This novel tells the story of Amelia, a fourteen year old girl who is forced to spend the summer traveling in Hungary with her gorgeous, brilliant, and highly demanding physician grandmother, when all she really wants is to stay home and get a job like any "normal" teenager. But Amelia isn't normal. She's gifted - a label she and her best friend have been trying to shed.
And yes, this is a picture of my actual grandmother - Dr. Elizabeth Foldes Roth, M.D. The grandmother character in this story is very much based on her and while I'm not Amelia, I did get to travel to Hungary once with my grandmother when I was 15 and I've gone back several times recently to research this book.