A Girl Named Digit: A Book Review

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A Girl Named Digit

A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan

Summary: Farrah “Digit” Higgins may be going to MIT in the fall, but this L.A. high school genius has left her geek self behind in another school district so she can blend in with the popular crowd at Santa Monica High and actually enjoy her senior year. But when Farrah, the daughter of a UCLA math professor, unknowingly cracks a terrorist group’s number sequence, her laid-back senior year gets a lot more interesting. Soon she is personally investigating the case, on the run from terrorists, and faking her own kidnapping– all while trying to convince a young, hot FBI agent to take her seriously. So much for blending in . . .

{kindly taken from Amazon}

My Thoughts: Just from the summary, I could tell that I would enjoy this book. In fact, many of my friends are interested in it after they saw me reading it! Farrah Higgins is a math genius. After figuring out a terrorist group’s code that was shown on national television, she was whisked off into captivity for her safety. Her handler, FBI agent, John, doesn’t take her seriously at first, but they spend a lot more time together, and you can kind of guess where this ends up… :) Farrah rocked. She is smart and quirky, but not too much so that you couldn’t relate to her being an everyday teen. I think every teen pretends to be someone they’re not one time or another, so that allows readers to connect with Farrah. I found her to be a little too self-focused, but I had to take in the consideration all that she had been through. The author developed her quite nicely, and there were no holes in her story. The only thing I can think of would be I would have liked to seen more interaction with her family, especially her little brother. I just wanted to know! :) John was pretty cool, except when he acted like a complete idiot. I have to give him credit for saving Farrah bunches of times, but I was VERY disappointed in him when he left Farrah for a silly job. The romance between Farrah and John came out of the blue. Besides the whole “I though he was going to kiss me” spiel from Farrah, there was no mention that John was romantically interested in  Farrah, and I didn’t think that Farrah was going to act on her thoughts. That was the only “big” thing that bugged me. The rest of the story flowed just fine, and the ending wrapped everything up nicely. I would love to see Farrah and John in another adventure {crime-fighting college student, perhaps?!} but I was satisfied with the ending. Kudos to Annabel Monaghan for a fabulous debut novel!

Pros: Developed characters, strong ending.

Cons: Weird romance sub-plot and the actual crime/mission was a little hard to follow.

Heads Up: For being a YA novel, this wasn’t too bad. Minor language and Farrah is 17 when she starts dating 21-year old John, but she was going to turn 18 in a few days after the book ended.

Overall: I give it 4 stars {****} and I recommend it for ages 13 and up.

Have a wonderful day!

Bella :)

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