Coding isn’t just for nerds anymore…
"I was hooked by the first page, and I didn't want to put the book down. The book was so good that I was sad to reach the end." Readers' Favorite 5-Star review
15-year-old Marty Gundy has a dream: He wants to become an internet ultra-billionaire. And when his latest killer app, the ‘Future Fixer’, actually shows him five seconds of his very near future, he knows his dream will come true! But that five seconds is just enough to get him into big trouble, and it soon puts him at the business end of the school bully’s fist! Will Marty’s killer app end up killing him?
If you like your Wimpy Kid and Zac Power books with a twist of technology, you’ll love The F.L.U.B. Club! From the writer of My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent, this middle grade chapter book takes kids’ Silicon Valley dreams and gives them a magical twist. It’s a suspenseful ride for children, tweens and teens! This high school story is the first in a series, so if you like it, there's more to come!
(Don't forget to look for the surprise after Chapter 1!)
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About the Author
Richard Clark has written eight middle grade chapter books, one of which, My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent, is currently for sale at all Chapters/Indigo/Coles bookstores (and online) in Canada, published by Indigo Press. Prior to that, it was on the Amazon and iBooks free kids books best-seller lists as an ebook for over three years with over 100,000 downloads and over 50,000 reads on wattpad.com. (Due to the print publication, it has been removed as a free ebook from all retailers, but it is still available on wattpad.com.) Richard has worked extensively as a screenwriter and story editor, both in Toronto and Los Angeles. A graduate of UCLA and AFI, his credits include writing or story-editing over 150 produced TV scripts for shows broadcast on the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, BBC, Netflix, CBC, CTV and many other domestic and foreign networks. He’s also developed shows for many production companies, written four TV movies for Showtime Networks, optioned several feature screenplays in Los Angeles, and worked as a director and editor. In 2010 he was nominated for both a Gemini Award (Canadian Emmy) and a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award, and in 2012 another WGC award. In addition, Richard has taught screenwriting at Humber College and Sheridan College in Toronto, and he wrote Scratch & Sniff, an interactive book app for kids. Richard lives just outside of Toronto with his wife and their 12-year-old twins… and he’s lived to tell the tale. Rich Murray, illustrator for My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent, has over 25 years’ experience in digital illustration, animation and game design under the monicker RichToons. His credits include animated videos for numerous clients, illustrations for over a dozen kids books available on the Energizer - The Power of Reading website, and he designed, illustrated and animated all elements of the Monkey Doo game app available for smart phones and tablets. He also illustrated the Scratch & Sniff interactive book app for kids, and he’s most recently become the official animator of the Humble & Fred Radio Show.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Kristen Van Kampen for Readers' Favorite The F.L.U.B. Club: How the 'Future Fixer' Fixed My Future and Flubbed It Up Again by Richard Clark is an intriguing story that follows a boy named Marty. Marty and his friends created a club that Marty called the F.L.U.B. club, one that deals with coding, however people thought it was flub club, and the nickname stuck. Marty comes up with an idea for an app that could tell you your mood. He stays up all night making it, and in the morning, he and his friends test the app. The app seems to work, but then it went to static. Then suddenly a five-second clip shows through the static. They learn that the app shows the future. But is the five-second clip always accurate? I really enjoyed reading The F.L.U.B. Club by Richard Clark. The book has many funny parts that made me laugh out loud. I liked how the book is written from Marty's point of view, because his point of view is really funny. The book is very modern, because it involves apps and coding. The characters are all very likeable, because they are smart and kind. I was hooked by the first page, and I didn't want to put the book down. The book was so good that I was sad to reach the end. The book is really fun to read, because it has comedy, action, and suspense. It's a real page-turner and will leave the reader wanting to know more. The book is very well written and descriptive, interesting and exciting. I would recommend this book to young and young adult readers.