- A Girl Named Digit by Annabelle Monaghan (YA)
192 p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, June 5, 2012. 978-0-547-66852-9. (Arc provided by the publisher and entitled, DIgit: She's Got Your Number.)
Seventeen-year-old Farrah Higgins is an MIT bound math genius who used to go by the moniker, Digit in her middle school. When she moved to southern California before her freshman year, she ditches her nerd persona and joins the popular set. One day, when watching a mindless reality show with her friends, Digit notices a bunch of numbers scroll across the screen. Ever the math geek, she assumes it's a code and figures it out. Days later, when a terrorist bomb goes off, Digit makes the connection. But when she tries to bring her hypothesis to the FBI, she and her father are brushed off, albeit by a handsome, young agent.
Stupidly, Digit tries to confront the station manager only to realize that she's jumped into the deep end of the pool. A nail-biting car chase later, Digit manages to get herself arrested by the FBI and finally gets taken seriously. Only now, her life is in danger, so she's in protective custody with none other that agent stud.
Um, yeah. Park your intelligence at the door for this one. The eye-rolling factor is off the wall. I won't even go into the times I snorted and said, "Yeah, right." But, it's a fun read. One I know my eighth grade girls are going to adore. In fact, one took the arc off my hands immediately and I haven't seen it since.