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Monday, October 13, 2014

Counting by 7s (YA)

Book #98 Read in 2014
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

I loved this book, though it was not without it's emotionally heartbreaking parts.  Willow is a bit different...intelligent, set in her routines, not very socially adept.  Her parents, who adopted her, are loving, caring and work with Willow's glitches.  Then Willow's world is turned upside down when her parents are killed in a car accident.  While Child Services are searching for a foster home for Willow, she begins a very unlikely new family of sorts....full of people with their own glitches. 

The writing is superb and the characters are wonderfully unique.  I loved Willow.  There is enough humor, emotion and mystery (will she find a good home?) to keep readers engaged.  I would recommend this to readers from middle school to high school to adults.  Loved it!

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