The Friendship Code (Girls Who Code #1)
Loops, variables, input/output - Lucy can't wait to get started with the new coding club at school. Finally, an after school activity that she's really interested in. But Lucy's excitem ...more
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Sweet and definitely geared at upper-elementary rather than middle school due to the simplistic text, THE FRIENDSHIP CODE is obviously intended to be more than just a chapter book series. It is a "teaching" book disguised as a middle grade girly series, which is totally fine with me! The friendship angle is typical of this genre and the coding storyline is a great introduction to coding itself. With all that be ...more
This book was adorable. The girls in the story had to solve a bit of a mystery, and it reminded me of my Boxcar Children days. Even as an adult, The Friendship Code taught me the basics of computer coding and got me interested to learn more. I would definitely recommend this book to my middle grade students (the characters are in 6th and 7th grade) if they were looking for a happy contemporary story, or to start a new series.
I feel like I start about half my audiobook reviews with “I picked this up on a whim even though it’s not really my thing,” and I guess I’m going to keep doing that, because I picked The Friendship Code up on a whim even thought it’s not really my thing. It’s okay for the intended audience and its intended goal, but it’s less a novel than an educational tool. You know how there are novels that teach SAT words? This is kind of like that, only with coding.
The story’s rather silly, and the ...more
Lucy is a middle school student who is desperate to learn to code so that she can create an app that will help her sick uncle. She joins the school coding club, but is soon disappointed when after the first meeting members have not even touched a computer. Dissatisfied, Lucy complains to her parents and old brother, Alex, who advise patience. Dissatisfied once again ...more
I like that it includes friendships, girls, and family with an easy to follow plot (that could have actually been fleshed out a tad more to feel complete) and getting in to coding by learning just a few things that make readers empowered but not overwhelmed.
Who wouldn't want to create an app to help their uncle undergoing cancer treatment keep track ...more
Lucy is excited to join the coding club in 6th grade because her uncle has cancer, and she wants to make an app that will help him remember his medicine. She's not happy with the slow start the club has-- Mrs. Clark has them writing directions for how to make a peanut butter sandwich and doesn't even let them near the computer! When she gets a coded note late on, she strongly suspects her brother Alex is behind it, but follows the directions. She meets up w ...more
I. Love. This. Book. As Reshma Saujani, founder of the organization Girls Who Code, poignantly explains in the book's preface - there exists a need for stories such as this because "You can't be what you can't see." If children don't have access to stories of people who look like them doing things like joining a coding club or designing a computer game for our classmates to play, then we don't know that oppor ...more
This was an incredibly cute start to a new series. It's a story about a group of girls who join coding club. Their first meeting isn't quite what they were expecting and seems to be off to a slow start. However, all of that changes when cryptic messages start appearing taped to one of the girl's lockers. Who is leaving them and why is someone trying to help them learn all about coding ...more
Lucy is thrilled about the new after school coding club. But its moving too slow for her, after all the app she wants to create is sort of urgent, to help her uncle who has cancer. But when she starts getting anonymous notes in computer code, it leads her to new friends, and a fun journey to solve the puzzles.
This is a fanta ...more
Great for upper elementary students, this book is about a girl named Lucy who wants to learn to code an app her help her uncle with cancer remember to take his medications. She joins the coding club but is quickly disappointed but how long it will take her to learn to code. After complaining to family friends, Lucy finds a coded note on her locker that leads her and ...more
Realistic fiction. 6th grader Lucy can't wait to start coding now that she's in coding club. But at the first meeting nothing seems to go right, she's not happy with the group she's put in and they do an off-screen activity instead of using the computers! When mysterious notes, that look like code, appear at her locker, Lucy and her group work together to solve the mystery.
Great story plus a nice introduction to some coding concepts. Includes a diverse cast of characters. I would re ...more
The Friendship Code is the first in the Girls Who Code middle grade series. Lucy is beyond excited because, now that she is in 6th grade, she can finally join the after-school coding club. Lucy is eager to design her very own app and is thoroughly disappointed when the class is moving too slow for her ambition. When she starts receiving letters from a mystery sender, she’s sure someone is helping speed up th ...more
I like that it started with coding basics. The dynamics between the siblings and the new friends was fun. I guessed kind of early who was sending the coding mystery notes but don't think kids will (and it was still fun). Nice to see a diverse group of girls sh ...more
This book works but not because it is a book about coding. Rather, it is a book about friendship and teamwork with a mystery that drives the plot that has a little bit of coding which frames the story.
I'm excited to give this to parents and children who are interested in stories about middle-school that are smart and well executed.