Counting by 7s
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Counting by 7s

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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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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 134 x 146mm | 171g
  • Bolinda Audio Books
  • Tullamarine, Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1486286291
  • 9781486286294
  • 2,143,878

Review quote

'Willow's story is one of renewal, and her journey of rebuilding the ties that unite people as a family will stay in readers hearts long after the last page.' -- School Library Journal '... extraordinary and even inspirational.' -- Publishers Weekly 'Bright and heartfelt ... an uplifting story.' -- Kirkus Reviews 'A beautiful and entertaining story of unexpected friendships and building family ties. -- The Guardian 'A graceful, meaningful tale, featuring a cast of charming, well-rounded characters.' -- Booklist
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About Holly Goldberg Sloan

Holly Goldberg Sloan was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and spent her childhood living in Holland, Istanbul, Turkey, Washington DC, Berkeley, California and Eugene, Oregon. After graduating from Wellesley College and spending some time as an advertising copywriter, she began writing and directing family feature films, including Angels in the Outfield and Made in America. Counting by 7s, her first middle-grade novel, was a New York Times Bestseller. The mother of two sons, Holly lives with her husband in Santa Monica, California. Robin Miles is a narrator with over 15 years of experience. In addition to reading works of fiction, autobiography and sociology, Robin has been heard reciting geophysical facts at the Museum of Natural History in NYC, leading sexual-harassment training on the internet, imparting New York's legal codes for disabled lawyers and providing dubbing and dialogue for dozens of feature films and television shows.
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Rating details

50,802 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 43% (21,746)
4 37% (19,034)
3 15% (7,382)
2 3% (1,685)
1 2% (955)
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