Click’d – Tamara Ireland Stone

33785212Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: HBG Canada
Publication Date: September 7th, 2017
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Point of View: 3rd Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 9+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: Middle grade, Contemporary, Friendship


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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? Continue reading

Please Ignore Vera Dietz – A.S. King

6665671Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: October 12th, 2010
Publisher: Knopf BFYR
Point of View: 1st Person & Alternative
Recommended Age: 13+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: YA, Contemporary, Death


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Vera’s spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn. And over the years she’s kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her. Even after he ruined everything.

So when Charlie dies in dark circumstances, Vera knows a lot more than anyone—the kids at school, his family, even the police. But will she emerge to clear his name? Does she even want to? Continue reading