The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty is a realist fiction novel. To Lucy Callahan, the world has been all about math and numbers since she got struck by lightning. She is incredibly good at math and science, but she isn’t so good with her social skills. Her Nana told her she isn’t allowed to go to a math college until she completes at least one year of middle school. She is preparing for the worst year of her life, but once she starts settling into school and making friends, she realizes she might have made some miscalculations about what is important in life. I would definitely recommend this book, especially to people who like math and science. I liked how the author included math terms and numbers to make the book more interesting. I also liked how this book related to many middle schoolers and their friendships.
Central Resource Library’s interior will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 23 for Johnson County Library Foundation’s annual fundraising event, Library Lets Loose. The holds pickup window will remain open.