Counting by 7’s – by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Willow Chance, a twelve-year-old-genius, navigates loss and grief in the aftermath of her adoptive parents’ death.
Despite Willow’s bleak circumstances, the book unexpectedly maintains a quirky, lighthearted, entertaining, and humorous tone. Readers are reminded that just one person can be a catalyst for change – even when we least expect it.
Note: Fans of “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli will find “Counting by 7’s” to be equally endearing. Kleenex recommended.