Kid Whose Crack Is Always Showing.
Kid with the Giant Schnoz.
Kid Who Always Gets Picked Last.
Kid Who Blew Chunks Onstage. (39)
Those are just some of the descriptions that haunt kids in middle school according to the narrator of John David Anderson's Posted, a kid given the nickname, Frost. Bullying on social media clogs the news, and words can hurt regardless of where they are delivered. At Branton Middle School, cell phones are banned when teachers become fed up with their relentless use. That restriction does little to stop the students' cruelty; however, Frost and his friends discover a new way to "post" information for their community to see.
He and his friends decide to begin to leave each other sticky notes on each other's lockers and when the fad catches on, the messages begin to go from kind to cruel. At the same time, a new girl, Rose, invades the lunch table where DeeDee, Bench, Wolf, and Frost hang together, and their band of brothers starts to fracture amidst the chaos. A story of male friendship, failure, and a war of words, this novel by the author of Ms. Bixby's Last Day explores the realities of contemporary youth.
ANDERSON, JOHN DAVID. POSTED. WALDEN POND PR, 2018.