MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Hannah, Divided (2002)
Adele Griffin
Highly Rated!
Note: This work of mathematical fiction is recommended by Alex for children.

The story of a 13 year old girl living in rural Pennsylvania in 1934, "Hannah" presents us with yet another fictional account of someone who is not only talented in mathematics but also psychologically unstable, acting upon her mathematical instincts in an obsessive-compulsive manner. In this coming-of-age story written for 9-12 year old children, the focus is on acceptance as the adults and other children around her learn to appreciate Hannah and her "gift with numbers".

Thanks to Charles Freudenthal for suggesting this book be included in the list.

Contributed by avrilgirl87

This is a fantastic book, even for people like me who don't really care for math, i highly recommend it.

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Ratings for Hannah, Divided:
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Mathematical Content:
3.33/5 (3 votes)
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Literary Quality:
4/5 (3 votes)
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Categories:
GenreChildren's Literature,
MotifProdigies, Insanity,
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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