Lucy Callahan doesn’t remember the day she was struck by lightning, but it’s changed her life forever. It gave her extraordinary math skills, and because of them, her grandmother has homeschooled her ever since. But even though she’s ready for collage at age twelve, her grandmother sets her a task which Lucy soon learns can’t be solved with numbers and equations: she must complete a year of middle school. There, Lucy finds friends, enemies, and adventure. She may be a math genius, but can she solve a problem not made of numbers, one she never imagined she’d have to face?
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl is a funny, quick read. Lucy is a fun, sympathetic character who feels like a real person. For any kid ages nine and up looking for an amusing, entertaining book, I’d recommend The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl.