Series: Digit #2
Published by HMH Books for Young Readers on January 7th, 2014
Genres: Mystery, YA
Source: ARC borrowed thru Around the World ARC Tours
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To say eighteen-year-old Farrah Higgins—or Digit—is good at math is a laughable understatement. She’s been cracking codes since childhood, and is finally at home with “her people” at MIT in Cambridge. Her talents are so off the charts that her laptop is under surveillance by both the CIA and an ecoterrorist named Jonas Furnis. So when she thoughtlessly hacks into the Department of Defense’s database, she lands in serious hot water inside and outside the law. Readers will be sad to turn the last page of this suspenseful, sassy, super smart thriller, the sequel to A Girl Named Digit.
~ I forgot how much I adored Digit in A Girl Named Digit! In a world of books filled with main characters who love books and reading, it’s really refreshing to read a story of a girl who loves numbers. Digit is just as quirky and brilliant in this sequel, and it officially made me love this series.
~ John’s back!!! His and Digit’s relationship in book 1 was the stuff my own teenage fantasies had been made of (only in my fantasy, the FBI guy looked like Johnny Depp and I helped bring down serial killers with my awesome Silence of the Lamb like talents, because I was not good at math). Their relationship has shed the slight creepy factor, because she’s 18 and starting college, and he’s only 21.
~ Digit at MIT is wonderful to read about. The way she feels at being at this school, one that’s highly competitive and full of students who actually really want to learn, Digit feels like she’s found “her people”. Which is how I feel when I attend BEA or a author signing with a bunch of book bloggers.
~ I loved the setting of this book- it almost made me wish I’d been born a math genius and could have gone to MIT. Sadly, I’m as good at math as I am at returning library books on time… which is not at all.
~ Off the subject a bit, but MIT and Harvard teamed up recently to make a real life lightsaber. Nerds rule the world, believe it. I can only imagine that there were many Digit-like peeps involved in making this happen.
~ New adventures! Old enemies! New relationship obstacles! Honestly, I’m pretty fired up about this series now, so I need exclamation points.
~ This series is hard for me to categorize. In some ways it feels like a YA book, but on the other hand, it could fit into New Adult. Maybe it doesn’t need a shiny box (shelf) to be stuffed into. Because I’m an adult who reads quite a bit of YA, I don’t necessarily need YA books to fit a certain mold.
~ I love Digit’s new friends, although I wish we’d seen a bit more of them in this book, I have a feeling it’ll be a bit like the movie Hackers next time around.
~ Speaking of computer hacking- Digit tries her hand at it, although she had very noble reasons for doing so at first… well, maybe not noble….
~ Since the book doesn’t come out for months, I don’t want to post a lot of spoilers. It’s a great sequel, and because it doesn’t come out for months you have plenty of time to read A Girl Named Digit, which you should do now.
~ I can honestly say that I enjoyed this book even more than the first one, and I love when 2nd books are even better than 1st in a series. It’s like a reward for the reader and proof that we were right to stick with a character.
Digit- math genius, freshman at MIT.
John- her cutie, genius FBI boyfriend.
Mr. Bennet- John’s CIA daddy (whom I always think of as Jack Bristow from Alias. He does not sell airplane parts. He has never sold airplane parts).
Danny- Digit’s adorable younger brother, wearer of grass skirts.
Tiki- Digit’s roommate.
Jonas Furnis- Digit’s arch-nemesis. Seriously, what do I have to do to get my own arch-nemesis? The position is open if anyone would like to fill it.
Adam Ranks- missing musician/artist.
Spencer- hated her on general principal, but I’m not going to share why. You’ll understand later.
Bass- Digit’s hottie RA, which made me run to my Felicity dvds to get my season one Noel fix.
Honestly? There’s a scene in a diner where someone grabs Digit in a bathroom, and it startled the crap out of me.
Stop the Clock
Digit is smart, funny and nerdy, and she’s a YA heroine that everyone can root for. I can’t recommend this series enough- plus they’ll make fantastic Readathon selections because they’re on the short side.
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