Published by Razorbill on June 11, 2019
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.
I LOVED THIS BOOK! I could not code my way out of a paper bag but I have the utmost respect for people that can. I especially mean this in relation to my fellow females! Tech has long been dominated by the males of the world and it is so important to showcase in as much media as possible that times are changing for the better. Especially when it comes to young adult fiction. Young adulthood is a time in our lives where we are becoming the people we dream to be and it is important to see people that are strong, driven and smart so that we know we can be too!
This novel does just that. These 3 young ladies are from three very different walks of life and could not be more different. But they learn over the course of this novel that those differences and the strengths they make together are what matters. Valley Start is a big honor but also a big responsibility that has been put upon their shoulders but I believe together that you will enjoy their journey just as much as I did. I am giving this novel my very rare 5 out of 5 stars because it is just that good!