The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

eBook - 2018
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A lightning strike gave her a super power...but even a super genius can't solve the problem of middle school. This smart and funny novel is perfect for fans of The Fourteenth Goldfish, Rain Reign, and Counting by Sevens.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.
Publisher: 2018
ISBN: 9781524767594
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Dec 31, 2018

When 8-year-old Lucy Callahan was struck by lightning, her life was changed forever. Her brain was damaged resulting in her acquired savant syndrome and excessive-compulsive disorder. Four years after the incident, Lucy has many achievements, such as perfect SAT scores and plenty of online credits, but has yet to leave the safety of her grandmother's homeschooling. While Lucy could easily go to college, her grandmother wants her to enroll for one year in... Middle school. Lucy struggles to find her place in such an environment and is also bullied by a popular classmate, Maddie. She acts below her standards in math class so she doesn't stick out and tells no one of the incident. When Lucy makes a friend on the bus, Windy Sitton, her insights do change. Along with quiet classmate, Levi, they team up on a community service project at the pet shelter. Lucy contemplates if she can trust them with her secret. At the shelter, Lucy meets a dog, Cutie Pi that she becomes very attached to. All of this is new for Lucy, and everything becomes more complicated when she is invited to an all girls sleepover. A cute book that demonstrates that we all have differences and an easy read that you can finish in one sitting. Very punny and heartwarming for us all. Stacy does good to the world by gifting us these characters and this plot. Lot's of lessons to learn as Lucy finds she is more than numbers.

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