Bound To Stay Bound

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 Miss communication. #2 (Babymouse. Tales from the locker)
 Author: Holm, Jennifer L.

 Publisher:  Random House (2018)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 191 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 460050 ISBN: 9780399554414
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Social media -- Fiction
 Cell phones -- Fiction
 Popularity -- Fiction
 Middle schools -- Fiction
 School stories
 Mice -- Fiction
 Animals -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $18.66

Summary:
After finally getting a cell phone, Babymouse tries to increase her popularity in middle school by becoming the queen of social media.

 Illustrator: Holm, Matthew
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 4.10
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 198335

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (+) (05/01/18)
   Booklist (05/15/18)
 The Hornbook (00/09/18)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 05/15/2018 Not really a cautionary tale but agenda-driven nonetheless, this second episode in Babymouse’s rocky middle-school experience (Lights, Camera, Middle School!, 2017) shoots her up a steep learning curve when she finally gets the cell phone she craves. In a series of mortifying tutorials, presented in a mix of narrative and punchline-laced cartoon drawings, she gets schooled on the actual costs of “free” phones, the addictive nature of social apps, the special language of texting, the predictable results of letting her brother post private videos, the hazards of using voice-to-text software to write a Shakespeare report (“A Misnomer Right’s Team, Bye Babymoose”), and the results of following GPS travel directions. Having Babymouse, in her thirst for notice, stalkerishly photobomb the selfies of snotty A-lister Felicia Furrypaws and her sycophants seems a bit tone deaf, as otherwise the Holms steer clear of depicting less safe or savory cyber practices. But even if it’s hard to tell how much Babymouse learns from her mishaps, readers—once they finish ROFL—will be left with plenty of food for thought. SRSLY. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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