TechCrunch: Please let The Friendship Code and its tech-savvy girls be the new Baby-Sitters Club
Okay, full disclosure, I never read any Baby-Sitters Club book. But you know what I’m talking about, right? We all had some endless series we read where a few kids just like us navigated the vicissitudes of life, teaching us lessons along the way. I’m hoping that The Friendship Code, which aims to do that — but with tech and coding woven in — will become that series for at least a few kids.
The young-adult novel, first in a planned series of who knows how many, takes place in the real world, where phones, coding, apps and all that are just a part of how things are. The protagonist, Lucy, is a math whiz who wants to learn how to code, but finds that neither it nor the people she learns alongside are quite what she expected.