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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Start-Up

The Start-Up
by Sadie Hayes

90 pages
Published October 17, 2011

Thanks to the publisher, Backlit Fiction, for providing this book to us!

When a college freshman's breakthrough software program catapults her into the limelight, she and her twin brother must navigate a treacherous world of money, power, and envy: Silicon Valley.

In a world of tweets, apps, and mobile games, The Start-Up is a fast-paced and exciting serial story with a new episode released each month.

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This novella is a quick, interesting read. I loved how Amelia created the program just for herself, with no intention of making money off it. I admit I was a little disappointed when she sold out, but at the same time, I liked that she only did it to allow her brother to have the opportunity to finish Stanford.

While this doesn't land a spot on my all-time favorites list, the cliffhanger at the end makes me want to read the next one!

3.5/5 stars

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