Empowerment is the predominating theme which Lori Goldstein conveys throughout Screen Queens.
Screen Queens is an upbeat read that defines a summer read. It was great to see young women like Maddie Li, Lucy Katz, and Delia Meyer band together and take part in a technological dialogue that is generally dominated by males. With contemporary dialogue and quirky, unique characters, Screen Queens fits perfectly in the young adult genre with three female protagonists that overcome great degrees of obstacles that upheave elements of a patriarchal system. Full of technological references and girl power, this book will appeal to fans of To All The Boys I've Loved Before, On the Basis of Sex, and Girl Boss.
"The less someone expects of you, the more you can impress them."
"You're a true unicorn..."
"Are we seriously debating the anatomical correctness of a magical creature that doesn't exist?"
"Family wasn't just the one you were born to. It was the one you made for yourself. And remake."
"...that's how they were all related. The women that came before, the women of now, and the ones to come. All empowered for the future they'd create."
ABOUT THE BOOK
by Lori Goldstein
Publisher: Razorbill Release Date: June 11th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
The Bold Type meets The Social Network when three girls vying for prestigious summer internships through a startup incubator program uncover the truth about what it means to succeed in the male-dominated world of tech.
This summer Silicon Valley is a girls' club.
Three thousand applicants. An acceptance rate of two percent. A dream internship for the winning team. ValleyStart is the most prestigious high school tech incubator competition in the country. Lucy Katz, Maddie Li, and Delia Meyer have secured their spots. And they've come to win.
Meet the Screen Queens.
Lucy Katz was born and raised in Palo Alto, so tech, well, it runs in her blood. A social butterfly and CEO in-the-making, Lucy is ready to win and party.
East Coast designer, Maddie Li left her home and small business behind for a summer at ValleyStart. Maddie thinks she's only there to bolster her graphic design portfolio, not to make friends.
Delia Meyer taught herself how to code on a hand-me-down computer in her tiny Midwestern town. Now, it's time for the big leagues--ValleyStart--but super shy Delia isn't sure if she can hack it (pun intended).
When the competition kicks off, Lucy, Maddie, and Delia realize just how challenging the next five weeks will be. As if there wasn't enough pressure already, the girls learn that they would be the only all-female team to win ever. Add in one first love, a two-faced mentor, and an ex-boyfriend turned nemesis and things get...complicated.
Filled with humor, heart, and a whole lot of girl power, Screen Queens is perfect for fans of Morgan Matson, Jenny Han, and The Bold Type.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author of Screen Queens, coming from Razorbill, June 11, 2019, and available for
preorder now (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and IndieBound) about three teen girls who attend a startup incubator in Silicon Valley and learn what it means to compete in the male-dominated world of tech.
My Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy series Becoming Jinn and Circle of Jinn is a modern spin on the traditional tale of wish-granting genies (Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan).
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