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Monday, December 10, 2012

Review: A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan

A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan.

A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: June 2012
List Price: $16.99
ISBN-13: 9780547668529

Review: Do words like hilarious, unique, and independent describe you? If so, you can relate to Farrah ÒDigitÓ Higgins, a high school student living in L.A. with a bit more than a ÒlittleÓ secret. A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan is an entertaining story that is impossible to put down. It is a book that is like nothing anyone has written before, an amazing tale of a girl overcoming the largest obstacle of her life and helping others in the process.

Farrah ÒDigitÓ Higgins has a huge secret. She has an extraordinary ability to see codes in everyday numbers and detect any imperfect occurrences in everyday objects. She is a genius and sometimes her smarts get in the way. When she unearths something odd going on as she is watching her favorite teen drama show, she doesn't realize that she is solving one of largest FBI cases and relocating criminals part of a world renowned terrorist group. Her excellent clues help a young and attractive FBI Agent get sent to attack the case along with the na•ve young girl, Farrah ÒDigitÓ Higgins.

A Girl Named Digit is a remarkable book including original characters, well-developed and creative ideas and hilarious dialogue. Details are a very important part of this story because if you don't pay attention well, you could easily get lost. But, for a reader who keeps a close eye out for important details, the book read extremely smoothly. A Girl Named Digit includes some mature vocabulary and occasionally includes some mature ideas so I think it would reel in any middle school child or older! This book is very well set up and includes humor, suspense, mystery, romance and action all wrapped into one amazing book. Any pre-teen, teen, or adult can relate to any of the characters' feelings or situation. The author did a spectacular job creating suspense throughout each chapter and ending each one with a cliffhanger. The author also does a magnificent job with realistic humor that is guaranteed to make anyone laugh out loud. An example of this humor is when Farrah cannot distinguish whether she is thinking or actually saying anything, which creates some awkward yet hilarious times. Altogether, A Girl Named Digit is a fabulous book that many people could easily enjoy.

Review written by Savannah (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of A Girl Named Digit for this review.

Have you read A Girl Named Digit? How would you rate it?

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