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A Girl Named Digit (Digit #1)

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Farrah "Digit" Higgins may be going to MIT in the fall, but this L.A. high school geniushas left her geek self behind in another school district so she can blend in with thepopular crowd at Santa Monica High and actually enjoy her senior year.But when Farrah, the daughter of a UCLA math professor,unknowingly cracks a terroristgroup's number sequence, her laid-back senior y ...more
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Published June 3rd 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Booknut
Normal girls watch TV shows and think "Gosh, he is such a babe," or "WHAT is she thinking?! Mauve top with that skirt - nuh uh!"
Normal girls don't let their attention stray, and they certainly don't use their genius Maths-wired brain to play with a set of numbers that just so happen to appear in the corner of the screen.
And normal girls definitely don't end up decoding a secret terrorist message - a message that becomes reality when JFK airport is bombed.

But then again...Digit isn't normal. Wi
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Joy (joyous reads)
Seventeen year old Math wiz solved a terrorist code while watching a teen soap opera. Priceless. Whoever says those shows dull the mind of our young ‘uns must’ve been trippin’.

Farrah Higgins took painstaking means to live a normal existence at school. Born a Math genius and referred to as ‘Digit’ all through her young life, she worked very hard at changing that status when she started High School. She wanted to blend in and not to be treated like a freak show who knew the Fibonacci code better
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Mitch
Digit may be a smart girl, but this book was just so full of stupid I think I've lost more than a few brain cells. I mean, I totally understand the appeal of A Girl Named Digit, it's sort of cute, definitely corny, cheesy, incredibly shallow, so bad it's good, one of those instant train wrecks that you just can't look away from ... heck I'd even call it a definite guilty pleasure. But in the end, after that last page, you just realize, it's not a great book.

Digit, for one, even though she's so s
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Amalie Howard
"I knew very little about John (besides the exact outline of his jaw and the way it framed his mouth like rigid parentheses around a soft word that is too delicious to be spoken aloud)."

This teen spy thriller with its clever, beautiful writing is a breath of fresh air in a sea of same old, same old.

Farrah "Digit" Higgins is no ordinary teenage girl. She sees patterns in random numbers, aces the Math SATs and has an IQ that you would need the Fibonacci sequence to figure out. But despite her ex
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The Library Lady
A pox upon whichever Kirkus hipster wrote the favorable review of this dreck that persuaded me to buy it.

Simply awful. I found the writing painfully fake from the beginning--the author was trying hard to sound like a teenager-- but decided to continue reading it anyway.

But the gorgeous, incredibly young (well he's a genius and in a top secret FBI division) FBI agent was already straining my believability meter when he turned out to have a posh secret hideout and CIA agent parents. And the instan
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Ipshita


Farrah a.k.a. Digit is a very adorable and really rather normal teenager. Sure she's what one would call a mathematical genius, but her witty narration and her addiction to bumper stickers make her seem so adorable. John is really more like a beta hero. He is very serious about his responsibilities and work. And we get a lot of glimpses of his actual self throughout the story. Also, I liked how he does act like a twenty-one year old guy around Digit and acts on his feelings for her without becom
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Nick ••[Nick's Book Blog]

Read more of my reviews at Nick's Book Blog

A Girl Named Digit was one of my "Waiting On Wednesday" a few weeks ago. What initially attracted me to read the book was the cutesy cover and the interesting premise. Going into the book, I was expecting a light summery read and that's exactly what I got !

Farrah a.k.a Digit, is a Math prodigy. She is so obsessed with Math that she cannot help but find patterns in numbers wherever she goes. One afternoon when watching a TV show along with her friends, s
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Lynn
Farrah Higgins has a unique mind - she is a math genius and can instantly see mathematical patterns. For most of high school she has hidden this gift completely from her friends who have no idea she tops the charts in test scores. Farrah works hard to keep her gift under wraps. But one day while watching TV, she sees a pattern of numbers that repeats three weeks in a row and Farrah's mind clicks into overdrive, solving a puzzle that is terrifying and important. When she finally convinces the FBI ...more
Sonia
4.5/5

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 wonderfu
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Midnight Bloom
As soon as I read the plot description for A Girl Named Digit, I knew I would enjoy reading the book, but what I did not expect was absolutely falling in love with it! Annabel Monaghan's A Girl Named Digit was a fun, cute novel made of pure win! It's a perfect romantic comedy with laughs and adorable characters, but also balanced with tons of excitement and times of seriousness too.

For the past few years, Farrah has been pretending to be a perfectly normal high school girl, enjoying being one of
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Melannie :)
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 a
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Robert Beveridge
Annabelle Monaghan, A Girl Named Digit (Houghton Mifflin, 2012)

Full disclosure: this book was provided to me free of charge by Amazon Vine.

If you ever wanted a stark example of how small changes made by professionals can help a book, pick yourself up (assuming you can find one on Ebay or the like) an ARC of the book now known as A Girl Named Digit. Which isn't the most eye-catching title in the world, I know, but it towers over the title on the ARC: Digit: She's Got Your Number. Oh, good lord. T
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Ellie
This was exactly the short, compelling read I was expecting it to be, so that I could finish it in three hours.

I only have a few things to say.

1- Digit felt real. I mean, I'm not saying it's normal to have superpower math skills, but I think she coped with being taken into hiding and being chased the same way I would. Although, I'm not sure I would've fallen in love in the process.

2- There were no moments when Digit (physically) kicked-butt. I think that is why I couldn't give the book five st
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Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
Reviewed by Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

A Girl Named Digit begins when Farrah ends up finding out a code for a terrorist attack. She's been hiding who she is all through out high school, so she could actually have a "normal" life, but all of that changes when she ends up having to use the FBI's help to stay alive. Along the way she and a rookie FBI agent end up getting a little more close then normal, and all kinds of crazy things start to happen!

I really enjoyed this book. It was really good
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Zoe and the Edge
4.5 Stars

This is an outlandish plot and it's very cutesy. You can't take it too seriously. I really thought this would be pure fluff but the ending delves into some deeper issues rather eloquently. I really appreciated how the author wrapped it up and those laugh out loud moments didn't hurt either. Monaghan has a kickass sense of humour!

I’m One Bad Relationship Away from Owning 30 Cats

Farrah is adorable. She just wants to be normal and accepted. I liked her personality. It's a perfect mix of
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Jill
I think that the best books are those that leave you angry when your done. The ones that make you defend the characters, want to punch them, laugh with them, cry with them, and be them. This entire book, I was living the story, no matter whether or not I noticed I was. I started to realize when one of the characters got (emotionally) hurt and I wanted to punch the other character (no matter how much I loved them). When the main character embarrassed herself (bad!) I wanted to smack her and say, ...more
Jessi
Preliminary review: Digit: She's Got Your Number is a fun contemporary mystery! When Digit moves to a new high school, she attempts to leave behind "Digit" and just be Farrah. That is until watching tv with her perfect friends, she notices odd numbers flasshing on the screen--numbers that lead her straight into a much bigger affair that she intended. As she gets swept up into the investigation, she has to let Digit take over to solve the case.

This book is just as much about Farrah learning to ac
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Nafiza
This novel danced its way into my favourites. It manages, in its short length, to be discerning, fun, funny and adventurous. It also manages to subtly incorporate something more substantial than you would think given its length and tone.

Digit has been trying to fit in all her life. Born with a genius IQ that makes math to her what cookies is to the cookie monster, she often has to dampen her eccentricities so that people don’t call her a freak if not worse. And then when she makes certain connec
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Mary (BookHounds)
MY THOUGHTS
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT

Farrah Higgins finally has the chance to ditch her nickname of "Digit" and her geeky past of being a mathematical genius when her father (a math professor at UCLA), moves the family to be closer to work right before her freshman year. She is befriended by the cool girls who come across initially as total self absorbed losers at first and has her first kiss by the hunky guy everyone has the hots for. All according to her plan, right? When she throws up at the party a
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Jennie
I got this book out for three reasons: 1) I like books about people with quirks like that, especially math ones; 2) I like thrillers, especially ones that are out of the norm; and 3) my family is full of SAMOHI alumni and future students (my sister starts in the fall, my brother will next fall, and my sister will in...eight years, okay, but still).

This book...didn't really live up to any of my reasons for reading it in the first place. Sure, "Digit" had a cool math ability, but besides it being
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Lillie
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My Review:
From the very beginning, DIGIT appealed to me. I liked the idea of a smart teen with an extreme affinity for numbers, patterns, codes and things like that. When I read beyond the first few pages and found that Monaghan had also written in normal parents (not absentee or with extreme issues of their own), I really started to like DIGIT. This is a novel that balances out some of the other YA books I've read where smart girls are "geeks" or play the s
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Lucinda
*Spoilers*

A spectacular young-adult read that is exciting, full of dynamic intensity and which will have you glued to the pages!

I am SO impressed by this delightful story that captured my attention instantly, as I was drawn into the most compelling, fascinating plot. Character-driven and cleverly crafted this inspired, original read is contemporary and fresh; like nothing I have encountered before. Full of wit, humor and laugh-out-loud moments this book is certainly entertaining, and makes for
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Carol Nicolas
“On the morning of my kidnapping, my mom’s makeup was perfect.” So begins the hilarious story of math genius Farrah Higgins, who is a senior in high school and more than anything wants to blend in with the crowd. “Digit” hides her abilities and slides through high school life pretending to be just like everyone else. The facade begins to crack when one night while watching a popular show with her friends, Digit sees a series of numbers on the bottom of the screen. This is repeated two more weeks ...more
Jordon
This book teetered on the edge of believable and unbelievable. It was like it didn't know if it wanted to be light and fun, or serious and correct. I couldn't figure out if I was enjoying this book or if I was reading it just so I could find out what happens. It was both childish and scary at the same time.

I mean eco-terrorists that are trying to kill you? That's pretty scary. So then why did it also feel like a cliche story? With a childish romance? It kept flipping from one end of the scale to
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Princess Bookie
My Thoughts: Awesome plot? Check! Smart chick? Check! Hot FBI agent? Check!

Digit: She's Got Your Number was an amazing special book. It really pulled on my heartstrings and I loved every minute of it.

We're introduced to Digit aka Farrah Higgins whose extremely smart when it comes to numbers. She's a math whiz, she can figure out any kind of equation, number sequence, and anything math related. Genius! One day Digit is watching her favorite show, and numbers flash across the screen. This happens
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Carissa
So, here I am, at the end of a not-too-long journey with Farrah Higgins and John Bennett. Farrah, or rather Digit, is an exceptionally bright girl, mathematically gifted, and does everything she can to hide that proclivity from her fellow high school students. That is, until she uncovers the mode of communication by eco-terrorists via a stream of numbers at the beginning credits of her favorite show, or rather, the favorite show of her "best" friends. Before she has time to count the bumper stic ...more
2017miac
Cracking terrorist codes, finding a cute boyfriend, being "kidnapped" and saving lives is not what Farah Higgens thought her gift would provide. Rather than all those she thought it would let her keep her embarrassing nickname and prevent her from being who she is. She has never seen a use in her abnormal intelligence with numbers apart from getting good grades. So when Farah goes to high school she can't wait to start over, even if it means not being herself. She becomes part of a popular group ...more
2017katiec
As it says on the cover of A Girl Named Digit, by Annabel Monaghan,
"Undercover, Under Pressure, And Underestimated."

What would be the logical thing to do if you've been fake kidnapped, are living in a abandoned warehouse with a boy that you find oddly cute, and are trying to solve a worldwide terrorist attack mystery all at once? With 100% certainty I guarantee you the answer is NOT what 17 year old Farrah "Digit" Higgins would do. Digit's always had a knack for numbers. In 6th grade she notic
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2017abbyr
Imagine watching the television with your friends when suddenly you realize the order and meaning of the numbers that have been at the bottom of the screen for the last weeks, that explains the coding for a terrorist attack... tomorrow. You forget about it but the next day, it comes back to you but this time the attack is on the news. "A Girl Named Digit" written by Annabel Monaghan, is a suspenseful book that will make you flip the pages before you're done reading to see what happens next. Digi ...more
Wisteriouswoman
This book is not supposed to be believable. But neither is James Bond. A Name Called Digit is just a fun romp. Great book to tell girls it is okay to be honest about having a few brains in your head. Be who you are even if it means you don't fit in with the in-group. It takes Digit the whole book to figure out:Don't hide your candle under a bushel. I thoroughly enjoyed it and kept wondering where it would end up. The love story was very cutesy--just right for a tween or teen. Nothing scandalous ...more
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