A few days ago I finished The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty, a middle grade novel about a girl who is a math savant who starts middle school for the first time. This is particularly scary for her because she wants to appear normal and between the math and her OCD, she’s not sure she’ll accomplish that.
I picked this up because @hnatiukl on Instagram suggested it when I was looking for audiobooks. That particular week, I didn’t end up reading anything at all, but I still wanted to take the recommendation. I’m still trying to get better at taking people’s recommendations. Interestingly, I actually read more of this one than I listened to, even though I had the audiobook available. Here’s what I thought.
#bookaday The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty. #snrtbs It’s always hard to find books that will engage those who want to talk about someone mathematically inclined. This novel is that, and so much more. It’s about how we build and maintain (or not) friendships, navigating new spaces and the fears associated with doing so (compounded because our protagonist has OCD), and ha it takes to make a difference. Great #middlegrade read.