Walking Book Club
- Library Cafe
About the Book
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.
About the Club
Facilitated by Youth Services Librarian, Sarah Kostin, the Walking Book Club meets in the library cafe and walks to a surprise location. Boys and girls ages 9 and up are welcome to attend and parents are encouraged to read and participate too. Register at the childrens' desk or online. Ten copies of the book are available at childrens' desk. Feel free to bring a snack to share with the group.