By Annabel Monaghan
Digit – Book 2
Available January 2014
Be sure to check my review of Digit, the first book in this two part series.
To say eighteen-year-old Farrah Higgins—or Digit—is good at math is a laughable understatement. She’s been cracking codes since childhood, and is finally at home with “her people” at MIT in Cambridge. Her talents are so off the charts that her laptop is under surveillance by both the CIA and an ecoterrorist named Jonas Furnis. So when she thoughtlessly hacks into the Department of Defense’s database, she lands in serious hot water inside and outside the law. Readers will be sad to turn the last page of this suspenseful, sassy, super smart thriller, the sequel to A Girl Named Digit.
This Blonde’s Review:
In this book Digit has gone off the college and finally finds herself surrounded by people she can relate to. She makes friends with hackers in her dorm and is even friendly with her roommate. She’s finally in classes where the other students want to learn as much as she does and she isn’t so far past her classmates that it creates problems. For once she has to focus on schoolwork rather than having all of the numbers come to her.
I enjoyed where this book was going but it seems the book stayed on the surface. We didn’t get too deep into Digit’s new friendships. We also didn’t see much into her relationship with John. They’re great, they have issues, they need space, or maybe they don’t? It was rather unclear in many ways and as important as they are supposed to be to each other there was still too much that happened easily between them. Even the addition of a possible love triangle or two seemed a little too light and easy.
I did enjoy this book, despite what the last paragraph might lead you to believe. It was a light easy read since it didn’t go too deep into anything. Since I enjoyed the idea of this book I would have loved for it to be more than what it was. When I look at it based on what this book is as a light read, and very similar to the first book, then I can say that I was happy to see the growth we’ve seen in Digit as a character.
If you’ve read the first book you should definitely take a chance with this one too. It doesn’t get deeper than the first but it does give you more of Digit. If you haven’t read these books you’ll want to read them if you enjoy a light read about an incredibly intelligent girl and the way she stumbles into danger just by figuring things out.
I’ve also heard that Digit is being made into a Disney made or tv movie. I do enjoy those but rarely have read the books they’re based on (except for Avalon High) so I look forward to seeing what they do with the movie. It won’t be out for quite some time since they’re still looking at casting last I checked, but I might as well mention it while we’re on the subject of Digit.