The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Getting hit by lightning isn't exactly a lucky event, but in Lucy's case it changed her from being an average young girl into a true genius, finishing high school by the time she should be in seventh grade. On the other hand, there's the OCD she has, which is fine al=s long as she doesn't go outside. Suddenly her grandmother decides Lucy needs to go to regular school and enrolls her at the local public school... where Lucy's differences really stand out.
The plot is pretty standard, with Lucy finding friends and herself, etc.. But the way in which the author makes Lucy's differences seem normal elevate this from the standard - check out the author's notes - and may make middle school readers understand how even small acts can have large impacts on the world around them.
ARC provided by publisher.