Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone
Age Range: 9 – 12 years | Grade Level: 3 – 7 | Hardcover: 304 pages | Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; hardcover edition (September 5, 2017)
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About the Book
Allie Navarro can’t wait to show her best friends the app she built at CodeGirls summer camp.
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?
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Miss K’s Review (9-year-old)
Click’d is about a girl named Allie and she makes a game called Click’d. It helps people make friends. She goes in a competition against her arch-enemy Nathan. His game is called Built and it helps build houses. Allie’s game starts going crazy and she has to keep working on it to try and fix it.
I like that Allie started to make friends with Nathan and helped him fix his game. I think Allie was smart and kind most of the time.
One of the things I liked about this book is that I like coding and Allie likes to code too. I think Allie had some good ideas but sometimes her ideas were bad. Like her ideas about her friends and Nathan.
I thought Allie’s app was pretty cool. If Click’d was real I would be able to play Click’d and maybe make a new friend. I’m pretty sure that some kids that are shy would like to play Click’d because then they’d be in touch with someone really popular at school. Anyone would love to play Click’d because then it would match you up with people you like. And the test at the beginning would be really fun. I like taking those tests because we could match up our answers and find new friends.
Kids that like stories about bad stuff that happens and they try to fix it, like Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Double Fudge by Judy Blume would like this book. Also, kids that like computers and stuff like code and maybe robotics would like Click’d.
Dena’s Review of Click’d
What a sweet book! I read it out loud to my older girls and they loved it. My oldest daughter has discovered a love of coding and Click’d was right up her alley.
I worried that the story would end with Allie deciding that her app was a bad idea and taking it down permanently. That’s not what happened, and I’m glad. I wanted my daughter to see app development cast in a positive light, which is exactly what I got. Even though Allie makes mistakes and her app isn’t perfect, she makes changes and learns along the way.
One of the things I loved about the story is the way Allie learns to ask for help. She tries to do things all on her own at first but eventually learns that she can’t take shortcuts and she can’t do everything by herself.
This is a great story about friendship, honesty, hard work, perseverance, and integrity. A wonderful read for kids ages 10-14 or in middle school.
Source: The publisher sent me a copy of this book.
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