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Paths & Portals: Secret Coders, Book 2

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Programs and plot get more complex in clever installment.

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Learning to code can be a daunting task, but this clever graphic novel makes it look, if not simple, at least understandable. Paths & Portals gives author Gene Luen Yang the opportunity to develop the characters a bit and show how learning to code can be useful. Mike Holmes' artwork is clear and expressive, suitable for action scenes and more contemplative moments.

As the second book in a series, Paths & Portals sometimes feels stuck in one place, but there's enough new material here to propel eager readers to the final volume.

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