The Golden Compass meets the digital age! When a coding star enters an elite technology academy, she discovers a world of competition, intrigue, and family secrets—plus a robotic companion that isn't what it seems. 352-page paperback. Jinxed is the perfect… • middle grade book for girls who are passionate about coding • summer reading chapter book for kids 9-12 • science fiction book for kids 9-12 • engineer academy book • robot book for kids "With a sharp eye toward the rising awareness of device addiction and a keen sense of wonder, McCulloch's tale is a feast for the imagination that celebrates women in STEM fields." —Publisher's Weekly, STARRED review "I raced through this book…a little bit Golden Compass and all adventure."—Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author.