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Callum Manning was mocked by classmates after they discovered his reviews on Instagram.
“Can’t believe how awful kids are,” his sister tweeted on Saturday, screenshotting Callum’s account.
“My little brothers [sic] made an Instagram reviewing and talking about books and kids in his new school have seen it and have created a group chat calling him a creep slagging him off about it and added him to it so he could see.”
Can’t believe how awful kids are. My little brothers made an Instagram reviewing and talking about books and kids in his new school have seen it and have created a group chat calling him a creep slagging him off about it and added him to it so he could see 🥺 pic.twitter.com/wuuj2XlO34
— Ellis (@EllisLandreth1) February 29, 2020
Her tweet received some 170 000 likes, but that was only the tip of the iceberg from well-wishing netizens.
As internet justice would have it, the negativity hurled towards the boy blossomed into support.
At the time of writing, Callum’s account has accrued over 220 000 followers in less than a week.
His reviews are short and sweet, without fluff or purple prose. And he has some hot takes to boot.
His account continues to grow, and will hopefully inspire a generation to reacquaint themselves with the phenomenon of text on paper.
And who knows, maybe Callum’s recommendations will push you into sampling a book you’ve never tried before.
Feature image: screenshot, @cals_book_account via Instagram