Friday, June 30, 2017

Secrets & Sequences (Secret Coders #3) by Gene Luen Yang -ADVISABLE

Yang, Gene Luen Yang Secrets & Sequences (Secret Coders #3) 103 pages. First Second, 2017. $18.99. Language: G ( 0 swears) ; Mature Content: G; Violence: G. GRAPHIC NOVEL
In this third installment of the series, readers find Hopper and her friends facing off with a criminal mastermind. They must use their coding skills, teamwork, and a little help from some frenemies if they are to save their beloved teacher and stop a mad man. Features green and black illustrations. Reader can participate in the adventure as each coding challenge the characters face is also a challenge for the reader, new coding techniques being introduced and added. 
The coding in the book has gone beyond my skill level. The students who like graphic novels love the first book, but lose interest as the skills required to meet the challenges have gotten harder. That being said, I have had a few die hard fans who have loved this series and it always gains popularity during December, after our school participates in The Hour of Code. But it would be a great fit for Middle School, and could even be used for an (the funnest ever) assignment for a computer class/coding class. 
EL, MS –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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