Keeping You Posted About Raging Readers
At the October meeting of Raging Readers (our teen book club), the group discussed Scythe by Neal Shusterman. Everybody loved it . . . and had A LOT to say. Then they chose a completely different kind of novel to discuss at the November meeting. I've read Posted. It's awesome. You'll want to read it. And then you'll want to exchange words about it. So click on the title to place your hold. Read it, then show up at the library on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Posted by John David Anderson"There was a war. This is where it ended.I can't tell you exactly when it changed, when it spiraled out of control like a kite twisting in the wind. When it stopped being something funny and clever and became something else. Maybe there was no single moment. Maybe underneath all the squares plastered on the walls and notebooks and windows there was the same message over and over. We just ignored it because it was easier to stomach that way.
I know what you are going to say: sticks, and stones, and broken bones. But words can kick you in the gut. They wriggle underneath your skin and start to itch. They set their hooks into you and pull. Words accumulate like a cancer, and then they eat away at you until there is nothing left. And once they are let loose there really is no taking them back."
The author's website has lots of great extras about the book. Take a look.