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3.87  ·  Rating details ·  1,633 ratings  ·  360 reviews
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 u
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 5th 2017 by Disney Book Group
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Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing

LOVED THIS. So so cute and meaningful.
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I was honestly surprised to receive an ARC of this because Disney-Hyperion never approves me for anything.

But they did, so I was like, "Bleep yeah! Girl coders!" I took a coding class in high school. It was one of the most difficult classes I've ever taken, but it was also one of the most satisfying. Every time I figured out the code to make a program work, I felt so good. It was the ultimate mental rush, like forcing checkmate in a dif
Laurie –Read Between The Skylines–
At times, CodeGirls Camp could be an emotional roller coaster mixed with triumphant highs and intense lows.

3.5 stars

Allie spend her summer in CodeGirls Camp developing an app supposed to connect people and helping them to make new friend. She named it Click’d as the users would answer a bunch of questions about their tastes and then be matched to 10 persons based on the way they answered those questions. Click’d qualified Allie for an app youth competition called "Games for Good", which she
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I don't normally read MG, but I love all things Tamara, so it was a sure thing.

I loooooved Allie. She's so smart and so determined and has loads more ambition than I think I've ever had. I truly enjoyed her journey. Allie's friends are fun and add a great dynamic. I especially loved Ms. Slade and Allie's parents for being such positive and supportive adults.

Plot wise, it was a lot of fun. I'm completely intrigued by the idea of coding and I was blown away at what Allie and Nathan were doing. T
Kate Olson
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fast-paced and timely middle school story with a great technology premise.

Thanks to Disney Hyperion for the advance review copy of this title - all opinions are my own.

CLICK'D tells the story of a middle school coding superstar who develops an app at a summer coding camp and is surprised to have it become a smash hit when she debuts it at her school. Allie is a very relatable middle school character and this is written perfectly for the upper middle school crowd who live with their phones. T
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
CLICK'D is a delightful new middle grade novel about friendship, chasing your dreams, and following your heart.

The story is so much fun to read. I love the concept of empowering kids to use their coding skills to create incredible apps that help improve the world. This book really celebrates the fact that our youth not only cares about the issues facing the world they live in, but they also take action to improve it.

CLICK'D was a quick and refreshing read that I would recommend to readers of a
Thank you, Tamara Ireland Stone for creating an age-perfect read for middle grade kids that:
1) Includes a topic they can completely relate to, as opposed to “read this instead of playing that”
2) Shows them that it is possible to take a dream and make it a reality
3) Is written for and geared to younger readers with no “possibly inappropriate” scenes

CLICK’D is a tale of accomplishment, responsibility, insecurity and coming of age that is wrapped up in a charming tale filled with imagination and th
Gerardo Delgadillo
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC ebook from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 shining stars.

My experience in software made me curious about CLICK'D. Thing is, I've read a bunch of novels where the technical aspects and the programming fall into the magical-coding category. This is a tricky topic to write about--too much detail becomes tedious, while not enough detail is confusing or cheesy. I'm glad to say CLICK'D managed to be realistic without inundating us with geeky details. Very well h
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: best-of-2017
I liked Click'd! It's a straightforward MG story that tackles technology, coding, and friendship in a really readable, interesting way. ...more
Mar 10, 2018 rated it liked it
A really great read but it won't stick with me forever. ...more
Sep 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: eh, who-is-this-for
I'm honestly at a loss with this book. Tamara Ireland Stone knocked my socks off with "Every Last Word," a book that dealt with mental illness, suicide, and grief with such delicacy and heart so yeah the bar was high but I had no doubt Stone could meet it then zoom past it to new heights.

Sadly that hasn't happened with "Click'd" a very odd YA book that seems to have been intended for middleschoolers given the age of its characters but then makes the odd decision to have them all talk like 35 yea
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3.5 stars

“I received this e-ARC via NetGalley. A huge thank you to the publisher for accepting my request. All thoughts are my own.”

Click’d is a gripping middle grade book, focusing on friendship, success, hard work, responsibility and family ties. From the very beginning the reader is introduced to this whole other world: the world of coding. For me personally that was a totally foreign concept and gett
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
3.5 Stars
Twelve year old Allie Navarro has just returned to Mercer Middle School after spending the summer at Code Girls, creating useful applications to download. Allie has created a game called Click'd, the application matching teens with similar interests to potentially find new friends, awarding Allie with a place within the prestigious Games for Good competition. Allie refines the Click'd programming in preparation for the upcoming competition, competing against quiet achiever Nathan, an in
Completely Melanie
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
This was such a cute story and so much fun to read. I would definitely read the sequel. With the exception of the main characters being in 7th grade, this book could easily be YA.
Colleen Houck
I wish I had friends like these kids in middle school. So smart. Love that they want to help others and are writing computer code. Also love the geek gamer conference and the lesson learned there.
Kirsti Call
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: publisher
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

What I liked: Tamara Ireland Stone writes beautifully. Her book, EVERY LAST WORD is one of my favorites of all time. So I was thrilled to receive a copy of her middle grade debut. The book is fast paced, engaging and heart-warming. Tamara manages to combine the angst and insecurities of middle school with hope. The characters in this book are engaging and relatable. The premise of a girl whose ap goes viral is in
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-con-2017
Click'd is a ridiculously sweet story. It follows a preteen girl who created her own app to help people find friends in close physical proximity. When a glitch in her system causes some hurt feelings and she tries to make it better, things only snowball.

I loved the friendships Allie had. They felt true to life in a way that many other novels don't--often they feel too pretty or too dramatic. Either there is no conflict at all between friends or the conflict is seemingly insurmountable. When All
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Click'd was an interesting middle grade novel about coding and friendship. Allie makes several bad decisions, but redeems herself in the end. Her interactions with her classmates felt sincere, and I was glad that the author allowed her to learn from her mistakes without reward. I have read other books by Tamara Ireland Stone that I liked better, but it was a fun quick read. (3.5 stars) ...more
3.75/5 stars

It's a good middle grade book. :) I found it kind of boring at first but it turned out to be quite nice afterwards.
Snazzy Reads
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tried to read this once before, and it didn't really hold my attention. Tried it again today, and I really liked it. ...more
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
Somehow I read this in less than two hours.
Tabitha Kelly
This was a cute/quick middle grade read. It teaches a good lesson about friendships, competition, and persevering when something you're working on is failing/not coming out as expected. ...more
Samantha (WLABB)
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, mg, contemporary
This was a cute tale, which combined fun, friendship, and those mistakes that one is bound to make when growing up.

Allie was so proud of the app she created during her summer with the CodeGirls, and was excited to share it with her three best friends in the week leading up to the Games for Good competition. She sort of got caught up in the zeal surrounding her app, that when some issues arose with the code, she decides to NOT seek the advice of her mentor and to take care of it herself, and soo
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to NetGalley for an advanced reader copy of this book - all opinions are my own.

This is the first book I've read with coding as a main theme, and I was so impressed for several reasons. First, this book felt so fresh, as coding is timely topic, but there hasn't been a lot written about it in middle grade fiction with female protagonists. Second, the characters in this book are real, using language and acting the way young teen girls do, and it felt very much at its audience's level. Th
Michelle Stimpson
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The author described this book in three words: coding, friends, failure.

We don't talk enough about failure with kids. Failure is important. Failure is how we learn and grow.

I have a Girl Scout troop of Cadettes (middle school age) and they all plan to work toward their Silver Awards - an award that requires a large project that attempts to solve a problem in the community. I want my girls to expect to fail at their projects. If they're prepared to fail, they'll be more likely to pick themselves
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: village-6-2017
Instead of soccer camp, Allie Navarro went to coding camp, where she built an app called click’d. Click’d is a social app where you answer quiz questions and then receive a leaderboard with those who answered the questions the same way. The people on your leaderboard remain a mystery until your phone is near somebody on your leaderboard, and then that person is revealed through hints from their instagram feeds, kind of like a mashup of geocaching and OKCupid.

For Allie, the point of the app is t
Dec 23, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned
I think the book is aimed at a slightly older girl than my daughter. The "Monday" section wasn't bad, but she didn't like how bad things got by early Wednesday. She was so upset, we decided to stop reading it. ...more
Shannon McNeice
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Liked this book very much! Realistic look at coding and kids in a way that made it seem accessible, not magical. Can't wait to incorporate ideas at end into my library Makerspace! ...more
Ms. Yingling
ARC from Young Adult Books Central

Allie has an amazing time in the CodeGirls Summer camp and is really excited about the app she has created, Click'd. It is designed to help kids make friends by having them answer a questionnaire and matches them accordingly. Then, when their phone is near the other person's phone, there are a series of prompts that connect the two. Allie decides to launch it during the first week of school, right before her dedicated coding teacher, Ms. Slade, has entered her i
Based off the premise alone, this book was very close to home for me, so from day one, I knew I had to read it and that I would be pretty critical of it, especially in terms of accuracy. Despite that, Click'd ended up both surprising and impressing me. I didn't know that Stone had it in her, but I respected her other novels and now I respect this one.

Click'd is about a promising young female coder who has to go through the growing pains of the development cycle, from the crushing lows of not kno
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TAMARA IRELAND STONE spent nearly two decades in the technology industry before she began writing middle grade and young adult fiction. She feels lucky to say she's had two careers she's loved.

Her New York Times bestseller, EVERY LAST WORD, won the Cybils Young Adult Fiction Award, the Georgia Peach Book Award, and was a YALSA Teens' Top Ten pick; LITTLE DO WE KNOW won the NCIBA Golden Poppy Award

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“Ms. Navarro,” Mr. Mohr said, and Allie stopped and turned to look at him. “Can I ask you one more thing?”


“Why didn’t you just shut your game down when you first realized something was wrong?”

It was a good question. She started to give him all the reasons she’d been telling herself all week. That people were having fun. That she needed big numbers for Saturday. That she needed good stories to prove that Click’d was doing good in the world. But as all those answers passed through in her mind, she knew that none of them had anything to do with the real reason she didn’t shut it down.

She locked her eyes on Mr. Mohr and told him the truth. “Everyone knew who I was.”
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