Counting by 7s

Counting by 7s

A ny Times Bestseller

In the culture of Out of My Mind, Wonder, and Mockingbird, this can be an intensely relocating center grade novel approximately being an interloper, dealing with loss, and getting to know the genuine which means of family.

Willow likelihood is a twelve-year-old genius, captivated with nature and diagnosing health conditions, who reveals it comforting to count number through 7s. It hasn't ever been effortless for her to connect to an individual except her adoptive mom and dad, yet that hasn’t stored her from best a quietly chuffed existence . . . till now.
all of sudden Willow’s international is tragically replaced while her mom and dad either die in a motor vehicle crash, leaving her by myself in a baffling international. The triumph of this e-book is that it really is not a tragedy. This terribly ordinary, yet terribly endearing, lady manages to push via her grief. Her trip to discover a fascinatingly various and entirely plausible surrogate kinfolk is a pleasure and a revelation to read.

* “Willow's tale is one among renewal, and her trip of rebuilding the binds that unite humans as a kinfolk will remain in readers' hearts lengthy after the final page.”—School Library Journal starred review

* “A swish, significant story that includes a solid of fascinating, well-rounded characters who study sweet—but by no means cloying—lessons approximately resourcefulness, group, and precise resilience within the face of loss.”—Booklist starred review

* “What units this novel except the typical orphan-finds-a-home booklet is its loss of sentimentality, its actually multicultural forged (Willow describes herself as a “person of color”; Mai and Quang-ha are of combined Vietnamese, African American, and Mexican ancestry), and its tone. . . . Poignant.”—The Horn Book starred review

"In achingly attractive prose, Holly Goldberg Sloan has written a pleasant story of transformation that’s a party of lifestyles in all its wondrous, hilarious and confounding glory. Counting through 7s is a triumph."—Maria Semple, writer of Where’d You pass, Bernadette

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