MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Gifted: A Novel (2007)
Nikita Lalwani
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This novel tells the coming-of-age story of a girl whose Indian father is a professor of mathematics in Wales. She is talented at mathematics and even uses sophisticated math in her everyday life (e.g. she calculates the probability that she will get to walk home with the boy she likes). However, she struggles to deal with her parents expectations, both academic and social.

Thanks to Melissa Poremba for suggesting this book for the list.

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  6. The Wizard by C.S. Godshalk
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Ratings for Gifted: A Novel:
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Mathematical Content:
3/5 (1 votes)
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Literary Quality:
4/5 (1 votes)
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Categories:
Genre
MotifProdigies, Female Mathematicians, Romance, Math Education, Religion,
Topic
MediumNovels,

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