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Gifted: A Novel (2007)
Nikita Lalwani

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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Ratings for Gifted: A Novel:
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Mathematical Content:
3/5 (1 votes)
Literary Quality:
4/5 (1 votes)

MotifProdigies, Female Mathematicians, Romance, Math Education, Religion,

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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in non-fictional math books let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.

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