The Computer Nut

The Computer Nut Ten year old Kate begins a communication exchange on a computer with someone purporting to be from outer space who says he is going to pay a visit to Earth soon

  • Title: The Computer Nut
  • Author: Betsy Byars
  • ISBN: 9780140320862
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ten year old Kate begins a communication exchange on a computer with someone purporting to be from outer space, who says he is going to pay a visit to Earth soon.

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    1. Betsy Byars

      Betsy Byars has written over sixty books for young people Her first published in 1962 and since then she has published regularly Her books have been translated into nineteen languages and she gets thousands of letters from readers in the United States and from all over the world.She has won many awards Among them are the Newbery Medal in 1971 for her novel The Summer of the Swans, the American Book Award in 1981 for The Night Swimmers, The Edgar for the best mystery for young people in 1992 for WantedMud Blossom and the Regina Medal by the Catholic Library Association for the body of her work She especially values her many state awards which were voted on by the readers of the state.Betsy attended public schools in North Carolina and graduated from Queens College in Charlotte, NC with a major in English She began her writing career five years after her graduation by publishing short magazine articles As she began to read to her children, her interest in writing for young people began.Our Home Betsy lives with her husband Ed on an air strip in South Carolina They are both pilots, and the bottom floor of their house is a hangar so they can taxi out and take off, almost from their front yard The top floor of the house Betsy s studio


    1. Review from when I was a children's librarian. Kate, a lover of computers, received a strange message from a secret admirer. Convinced it is an alien but hoping for her crush Willie Lomax, she enlists the help of her best friend. She concocts a scheme which backfires and she almost makes an enemy of Willie. This is not Byar's best but it will probably keep kids reading. On the positive side, the computer nut/main character is a female.

    2. This is one of the most sweetly and uniquely endearing books that I have read in quite some time. I don't know how Betsy Byars conjured this wonderfully imaginative story into existence, but I am so very glad that she did, as I enjoyed it very much all the way through. Surprisingly humorous and also surprisingly touching, I feel that The Computer Nut succeeds in exceptional measure, adding a charming dimension to the list of books that have been authored by the one and only Betsy Byars. The Comp [...]

    3. I was disappointed in the lack of plot. The idea of meeting an alien on a computer was great but the dialog between the kids and the "alien" left a lot to be desired. This was published in 1984, before meeting people online became normal. Of course, even today it would be odd to hear someone claim to be an alien! This book had so much potential and I feel sad that it wasn't better.Note: Two girls in the book were talking about Klinger from MASH. I thought it was cool that it was written during a [...]

    4. Well, this was an okay book.Reallyan easy read, I read it in about an hour. It's probably a fifth-grade level :P or lower, ha ha. This seems more fitting for an episode than a book, you know what I mean? I didn't really think it was fitting enough for a book, maybe something more like, a Wizards of Waverly Place episode or something, ha ha.

    5. Corny, but entertaining. This book was a classic. A girl, finishing up homework on a business computer gets contacted by an extraterrestrial life form who suggests that he is visiting earth soon. They keep in communication throughout the whole book. Whether the alien is real or just a prank is really up to the reader to decide.

    6. Betsy Byars was one of my favorite authors as a child. I remember reading and loving every one of her books I could find. This one turned up recently when I was cleaning, and was not one I remembered, but was lots of fun to read, even as an adult.

    7. it was a great book!and very interesting!i just picked it up and didnt even read the backi didnt no wat would happen!it was really good its my favorite

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