Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan

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...

Hey there! So, we survived our very first real family vacation. This past week we walked Fremont Street (which should be renamed Freak Street- even if it was so cool!) in Vegas, lounged on the beach, did some boogie boarding, shopped lots (!!!) and we were even ambitious enough to brave the crowds at Disneyland and California Adventure for Cars Land. (Which was awesome!!, and actually the main reason for our trip. It was like walking through Radiator Springs. My boys loved it!) Anyway, along with all that, we had lots and LOTS of hours in the car coming and going. Translation: I got a lot of reading done. Four books, to be exact. And that was just during travel time. I need a life.... LOL

This was the first book on my "What I Want to Read on My Vacation" list. I've heard and read quite a few mixed reviews about it but I thought it sounded like a fun read so I threw caution to the wind and bought it anyway. I loved it! It was a really short, quick read but I thought the story was fun. A perfect vacation read, to be honest. Had I not been very relaxed from vacation on my brain, I could easily find things to pick apart in the plot line, but since I was feeling very zen (aka: sleepy and a bit loopy....thanks to HIGH doses of Dramamine--I'm a terrible traveler!) I really enjoyed the "out there" and "unrealistic" world of genius teenager who just happens to uncover a terrorist plot and then even more astonishingly gets to work with the youngest (and HOTTEST) FBI agent in the bureau. Far fetched? Yes. But was it action packed. Also yes. Just what I wanted.

It was kind of a fun change of pace for me to read an unrealistic book without any fairy tale elements to it. It was more of an on-the-edge-of-your-seat-contemporary. Which proves that even without vampires and fairies and dead people, a YA book can still hook you, break your heart, make you jump for joy, and keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page. I would definitely recommend this book. 

Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Stacy said...

I think I will save this for my vacation read!