Monday, June 22, 2015

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

There is something different about Willow Chance. Everyone knows that much, but few understand that she is a genius. Willow has a "green thumb," loves to grow things, and is obsessed with medical conditions. Willow's favorite number is 7 and she is constantly figuring out ways that the number 7 is lucky. That is, until her adoptive parents are killed in a car accident. Willow's unique condition makes it difficult to blend into everyday life and because of that, she has few friends or people she can turn to in the midst of her sorrow. When all seems lost, unexpected people come into her life that help her navigate the difficult waters of grief and in turn, these people find their own lives changed for the better. Counting by 7s is a story about families, about love and hope, and how the kind acts of others can make an extraordinary difference. Counting by 7s has been nominated for the 2015-2016 young adult Golden Sower Award. If you liked Out of My Mind, Wonder, Love, Aubrey, or Rules you will find this book every bit as satisfying. In fact, many readers have it on top of their favorites list.


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