Every Wednesday I’ll share the best of what I have been reading. Old books, new books, red books, blue books. Books that have found a place on my shelves and in my heart.
Books will be grouped into three categories: Recommended, Highly Recommended, and You must read this. Add your thoughts in the comment section.
Title : Counting by 7s
Author : Holly Sloan Goldberg
Publisher’s Summary : Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7’s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her parents, but it hasn’t kept her from leading a quietly happy life… until now.
Suddenly Willow’s world is tragically changed when her parent’s both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily endearing odd, but extraordinarily endearing girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable family is a joy and a revelation to read.
Middle Grade Novel : 380 pages
Favorite quote : All reality, I decide, is a blender where hopes and dreams are mixed with fear and despair.
ISBN# : 978 0 8037 3855 3
Pub. Date : August 29 2013
Author’s website/blog : www.hollygoldbergsloan.com
Facebook Page : Author Holly Goldberg Sloan
Other books by the same author : I'll be There (Little Brown 2011)
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