02 July, 2012

A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan

A Girl Named DigitName: A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan.
Pages: 192.
Publication: 5th June 2012/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Rating: ½
Buy It: Amazon | Kennys

"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..."

Farrah, yes, she was named after the Charlie's Angel actress, is smart. Super smart. Genius smart, as in already accepted to university smart. However, she is more ashamed than proud of her achievements. She hangs with her friends but does not truly get to know them or open up to them. One evening while watching TV with her friend, Farrah or as her old classmates used to call her 'Digit', notice a numerical code at the bottom of her screen. But this good turns out to be so much. Now, she is holed up with the hottest FBI agent ever, while faking her own kidnapping. 

A Girl Named Digit is fun. It has a crime plot but is in no way tense. It is both predictable and a little under-researched in terms of the CIA and FBI.

The book is well written and the characters have realistic traits and problems which occur when you are super smart. I would know but I am LIKE SUPER DUPER SMART. That was a lie by the way.

The main aspect which put me off this book is the insta-love. You know how much I hate insta-love. This was insta-love at its best where the guy gives up his dream job for a girl he has known for a week and a half. I was disappointed with the last few chapters of the book where Farrah's personality changed. It was irritating and predictable to read.

Final Thought.
A fast read with action and romance. However, A Girl Named Digit truly holds nothing special within the pages.

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