Annabel Monaghan's first young adult novel is fun and intelligent and will keep readers guessing. Her humor is quick and sarcastic, and the book is a lot of fun without being unbelievable. Farrah and John are an entertaining and dynamic duo. Farrah is not the conventional seventeen-almost-eighteen-year-old; her sense of humor is quirky and while intelligent, she is pretty down to earth and doesn't have an inflated sense of ego when it comes to her talents. John is just as intelligent, a little mysterious, and ambitious. His age and his abilities aren't completely unrealistic, and the romantic tension between the two amplify the suspense and steady stream of action. Their enemies are appropriately intimidating and powerful, and Monaghan has some interesting twists thrown in throughout the novel. A Girl Called Digit does resemble Ally Carter's books in its plot and romance, but Monaghan's clever use of language and humor makes this book stand out.
Cover Comments: I really like the bright blue of the background, but otherwise I am not too crazy about this cover. It's not very remarkable, and it gives the impression that it'll be about a character younger than seventeen.
Review copy provided by publisher.
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