Wednesday, July 4, 2018

ROCKIN' READS: The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
by Stacy McAnulty
Random House, 2018, Fiction, 293 p.
When Lucy was a young child she was hit by lightning that caused her to be both a mathematical savant, and to be obsessive compulsive.  Lucy lives with her grandmother and has been home-schooled until her grandmother decides that Lucy needs to improve her people skills with children her own age. Even though Lucy has technically already graduated from high school, she enrolls Lucy in middle school and challenges her to make at least one friend.

This is a Rockin' Read about overcoming fears and differences through friendship. Lucy is an endearing character, and readers will be cheering for her to succeed. This is a good choice for people who enjoyed Fish in a Tree or Rain Reign.

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