I received a copy of this book for free as part of an Instagram book tour (Storygram Tours) I did to promote the book.
I was really excited to read this book since it takes place in the Silicon Valley and that is where I was born and raised.
The book started off on the slow side and it felt a little superficial. It read like a typical YA novel with high school drama and it dragged in parts because of that. However, once the main conflict happened, the book matured and picked up the pace. The empowering message finally managed to shine through.
The book’s greatest strength is its messages about female empowerment, female friendship, women in STEM, sexism, and sexual harassment. The book touched upon and explored all of these topics in a meaningful way. I was happy to see that the book did not shy away from the realities of the (predominantly male) tech world.
On the other hand, the book’s greatest weakness were the characters. I didn’t particularly love any of them because I didn’t feel an emotional attachment towards them.
I typically don’t talk about book covers in reviews, but I have to mention this book’s because the girls on the cover actually depict the girls in the story. They are an exact match, right down to their necklaces. I love that attention to detail!
Overall, if you’re looking for an empowering YA read or are interested in the tech world, consider picking this one up!
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