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The New Girl Code Tumi Letsatsi is ayear old melanin kween living in Rondebosch, Cape Town Her favourite colour is yellow, she s still trying to figure out how not to dent her afro on the bus, and how one goes about ahem french kissing She s a little awkward and a lot uncertain about her future, friendships and how to put together a cool outfit But then she stumbles across the magic of coding and creates an app called Project Prep that goes viral and rockets her and her friends to fame Then everything starts to fall apart, as she deals with a catfish who befriends her and steals her code, nasty rumours at school and the newfound attention of a crushThe New Girl Code by Niki Smit, locally edited by Buhle Ngaba is about the wonders of working in tech, aimed at girls and young women aged The project is an initiative of Inspiring Fifty and based on an idea by Janneke Niessen I received a copy of this book for free for promotional purposes.This was such an inspiring read for young girls and teens Story time When I was in college, I wanted to major in computer science so I took a programming class I ended up failing it the class was A B C no credit so it didn t hurt my GPA I just couldn t understand how any of what we were learning was going to translate into anything So I gave up on it and now I m in law school Reading this book has helped clarify everything I didn t understand back in college This book does a great job walking through how apps are made and also the basics of how coding works The book is written in a diary style way with cute illustrations sprinkled throughout If you think the cover is adorable, that s exactly the style of illustrations that are in the book Added bonus there are also some cute laptop stickers included The plot is pretty simple, but it worked well for what it was trying to accomplish As previously mentioned, it walks the reader through how an app becomes an app in a very easy to follow manner But it also highlights the importance of female friendship and the dangers of social media and the internet I also liked that the books touches a little upon IP law particularly copyright As a law student, I love IP law I think it s so fascinating and important to know Overall, this book would make the perfect gift for a girl who is interested in coding If you want to learn about coding and the story behind this book, visit First, let me say just because I didn t like this book doesn t mean that you won t like it Also, I have nothing against the author I was sent a copy of this book and in exchange for an honest review and promotion All opinions are my own.This book was made so cute, the little illustrations throughout the book were adorable Unfortunately, that was one of the few things I liked about this book Don t get me wrong I think this book was not a bad book, it was just not for me I am not the target demographic for this book This book is about Charlie who is fifteen years old Soph, she feels left out and acquired a lot But then she discovered the idea to create an app because of her love of coding Even though this is about a girl who is fifteen which is my age right now, I do not feel like the character was my age, she seemed much younger in my opinion and I don t think that it should be targeted to people my age or higher I feel like this book would have been a little if she was in middle school or just starting high school And it should be targeted to mostly just middle schoolers Unfortunately, I felt like this book was someone older trying to understand how teenagers think I am a teenager and I just feel like this was all just based on cliches and stereotypes But I do think others will enjoy this even though I didn t if you re into STEM and coding and maybe about to go into high school I feel like this would be a great book for you. I was sent a copy of The New Girl Code in exchange for an honest review and promotion All opinions are my own.As the wife of a tech entrepreneur and business owner, I am a big supporter of girls and women in STEM tech especially So I jumped at the chance to support this book.The story is told perfectly teenagery The angst, the self doubt, the friendships, the ups, the downs I truly did have the knot in the pit of my stomach going through this little roller coaster of teenage emotions The author did not try to age up the main characters, but at the same time some of the references don t match up with that of a 15 year old today The most obvious being the use of Facebook High schoolers have not used Facebook for any form of communication for quite awhile.The overall story is really a great one While it does oversimplify the process involved, it does a good job showing a few important things One, that girls don t have to fit in to some arbitrary social mold Two, that girls in tech are CRUCIAL, but still sorely underrepresented And three, that YES, YOU CAN teach yourself to code I also loved how the story brought in other great female mentors for the MC.If you have any young girls in your life that have shown an interest in STEM related activities, please PLEASE continue to encourage them to pursue those interests And getting them this book and its resources both in the book and at www.thenewgirlcode.com is an excellent way to do just that.

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