About the Book
Author: Annabel Monaghan
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
Number of Pages: 197
Synopsis: 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 . . .
Digit is a high school senior and a mathematical genius, however she has spent her entire teen years trying to keep her genius status hidden in order to fit in. With graduation approaching she thought she had succeeded, but random numerical codes on the screen of her favorite TV program set her brain into action. She believes she's stumbled onto a terror attack, but no one seems to believe her. When a deranged man chases her into FBI headquarters she's finally able to get their attention. With a cute FBI agent on her side Digit finds herself in a fight for her life. Working together, will the pair be able to figure out who's behind the evil doings before they strike again?
I actually read this series in reverse order, but felt compelled to learn more about Digit's life before book two. I found A Girl Named Digit to be an intriguing read. I enjoyed getting the background information as to how Digit ended up in cahoots with the FBI as well as how she met John Bennett. The story was also never short on excitement with Digit and John fleeing dangerous situations and uncovering clues. It's also a clean young adult read, which, as a mother of three teens, appeals to me. The characters are credible and the plot is captivating making A Girl Named Digit and all around great read.
I highly recommend picking up a copy.