Disney-Hyperion sent me a copy to check out, and is partnering with me for a giveaway! Opinions expressed are my own.
New York Times best-selling author Tamara Ireland Stone combines friendship, coding, and lots of popcorn in her fun and empowering middle-grade debut title Click'd.
Allie Navarro can?t wait to show her best friends the app she built at CodeGirls summer camp. Click'd pairs users based on common interests and sends them on a fun (and occasionally rule-breaking) scavenger hunt to find each other. And it's a hit. By the second day of school, everyone is talking about Click'd.
Watching her app go viral is amazing. Leaderboards are filling up! Everyone's making new friends. And with all the data Allie is collecting, she has an even better shot at beating her archenemy, Nathan, at the upcoming youth coding competition. But when Allie discovers a glitch that threatens to expose everyone's secrets, she has to figure out how to make things right, even if that means sharing the computer lab with Nathan. Can Allie fix her app, stop it from doing any more damage, and win back the friends it hurt?all before she steps on stage to present Click'd to the judges?
Read an excerpt from Click?d here.
Tamara Ireland Stone is the author of Time and Time Again, a collection of her two novels Time Between Us and Time After Time, and the New York Times best seller Every Last Word. A Silicon Valley-native, she has worked in the technology industry all her life, first testing Atari game boards in her parents? garage, and later, co-founding a woman-owned marketing strategy firm where she worked with some of the world's largest software companies. She enjoys skiing, hiking,and spending time with her husband and two children. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Go Viral! In Click?d, Allie's app is a total hit! Get a solid grip on your phone while testing out all the hottest apps with this awesome giveaway!
One (1) winner receives:
- copy of Click?d
- and a branded popsocket with mount!
Since many girls drift away from STEM as they get older I make a point to keep STEM in my girls' lives. I do so with toys, books and apps that are geared towards STEM. I read Click'd with Big Sis who is about to turn 9. She loved hearing that girls could code their own apps...she thought that was something only adults could do. She enjoyed reading about Allie and her group of friends and Big Sis seemed surprised when she saw how technology can also hurt friends. The book has a cast of characters that Big Sis and myself instantly bonded with and we couldn't put this book down as we saw how Allie's app grew and how problems arose. An awesome book for middle grade readers and one that shows that girls can do computer related things like code too!
Giveaway Winner: laura b