MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)

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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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Categories:
GenreChildren's Literature, Adventure/Espionage,
MotifProdigies, Female Mathematicians,
Topic
MediumNovels,

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May 2016: I am experimenting with a new feature which will print a picture of the cover and a link to the Amazon.com page for a work of mathematical fiction when it is available. I hope you find this useful and convenient. In any case, please write to let me know if it is because I would be happy to either get rid of it or improve it if that would be better for you. Thanks! -Alex

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