Saturday, August 3, 2013
COUNTING BY 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Willow Chance is a twelve year old genius. She has an amazing retention for medical facts and a real knack for plants and nature. One of her favorite pastimes is counting by 7s. Although she doesn't have many friends, she lives a happy, full life with her adoptive parents.
All the happiness ends when Willow's parents are tragically killed in a car accident. With no relatives available to care for Willow, she ends up in temporary foster care with a Vietnamese woman and her son and daughter. Willow had meet the two young teens after a session with the school counselor never dreaming she would soon be living with them behind their mother's nail salon.
Willow's unique view of the world gives her insight into many things most people would miss. In her own quiet way she touches the lives of her new guardian and the people who step up to take care of her. As she learns to cope with her new circumstances she also improves life for all those around her.
COUNTING BY 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan is an inspirational story about a courageous little girl on a journey to reclaim life after tragedy. I was captivated by Willow's story immediately and suggest readers get their hands on a copy as soon as it is released August 29, 2013.