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Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Inspiring true story of teen coders' video game success.

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Both aspiring coders and teens with non-tech dreams will be inspired by the smart, engaging, and funny story behind the creation of a most unlikely video game. As the story is told in alternating chapters by Andy and Sophie, readers can see how each of them grow not only as coders but as young women trying to forge their own identities. Sophie goes from not being able to speak up in class to giving speeches in front of large audiences -- and being really good at it. Andy goes from fearing what her parents will think of her decisions to embracing a future that's right for her.

For girls interested in a career in technology, Girl Code offers a realistic (but still encouraging) look at the challenges they could face in a field that's still male-dominated.

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