Saturday, October 20, 2012

Review: A girl named Digit by Annabel Monaghan

Title: A girl named Digit
Author: Annabel Monaghan
Published June 5th 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
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I wish this book could understand how much I love it, but since books have no brain I am going to tell YOU instead. I love this book! There, I said it, and I am so not ashamed because this book was amazing, it has everything I like: likable characters, fast-paced story line and some serious swoon-worthy scenes.

First of all I would like to point out how ingenious Annabel Monaghan is. I mean a character like Farrah (aka Digit) is not easy to create. Farrah is a genius, no kidding, she is so good at math she discovered a terrorist code hidden in MTV’s most watched show, and now her life is at danger. Enter FBI agent John, the one guy chosen to protect Farrah while the others catch the bad guys, Farrah might think he is really cute but he is older and not to mention he could lose his position so yay for forbidden romance!

I loved Farrah, she’s like Sheldon Cooper but a girl, and 17 years old, and less annoying. Farrah was incredible in the sense that she was so friggin intelligent yet she was just like any other girl, it was so funny to read about her cluelessness that unfortunately put her in the most embarrassing situations, but that was what made her so adorable, even though she had the weirdest habits. She was so hilarious and her voice was the best, exactly the kind of girl I like reading about.

Now while John Bennett was definitely swoon-worthy (more than that, really he was amazing) and the fact that he was twenty one was REALLY hot, like I-can-day-dream-about-him-without-being-creepy-cause-he-is-older-than-me hot; Farrah is the one that made the book for me (which rarely happens I always love the guy more) because she was made of awesome.

Also, each chapter started with a bumper sticker, some of them totally hilarious, and there were chasings and codes, and terrorists, and safe houses and guns and it was just so entertaining, I swear I was laughing out loud at pretty much every chapter, I can’t wait to read more from the series, I’ll be waiting impatiently for book #2!.

Hee-Hee this scene is when John and Farrah break into a school while running from the bad guys,
I thought it was hilarious that she totally consumed all those juice boxes and then,
well you don't see anywhere else where she can sleep but...

Oh btw, I went to a book fair last week and there were some teenage girls asking the salesguy for recommendations and after he finished giving them I totally shoved this book in their faces. There wasn't anything wrong with the other books except they weren't A Girl Named Digit.


  1. I've seen this book around but I never paid much attention to it, much less read the blurb. But- a FEMALE Sheldon Cooper? Seriously? Definitely going onto my to-buy list!

    - Ellie @ The Selkie Reads Stories

    1. she's really like Sheldon, but funnier because she speaks her thoughts aloud and it's hilarious xD

  2. I've had my eye on this one a long time but haven't seen it at the library. It sounds so cute and fun! I love books about smart girls or spies and code cracking. Too funny that she is kind of like Sheldon. I hope my library gets it!

    1. yeah, they should request it somewhere because I'm sure a lot of people will love it, it's hilarious, and like I said, Farrah is just awesome <3

  3. Great review! This sounds like the kind of book I'd love. :D Reminds me of the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter, what with the whole spy theme. I want to read this book so bad now!

    1. it's as amazing as the Ghallager Girl series, but a little quirkier, and it has more math. ;)

  4. Love the visual aid to imagine that scene!! :D I have this book on my TBR list but with such a big one short reads tend to get over looked but I'm definitively in the mood for great read and will have to pick this one up sooner. Thanks for the honest review!


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