The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

By Stacy McAnulty

Plot: When Lucy Callahan is struck by lightning, she receives the ability to calculate complicated math problems in her head, lightning fast. Lucy is so smart, she had the chance to go to college at twelve years old! Unfortunately, her grandmother decides to put her through the ultimate trial first: middle school.

Writing: This story has a fun mood to it, and the characters are all well-developed and lovable. The plot is interesting and the writing is descriptive.

Age Level: Kids around the ages of 11-14 would enjoy this book. Not too many complicated words or sentences or mature topics.

Overall: This book highlights the issues people with differences have and how to resolve those issues for yourself. I loved this book and most likely you will too.

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