Counting by 7s

ISBN9780142422861
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedSeptember 16, 2014
Pages400
AuthorHolly Goldberg Sloan
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.0 Kg.
Height7.8 in.
Width5.1 in.
Depth1.0 in.

Counting by 7s

Holly Goldberg Sloan

PAPERBACK

September 16, 2014

Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn’t kept her from leading a quietly happy life . . . until now.
 
Suddenly Willow’s world is tragically changed when her parents 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 odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read.

Counting by 7s

Holly Goldberg Sloan

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ISBN9780142422861
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedSeptember 16, 2014
Pages400
AuthorHolly Goldberg Sloan
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.0 Kg.
Height7.8 in.
Width5.1 in.
Depth1.0 in.

Synopsis

Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn’t kept her from leading a quietly happy life . . . until now.
 
Suddenly Willow’s world is tragically changed when her parents 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 odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read.

Editorial Reviews

“Willow's story is one of renewal, and her journey of rebuilding the ties that unite people as a family will stay in readers' hearts long after the last page.”

– School Library Journal

“A graceful, meaningful tale featuring a cast of charming, well-rounded characters who learn sweet—but never cloying—lessons about resourcefulness, community, and true resilience in the face of loss.”

– Booklist

“What sets this novel apart from the average orphan-finds-a-home book is its lack of sentimentality, its truly multicultural cast (Willow describes herself as a “person of color”; Mai and Quang-ha are of mixed Vietnamese, African American, and Mexican ancestry), and its tone. . . . Poignant.”

– The Horn Book