Review: 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?

Click’d is a middle grade novel about friendship and never giving up toward your goals.

This was a fun book to read.  I loved the concept of having not just kids/preteens coding to help the word, but focusing on a girl coder.  Allie comes up with a game to help people make friends with similar interests and will be presenting her game in a contest.  When she releases the game school-wide, an issue comes up and Allie realizes that there is a problem with her code.  She has to work with her nemesis, Nathan, to figure it out and fix her game before the contest that weekend.

I read this book in a day, and though it seemed a little slow at first, it picked up and I enjoyed the story very much.

This is a book I’d recommend for the middle-grade age group as well as anyone who enjoys this genre.  I think the important thing to remember if you are reading this as a high-schooler or adult is that it is intended for those in middle grades.

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