Lucy Callahan was struck by lightning. She doesn't remember it, but it changed her life forever. The zap gave her genius-level math skills, and ever since, Lucy has been homeschooled. Now, at 12 years old, she's technically ready for college. She just has to pass 1 more test middle school!Lucy's grandma insists: Go to middle school for 1 year. Make 1 friend. Join 1 activity. And read 1 book (that's not a math textbook!). Lucy's not sure what a girl who does calculus homework for fun can possibly learn in 7th grade. She has everything she needs at home, where nobody can make fun of her rigid routines or her superpowered brain. The equation of Lucy's life has already been solved. Unless there's been a miscalculation?A celebration of friendship, Stacy McAnulty's smart and thoughtful middle-grade debut reminds us all to get out of our comfort zones and embrace what makes us different....
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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Reviews
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Going through middle school can be hard enough as it is, but Lucy Callahan is going to have to face an even bigger challenge. After being struck by lightning at a young age, Lucy now has genius-level math skills, but that's not everything she has to deal with. She now has acquired Savant Syndrome and OCD, which in time turn out to cause Lucy some inconvenience.
Going into this book, I really didn't know what to expect, seeing as I haven't read much middle grade lat ...more
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Lucy lives with her supportive grandmother, and frequently sees her uncle, who is young, fun, and a bit misguided. Lucy has been homeschooled, but her grandmother decides that it is time for Lucy to acquire the social skills that middle school will provide. Why? Lucy was struck by lightning when she was young, and because of the resultant brain damage is now a mathematical savant but also suffers from OCD and social anxiety. Her grandmother's idea of sticking things out for o ...more
Warning: there is a dog with cancer in this book. I put that there because I would have liked it. There is a happy ending, there is a lot that is not about a dog with cancer but as someone who just dealt with that in real life, it was problematic to have to read it in book format.
That said, Lucy is a very unique girl after lightning strikes her at age 8 and she becomes a mathematical savant. She is apart from the world, that is, until her grandmother makes her go to middle school. There is a lot ...more
4 years after being struck by lightning, 12 year old Lucy Callahan is homeschooled, able to do college-level math, and makes friends online on a math-related message board. She is content with her life as it is, until the day that her grandmother enrolls her at East Hamlin Middle School. For the next year, Lucy must go to middle school and try to get to know her classmates a little better. While this transition would be challenging for any middle schooler, Lucy is very aware of both her mathemat ...more
Solid characterization among the group of friends, but this felt like it was landing in a saturated 'quirky-kids' market. But again, an adult who is relentless in a focus on books of ten to thirteen year-old protagonists may feel the saturation more than an actual ten to 13 year-old reader who will merely take in their quota and move on with their reading lives. I think I will have plenty of students who will enjoy it.
Recommended by: Lola Reviewer
This was a #bookaday for me! Wow! What a fantastic middle grade novel by Stacy McAnulty. I received a copy of the ARC as a part of my #BookVoyage book club.
Lucy is a savant with OCD. She wasn’t born this way. A lightening strike to a fence she was holding at the age of eight changed her brain and life forever. Her brain became a math machine and Lucy was branded a “freak” by those around her, but mostly herself.
Raised by her grandmother, she was homeschooled since the accident. She is academica ...more
Reading this wonderful new book for grade 4-8 readers straight through, I fell in love with Lucy and empathized with her struggles to understand human behavior—the mean girls who make fun of her differences and exclude her, the boy who cheats off her in math class and is constantly taking photographs, the BFF who betrays her. When she works on a school project and falls in love with a dog at the shelter, she learns to reach out to save him and finds there are people she can depend on, especially ...more