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Young Adult Fiction 4817
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Words can "wriggle underneath your skin and start to itch." Words can "set their hooks into you and pull" and can "accumulate like cancer." Posted by John David Anderson is all about the power of words, growing up, and having to deal with big issues like bullying and hate speech.

Posted is a fantastic novel about a group of friends;Frost, Deedee, Wolf, Bench, and the new girl in school, Rose. Everything gets turned upside down the day one of their classmates gets caught on a cell phone. Frost and his group of friends make due by putting posted notes on each others' lockers. But something goes terribly wrong when it starts to become popular around the school. This story line with strike a chord with any middle or high schooler. Strangers can be cruel but sometimes friends can be even crueler.

What I liked best:
Anderson has the ability to capture every feeling one can have while attending middle school. He is realistic with his characters' dialogue and each character feels so real- like you could open door to any classroom and find them sitting there. Like with any moment when growing up Anderson masterfully weaves together the right mix of serious and goofy. The novel is beautifully written and will appeal to many young readers. Bullying has been a problem for a very long time and it continues to grow. This book sheds light on what life is like in middle school while not getting too dark. It helps give hope to the hopelessness one can feel when trying to survive the crazy journey of making it through middle school.

Highly recommended to all readers. This book will not disappoint.
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