The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
Lucy Callahan, now twelve, was struck by lighting when she was eight. She doesn’t remember it happening, but it changed her profoundly. She became something of a math genius, perhaps a blessing, but she was also gifted with some pretty serious OCD, definitely a curse. Lucy has been homeschooled by her grandmother, who is raising Lucy. Even though Lucy has already passed her GED and feels she is ready for college, her grandmother insists she spend one year in middle school where she is to join one activity, make one friend, and read one book. This may seem like a simple task, but for Lucy it is monumental. This is a problem that is certainly not easy for her to solve, not nearly as easy as pi for this math savant, but it will change her in ways she could never imagine.
Author Stacy McAnulty has written a middle-grade novel that deserves a much wider readership than middle-graders. The writing is gorgeous, the characters are completely believable and vulnerable, and the story is compelling and memorable. If you are looking for a terrific book for summer reading, this one should not be missed.
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|Page Count||304 pages|
|Publisher||Random House Books for Young Readers|
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