Monday, July 12, 2021

Alicia Connected: The Big Gift by Derek Fisher - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Join us for this tour from June 28 to July 16, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Alicia Connected: The Big Gift by Derek Fisher
CategoryMiddle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  86 pages
Genre:  Middle Grade Fiction
PublisherSecurely Built
Release date:   May 2020
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

Alicia has finally entered a new world of technology when her parents give her a tablet for her birthday. She has watched and listened to her friends who have already been enjoying the games and apps in a connected world that Alicia has yet to experience. Until now. But using technology can bring a set of challenges that are new to both Alicia and her parents. Understanding the different apps and games and how to use them properly can be tricky. Will Alicia know how to use it in a way that is fun and allows her to connect with her friends while being safe and secure? Both her and her parents will face the excitement and challenges together as she jumps headfirst into using her new tablet.

Buy the Book:
Amazon ~ B&N ~ IndieBound
Author Website

My Review
Alicia Connected: The Big Gift is
 a delightful middle-grade novel that will appeal to readers of all ages, even though it's aimed more for kids ages 8-13.
It's a story about a little girl named Alicia. Alicia's birthday is coming up, and her biggest hope is to receive a tablet as her gift. All of her friends seem to have tablets, so Alicia wants to join the club. 
When she does get a tablet, her friends each convince her to add an app so she can be just like them. There's TullyTown, which her friend Ben plays; VideoMe, which her friend Cathy uploads videos to; and SocialBee, which her friend Megan is on (with 500 friends!)
But with this new technology, Alicia must learn that there are some big responsibilities that come along with being online. Her parents explain what she should and shouldn't do, but what happens when one of Alicia's friends breaks a rule and gets into trouble?
This is a wonderful, easy to read story. It's quick yet engaging, and young readers will enjoy this one. It's also a good way for parents to open up a discussion about safety and privacy on the internet. 
I would definitely recommend this book to all readers.
4 stars!

Meet the Author:

Derek Fisher has spent decades in the computer engineering field with the last decade in cybersecurity as a leader, speaker, and instructor. His passion has been to take complex security topics and make them simple and easy to understand. He holds several security certifications and teaches cybersecurity at Temple University where he is also an external advisory board member to the cybersecurity program.

connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ goodreads

Tour Schedule:

June 28 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 28 - Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
June 29 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
June 30 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 1 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
July 2 – The Bespectacled Mother – book review
July 6 - Lisa's Reading – book review / giveaway
July 7 – icefairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
July 8 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 9 – Reading is My Passion – book review
July 12 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
July 13 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 13 - @twilight_reader – book review
July 14 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
July 14 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
July 15 – Sandra's Book Club – book review / giveaway
July 16 – Kam's Place – book review

Enter the Giveaway:


ALICIA CONNECTED: The Big Gift Book Tour Giveaway



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