Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Counting by 7s

Counting by 7sCounting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book when I first started reading it, but the story grew on me. I ended up really liking it, and even shedding a few tears. It is the remarkable and tragic story of Willow Chance, a young girl who doesn't function like most of the world. She sees everything in terms of numbers, or spatially, well, just all very different from the way I think. She has a great mathematical and scientific mind, but, not many friends.She loves gardening and plants, too. And then, just as she is beginning middle school, her parents are killed in a car crash. Willow encounters a number of people who will alter her life forever, as she is getting ready to enter the foster care system. Very quirky characters, including her school guidance counselor, and at times the story is told through the adult's eyes, so readers have to stay on their toes.

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