"This may be her debut novel but [McAnulty] knows how to write. In many ways this is just your usual fish-out-of-water middle school tale. But throw in all that math (she doesn’t skimp on the numbers), the character development, and the writing itself (a good dose of humor never hurts anything) and you’ve got yourself one heck of a fun, strong book. It doesn’t matter if the kids reading this thing like math or loathe it. It’s hard to resist a heroine (and a book) packed to the gills with electricity. This book? It’s number one." Read more

-Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production from School Library Journal

"This celebration of friendship, self acceptance, and, of course, math is highly recommended for ages 9 to 13." Read more

-A Mighty Girl

"The multidimensional, highly likable Lucy’s first-person narration is direct and unrestrained." Read more

-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"McAnulty realistically portrays Lucy’s OCD, and her struggles in middle school also ring true. Every character is fully formed, and Lucy’s journey is beautifully authentic in this debut brimming with warmth, wisdom, and math." Read more

-Publishers Weekly, starred review