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After a cyber incident in a class, all electronics were banned at Branton Middle School. Sticky notes start to appear everywhere bringing another set of challenges. Eric, our narrator, and his “tribe” including the new girl, find  solutions to the challenges. Themes of anti-bullying, fitting in and friendship are appropriate for boys and girls. Loved it. -Sherry

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With multiple starred reviews, don't miss this humorous, poignant, and original contemporary story about bullying, broken friendships, social media, and the failures of communication between kids. From John David Anderson, author of the acclaimed Ms. Bixby's Last Day.

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062338204
ISBN-10: 006233820X
Publisher: Walden Pond Press
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Pages: 384
Language: English

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