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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.

Hardcover, 384 pages
Published on May 2, 2017 by Walden Pond Press
ISBN-10: 006233820X
ISBN-13: 9780062338204
4 Book Reviews
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  • bsc
    bscTuesday, May 26, 2020 at 9:44 am11 star
    I did not like this book at all! I had read Ms. Bixby's Last day, another book by this author and loved it. It is about a kid, Eric who is dealing with a no phone policy, friends, and girls. It was not very put together, and was a disappointment. I would tell readers to NOT read this book.
    • makeheaven
      makeheavenTuesday, September 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm55 stars
      I like and would recommend it to anyone
      • lilpump3000000
        lilpump3000000Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:55 am
        It's a good book
        • kawiiqueen1
          kawiiqueen1Friday, February 9, 2018 at 4:57 pm55 stars
          This book is amazing! And I'm not just talking about the cover! I would totally recomend this to anyone who likes to read relistic fiction!