Wednesday, 26 September 2012

A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan

A Girl Named Digit (Digit, #1)A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan

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Source: Publisher for review
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Release Date: June 5, 2012

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 . . .

Fast, fun, and just plain adorable... there's three words to describe Annabel Monaghan's fiction debut, A Girl Named Digit.

Farrah, code name nickname "Digit," is a secret math genius. She's tried to keep it secret from her normal, popular friends lest she get labelled as the numbers freak again, but there's no denying that she scored perfect on her math SAT. Now, as far as I know, Annabel Monaghan doesn't share Digit's genius-level affinity for numbers (WHO KNOWS) but she does do a wonderful job of setting the scene in Digit's head. This girl eats numbers for breakfast, breathes in patterns and trends like air and still manages to be a character I could connect with. Digit's wired for math, yes, but she's also into bumper stickers and boys (correction: one dedicated and likeable rookie FBI agent boy).

A Girl Named Digit is a short but action-packed adventure. I had high hopes for a light read that involved terrorist codes and secret hide-outs, chase scenes and romance, and Monaghan met them all. There was never a chance for me to worry about some of the more far-fetched concepts because I was having too much fun to notice!

With a romance that will keep a smile on your face and a plot that will keep you on your toes, A Girl Named Digit is one that I can wholeheartedly recommend.

Cover Comments: Fun and SHINY... what more could I ask for? I was seriously surprised when I looked at the size of it though... So much fabulous in so few pages! :)

4.5 Golden Crowns!

24 comments:

  1. I'm excited to hear you that you also loved reading A Girl Named Digit! I'm really hoping there will be a sequel because I'm not quite ready to say goodbye to Digit just yet. The book was so adorably funny and cute! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!

    Liz @ Midnight Bloom Reads

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    1. Annabel tweeted me saying that she was writing one! :)

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  2. This. Sounds. FUN.
    Ith a capital F-U-N. As you can see from my above all-caps spelling :P
    I love short books. I really do. But I think I also have this tendency not to take them seriously, so it's lovely seeing a book that's just... Well, THIS FABULOUS.
    Digit was SO not on my radar before you review, but, uh... I change this now, Kay? :P

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    1. I do the same thing... which is horrible. And pretty ridiculous considering how much enjoyment I get out of the books that are just plain FUN!

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  3. Aaaahhh!!
    I am looking for this book since the first time I ever read the description of it. It sounds goood!

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    1. Aww, I hope that you can read it soon!!

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  4. Gosh, this seems like such a cute and fantastic read! I've been searching for one similar to that, so I'll be checking this one out soon for sure! Wonderful review, Story Queen! :D

    ~Keertana
    Ivy Book Bindings

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    1. Yay, I'm so glad! :) I hope you love it, Keertana!

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  5. I would normally pass on this book but it does sound like a pretty cute read. Might look out for it sometime soon. Fab review!

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    1. *whispers encouragement* Dooooo it, Erin..!

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  6. This sounds so cute and fun! I haven't read many review but yours makes me so excited to read this! Wow, this is really short, only 192 pages! I can't remember reading a book this short in years. Something Like Normal is about 200 pages and I ADORE it. What matters is the quality not the quanity BUT it's key that you connect with the characters (it's a must!), even if you won't be with them for long.

    Amazing review! ♥

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    1. Oooh, I really want to read SLN! I've heard so many amazing things :D Glad to know you liked it!

      I agree with that 100%! :) Hopefully you'll have no trouble with that in AGND! <3 Thanks so much, Rebecca!

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  7. I've heard a lot of good things about this book, especially recently. I honestly never even considered it before! I'm glad you had fun reading it, Sonia. Brilliant review, my dear! :)

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    1. Oh awesome, I'm glad! :D It really is a great read so I hope that it gets some more buzz. Thanks, Sam! <3

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  8. I've really been wanting to read this for ages! I've been looking for something fun and light-hearted, so glad to hear that's what you got! Can't wait to read this book now, will definitely have to get a copy soon. Great review! :)

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    1. YAY! :) I think you'd like this one, Liz!

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  9. I hate when the ridiculousness of a story takes over, so I'm glad to hear that this one doesn't let you concentrate too much on how far-fetched some of the concepts are. This sounds like so much fun, I love the idea of a character who is extremely smart like Digit is. Great review!

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    1. Right, I was kind of worried that it would take over in my mind but luckily it never really became an issue. Yes, smart characters are the BEST! I think Digit's in a different category from most that I read about though, haha :) Thanks!

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  10. I had high hopes for a light read that involved terrorist codes and secret hide-outs, chase scenes and romance, and Monaghan met them all. Uh, Sonia strikes again in making Brodie bounce around the room in excitement for a novel.

    I've been super interested in this, so it makes me REALLY HAPPY to hear you loved it! It sounds like such a fun, fresh, ENTERTAINING novel that hits ticks every checklist. Plus a secret math genius and a cute rookie FBI agent? Oh, I adore. I LOVES you and your amazing review, SOnia! <3

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    1. I LOVES YOU FOREVER, BRODEZILLA <3

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  11. This sounds so cute! I love that her "nickname: is Digit. It reminds me of the old show. I don't usually read agent books but I'm starting to like them.
    Yes! Chase scenes XD
    She's Got Books on Her Mind

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    1. I don't think I've read ANY agent books! :O Besides this one, of course.

      It's funny, I'm not even a big fan of action movies. But give me a book with a chase scene and I get all giddy LOL.

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  12. Considering I'm kind of a math-y person I think this would be a really fun book for me.

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