Secrets, Lies, and Algebra - Wendy Lichtman The idea of introducing algebraic terms through a novel is an interesting concept and I can definitely see why many math teachers would find this book appealing, merely for its attempt to illustrate math terms. It is a quick read.

However, the plot was dull and the climax was nonexistent. I began the novel hoping the author would flesh out the murder/mystery angle a lot more but ended the novel disappointed. In addition, Tess, the main character, wasn't particularly compelling or likable. Maybe the sequel is better.