A Girl Named Digit

 
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A Girl Named Digit
Age Range
13+
Release Date
June 05, 2012
ISBN
978-0547668529
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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.

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Unexpected, but pretty good
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Farrah, or rather, Digit is a math prodigy. An absolute genius with numbers. She's trying to live a normal teenager's life, and it's working out great - until some numbers begin to show up randomly on TV. To a normal person, it's just a jumble of random numbers; to Farrah, they're a sequence, a pattern, a code to crack. Before she knows it, she's forced under the FBI's protection, with an eco-terrorist organization hot on her heels. As for her chaperone? He's a super hot agent that she just can't get enough of.

A Girl Named Digit was certainly interesting, and incorporated something really cool - the Fibonacci sequence. While I could've done more with the math, not only to keep things interesting but also to build on Farrah's character as a math genius. The run away, hide, repeat thing got a bit repetitive, though it was necessary as towards the end of the story I found out about the importance of it. What bothered me the most was how Farrah began saying the L-word when she and John had only met days ago. Otherwise, it was fine.

Farrah has two names: Farrah, for one of Charlie's angels, and Digit, for her ability in math. Though in this story she was taught slowly to embrace her nerd-dom and nickname, I've always thought of her as Farrah. Why? Farrah is the girl that moons over John. Digit is the badass girl that can see mathematical patterns in everything. I was a bit surprised at how her character turned out, and though it didn't meet my expectations of her, she wasn't a bad character at all. She was bubbly, sweet, slightly off-kilter, and absolutely lovable.

In the end, while I really found a lot of the things in A Girl Named Digit disappointing, I enjoyed it very much, and would definitely pick up Double Digit to read later on.
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