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A Girl Named Digit (2012)
Annabel Monaghan
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A girl nicknamed "Digit" by her classmates because of her mathematical abilities and interests discovers a terrorist plot and begins working with the FBI to catch a double agent in this adventure aimed at young adults.

"Digit" is the daughter of a UCLA math professor and tries in high school to hide her "math geek" tendencies for the sake of popularity and happiness, but following standard practice in YA novels, "be yourself" seems to be one of the lessons she learns through her adventures.

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GenreAdventure/Espionage, Young Adult,
MotifProdigies, Female Mathematicians,

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