Today on my blog I have the Posted blog tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, guest post, review, and giveaway.
From John David Anderson, author of the acclaimed Ms. Bixby’s Last Day, comes a humorous, poignant, and original contemporary story about bullying, broken friendships, and the failures of communication between kids.
In middle school, words aren’t just words. They can be weapons. They can be gifts. The right words can win you friends or make you enemies. They can come back to haunt you. Sometimes they can change things forever.
When cell phones are banned at Branton Middle School, Frost and his friends Deedee, Wolf, and Bench come up with a new way to communicate: leaving sticky notes for each other all around the school. It catches on, and soon all the kids in school are leaving notes—though for every kind and friendly one, there is a cutting and cruel one as well.
Rose is not like anyone else at Branton Middle School, and it’s clear that the close circle of friends Frost has made for himself won’t easily hold another. As the sticky-note war escalates, and the pressure to choose sides mounts, Frost soon realizes that after this year, nothing will ever be the same.
Praise for POSTED
Kids, and the rest of the world, need more books like this one —Kirkus Reviews
There are books that come out at the right time and start a discussion and Posted is definitely one of those books. It deals with bullying and the author doesn't shy away from showing just how hurtful words and actions can actually do to another person. As an adult dealing with a child who is being severly bullied in school this book resonated with me so much. It's so raw and real with the bonds of friendship, heartbreak, and shows just how powerful words can be when used to hurt rather then incourage. Without spoiling the ending the author does show us that there is a light at the end in such darkness. I highly recommend this book to kids, adults, parents, and teachers. 5/5 Bloody Fangs
John David Anderson is the author of Sidekicked, Minion, Standard Hero Behavior,The Dungeoneers, Ms. Bixby's Last Day and Insert Coin to Continue. He lives with his patient wife and brilliant twins in Indianapolis, Indiana, right next to a State park and a Walmart. He does not wear ties but will wear sandals in the snow. He enjoys hiking, reading, chocolate, spending time with his family, playing the piano, chocolate, putting off the dishes, watching movies, and chocolate. Those aren't his real teeth. Seriously. The middle four on top? Lost 'em in a car accident. It's all right, though, the plastic ones look nice and he can still eat corn on the cob.
There are lots of ways to contact him. Telepathy, for example. Carrier pigeon. Alien distress beacon. Sky writing. Failing those, you can always e-mail him here. Be sure to tell him how his book has revolutionized your life, or, barring that, how you used it to smash a bug or something.
Favorite Books Read This Year
I’m going with school year as opposed to the first third of 2017 to give myself more to choose from.
Salt to the Sea, Ruta Sepetys
The Sun is Also a Star, Nicola Yoon
The Amulet Series, Kazu Kibuishi (yeah, yeah, a little behind the times)
The Hate You Give, Angie Thomas
Grunt, Mary Roach
Nine, Ten, Nora Raleigh Baskin
Orphan Island, Laurel Snyder
Heroes of the Frontier, Dave Eggers
Full of Beans, Jennifer Holm
Raymie Nightingale, Kate DiCamillo
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank you John for letting me review your book and say Thank you to Jean for letting m e participate in this blog tour. Don't forget toenter the giveaway below.