Title: Counting By 7’s
Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: August 29, 2013
Number of Pages: 384
Text Structure: Novel
Starter/Lead/Hook/Grabber: Who do you connect with? It is hard for Willow to connect with people.
Summary: A twelve year old girl named Willow loves nature , but it is hard for her to connect with anyone besides her adoptive parents . Willow has medical conditions so she finds it comforting to count by 7’s. Even though Willow only can connect with her adoptive parents that hasn’t kept her from leading a happy life … until now.
Reviewer’s Opinion: I really liked this book because it was happy. The main character never gave up even if she had no one to connect to or that her parents passed away. This book is a sad, but beautiful story.
Recommended For: Ages 10 and up
Related Books: Out of My Mind, Wonder, Fish In A Tree
Other Books by this Author: Just Call My Name, I’ll Be There, Keeper - Touchdown
Reviewed By: Kylie H., 5th Grade