Thursday, June 5, 2014

Counting By 7s

Counting By 7s By: Holly Goldberg Sloan

Willow loves the number 7, it helps her keep order in her life.  She was adopted by her parents and loves them very much. She is a genius, and loves to garden, learn, and tells things like they are. When she is given a test in middle school, she scores perfect, the school accuses her of cheating.  They cannot prove this, but order her to see Mr. Dell Duke for counseling. Dell is a little odd himself, and when he realizes that Willow is a genius he gets excited. When Willow meets a pair of Dell's other cases, she forms a bond with them.  Willow gets some tragic news, her parents are killed in a car accident, Mai tells the police that Willow will stay with them.  In the events that unfold, Willow and all the characters find that they can find a family when they are in the worst places.

This was a wonderful book.  It is really hard to explain, but the journey that each character goes through in these pages was heartbreaking and heartwarming throughout.  I loved how they all bound together to make a home for Willow, and with her in their lives they are able to do things that they never thought possible. Wow.

I bought this from the Scholastic Book Order.
ISBN: 978-0-545-67401-0

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