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StoryPick - Read with Quizzes

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Poorly written junk fiction full of ads and bad grammar.

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This collection of poorly written stories fails to deliver what it promises. Unfortunately, StoryPick - Read with Quizzes disappoints on both user experience and content quality. In terms of user experience, the app has a clean and colorful look, which makes it feel inviting. However, the promised "gorgeous" illustrations are few and far between and are standard, average-quality graphic design images. Similarly, with roughly two to three quizzes per story, the promised in-text quizzes are also scarce. When text loads after tapping, it's often too high up on the screen and you need to scroll down to be able read the top lines. And some basic app navigation controls are missing, such as being able to tap out of a story that you're in the middle of reading. Not to mention that the free version is riddled with ads. This all might be forgivable in an app with high-quality content. However, StoryPick - Read with Quizzes isn't that app. Though the topics are of high interest (zombies, haunted hotels, and so on), the quality of the writing is just terrible. Storylines don't make sense, story sections are used incorrectly (an epilogue at the beginning of the story?), and the stories are plagued by incorrect sentence structure and bad grammar. There are much better options for engaging kids with reading -- skip this one!

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