The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty


When she was eight years old, Lucy Callahan was struck by lightning. The event left Lucy with acquired savant syndrome which, for her, means genius level math skills. After four years of homeschooling, Lucy is ready for college, but her Nana has some stipulations. Lucy must try a year of regular middle school before any higher education. But Lucy’s lightning strike also left her with some OCD quirks. Middle school is hard enough, but what if everyone thinks you are a freak?


The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl is the story of how Lucy makes friends, keeps friends, and finds her own place in the world. It is heartwarming and relatable. A perfect read for tweens and young teens.


Recommended ages–9-12 years old