Counting By 7s

Counting By 7s 2

by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/07/2014

4/5 Rating 2 Reviews

On the 7th day of the 7th month (is it any wonder I love the number?) my new parents drove north to a hospital 257 miles from their home, where they named me after a cold-climate tree and changed the world. Counting By 7s is the story of Willow Chance, a twelve-year-old girl who has been identified at an early age as gifted. Willow lives in Bakersfield, California and comes home from school one day to the news that her parents have been killed in a traffic accident. What follows is Willows search to find a place where she belongs.

General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Paperback / softback
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Scholastic Australia
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Holly Goldberg Sloan

Holly Goldberg Sloan was born in Michigan and spent her childhood living in Holland, Turkey, Washington DC, California and Eugene, Oregon.

She has written and directed a number of successful feature films. The mother of two sons, Holly lives with her husband, Gary Rosen, in Santa Monica, California.

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  • 5,6,7

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    Willow Chance is a genius. She enjoys diagnosing medical conditions, nature and finds comfort in counting by 7’s but has never really managed to find where she fits in. When tragedy strikes, she is forced to adapt to new surroundings and finds that sometimes family isn’t what you thought. Goldberg Sloan develops complex and interesting characters that you can’t help but love. This is a beautiful, moving debut for ages 12+

  • Heartwarming!

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    My favourite Young Adult novel of the year! Twelve year old Willow is a gifted and beautiful little character. A truly heart-warming story about the goodness of people and life…