Monday, November 29, 2021

Alicia Connected: Tricked with Treats Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway

Keeping kids safe online is a pretty big job these days!  Finding books from middle school readers that offer some online safety tips help parents cover some of the internet safety bases.  I read and reviewed the first book from The Alicia Connected series by Derek Fisher.  Today, I am sharing my thoughts on the second book, Alicia Connected:  Tricked with Treats.  Check out the book, learn about the author, read my review & be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Book Title:  Alicia Connected: Tricked with Treats by Derek Fisher
Category:  Middle Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12), 86 pages
Genre:  Middle School Fiction
Publisher:  Securely Built
Release date:   July 2021
Content Rating:  G.  Suitable for everyone.

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About the Book

Halloween is here, and it is Alicia’s favorite time of year. What's not to like about dressing up in a costume and getting free candy? But there is something even more exciting happening this year. For the first time, Alicia and her friends are throwing a virtual party in TullyTown!

Putting together a party in TullyTown isn't easy, and Alicia and her friends want to do the best they can to make sure it is enjoyed by plenty of avatars in TullyTown. For one of Alicia's friends, getting ready to throw a TullyTown party leads to looking for easy treats. But what if it's a trick?

Alicia has been using her tablet for a while and is getting more used to how to use the technology. However, there is always something new for her and her friends to learn.


My Review

Great Lessons for Children. The characters and storyline are perfectly designed for younger middle school readers. As the author teaches readers about online safety topics such as creating safe passwords, protecting personal information, and bullying, he creates a group of good, supportive friends and parents. The book delivers essential lessons in a fun, informative way that illustrates some points parents may need to reinforce!


Great Story with a Positive Ending. The author brings together a group of kids with slightly different family rules and expectations for online activities. The characters make some mistakes online--and in real life--but through guidance and support of the other characters--there are always lessons learned in healthy, positive ways. 


Would I Recommend Alicia Connected: Tricked with Treats? I think I liked this book even better than the first. It felt a little more realistic as the children learned to manage online presences better--and navigated some missteps. I love this series for older elementary-aged students learning to handle some online independence safely. My daughters enjoyed reading books like this together--and that offers a perfect opportunity to discuss the skills and dilemmas presented by the book.


Buy the Book

Barnes & Noble ~ IndieBound



Meet the Author

Derek Fisher is an award-winning author who has spent decades in the computer engineering field, with the last 10 years 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. Alicia Connected: Tricked With Treats is the second book in the Alicia Connected series, and won a 2021 Family Choice Award. The first book, Alicia Connected: The Big Gift, was a second-place recipient of the prestigious Purple Dragonfly Award in the STEM category.

Connect with the Author:  Author's Website ~ Facebook ~Instagram

Enter the Giveaway

 ALICIA CONNECTED: Tricked with Treats Tour Giveaway


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the review. I'm happy to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed it!