Saturday, June 8, 2013

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

This was one of the first books I grabbed this year at BEA and because of that it became my "line book." I am extremely glad that happened, because otherwise I might not have picked this one up for some time and it is really worth the read.

Willow is extremely smart and doesn't believe in small talk. Her hobbies are medicine and plants and surprisingly she doesn't fit in with many of the kids at her old school. She doesn't fit in with the kids in her new school either. Her one friend is because she wanted the challenge of learning a foreign language to speak to her--and learned that language in a week!

This is a story about not labeling people--about family being what you make it--and about believing in yourself and others.

When Willow's parents are tragically and unexpectedly taken from her, she relies on that one friend, her family, and an apathetic school councilor to keep her safe and help her find her way in the world.

I loved this book. It needs to be read. Though it is considered middle grade, I believe a great number of young adults would enjoy this book as well and I hope it can find its way into their hands.

5 Stars on Goodreads. 

Oh, and as if there wasn't enough to love in this book, she wants to live in a library, because "books = comfort"

ARC provided by publisher at BEA

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I just noticed this review and wondered if you would like to link it in to the current monthly collection of books that people loved on Carole's Chatter. This is the link There are already some great books linked in that you might be interested in. It would be super if you came on over. Cheers