Counting by 7s
Holly Goldberg Sloan
On the first day of middle school Willow determines that the best way to announce herself is to wear her full arborist costume. With her apiarist helmet and pull-along bag, she announces herself as different, someone to be avoided, or laughed at. The separation continues at school, and at home, until tragedy strikes. This is Willow finding her feet, counting her steps; everything good happens in sevens, doesn’t it? Willow is a delightful character, her genius, yet social uncertainty so evident, so in need of our reader protection and championing. Will anyone penetrate Willow’s carefully orchestrated wall? Meet Willow in ‘Counting by 7s‘. We recommend this book for older readers.