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Win Counting by 7s!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

In the tradition of Out of My MindWonder, and Mockingbird, this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family. 

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.

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  1. maya said...:

    I loved Mockingbird and Wonder, so anything similar to it is something I want to read! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  1. Heather said...:

    sounds intriquing. Am wondering, autism, some sort of ADH.... Thanks for hosting this contest.

  1. It sounds tremendous, I'd love to follow along on Willow's journey. Thanks for the giveaway.

  1. I have heard about this book from a book vlog. The person said that they had gotten an advanced copy and couldn't wait to read it. I really want to read it also. :D

  1. Anonymous said...:

    It sounds interesting and I have only heard good thing about this book.

    Carolyn Valdez

  1. Christina K. said...:

    Because Willow sounds like a marvelous unique kid, whose story matters:))

    LOVE how there's a family element in this one:)

    Thank you:)

  1. This book sounds unusual. Not to mention a book about grief that isn't about grief is intriguing.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I wanted to read this book when I saw it on a bloggers waiting on Wednesday. So happy it's in a giveaway!

  1. Today I contacted our library and they don't have the book. Have heard wonderful things about it!!! Great post! Thanks!

  1. I've never read any of her books, but this one is getting amazing reviews. It's high on my TBR list.