book in 3-4 words”
Touching, Thought-Provoking, and relatable.
That’s all for today!
P.S. Happy (Belated) Easter