Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tour + Review, Playlist, and Giveaway: Posted by John David Anderson


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Posted by John David Anderson

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.

In the middle of this, a new girl named Rose arrives at school and sits at Frost’s lunch table. 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


Playlist


“Mean” by Taylor Swift. The first couple of lines say it all.
“Hate On Me” by Jill Scott. Consider it Rose’s anthem.
The theme to A Game of Thrones by Ramin Djawadi. This one’s for Deedee. I imagine it playing in the background for game night.
“Anthem” by Good Charlotte. To follow the crowd or not, that is the question.
“Requiem in D-minor” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I actually listened to this while revising.
“Bicycle Race” by Queen. Needed one biking-related song. Though Jaws is my thing and I happen to love Star Wars.
“Don’t Speak” by No Doubt. Works on so many levels?
“Ain’t No Man” by The Avett Brothers. I got only love to share.
“Born This Way” by Lady Gaga. Could be a theme song for the book combined with…

“Best of You” by Foo Fighters. Grohl’s angry growl might be a good call to action.

Review
4 stars

One of the things that I loved the most about this book is how real and relatable it is to Middle School. This book was an emotional roller coaster, from laughing to crying, this book has you going through all emotions. I think this book would be a great book to read for anyone who is in Middle School.

The characters are very well-developed and the story is very well-written. It's a very relatable story because this is what many young students face in their Middle Schools. Anderson has also written a very original story that you can't help but enjoy as you read.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone because I think it's a very important book to read because of what struggles you see throughout the story and because of what this book can do for readers.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John David Anderson is the author of SidekickedMinionStandard Hero Behavior,The DungeoneersMs. 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.



Photo Content from John David Anderson

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