About the Book
Author: Annabel Monaghan
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Number of Pages: 192
Synopsis: To say eighteen-year-old Farrah Higgins—or Digit—is good at math is a laughable understatement. She’s been cracking codes since childhood, and is finally at home with “her people” at MIT in Cambridge. Her talents are so off the charts that her laptop is under surveillance by both the CIA and an ecoterrorist named Jonas Furnis. So when she thoughtlessly hacks into the Department of Defense’s database, she lands in serious hot water inside and outside the law. Readers will be sad to turn the last page of this suspenseful, sassy, super smart thriller, the sequel to A Girl Named Digit.
Farrah "Digit" Higgins is ready to start her freshmen year at MIT and after her run in with Jonas Furnis last year she's ready to experience some normalcy. Things seem great until she hacks the DOD in order to attend a toga party. However, the NSA isn't the only one who discovers what she's capable of and Digit soon finds herself and those she loves in grave danger. Can her brilliant mind devise a plan before it's too late?
I have to admit that I did not read this series in order and started with book 2, but I never felt lost. The book can be either a follow-up or stand alone novel. Once reading Double Digit, I was impressed with the story and the author's ability for storytelling and had to get A Girl Named Digit. With that being said, Double Digit is a faced paced thrilling read and had me completely captivated from the opening pages. Digit is a complex irresistible character that readers can't help but love. Her genius ability with numbers and her obsession with clean lines made me laugh, as I am able to identify with her quirkiness. Readers will also enjoy Digit's fun loving friends and family which add to the credibility of the story. Double Digit is an all around entertaining read. I highly recommend picking up a copy.
About the Author
The Digit books are about coming to terms with your gifts and then using them to take your place in the world. The opposite of authenticity is probably conformity, a challenge I was familiar with myself in high school — as a teenager I lived in fear that people would discover exactly how much I did not fit in. Digit finds happiness, true love and a way to save the world when she fully embraces and shares the truth about who she is.
Likewise, when I write my column (which appears in The Week, The Huffington Post and / or The Rye Record), I’m looking for truth in my current phase of life: the horror of the parent-teacher conference, the chronic reoccurrence of dinner, the lessons learned from the mid-life crisis, the mindfulness that can be found at Little League, the magic of the sock pile, the difficulty in explaining exactly what I do all day. There is so much that divides moms – whether we work or stay at home or both; our economic and geographic situations; the genders, temperaments and special needs of our kids. It’s nice to know that if we were to peer over these tall, tall fences, we’d see that so much of our experience is really the same.