Monday, January 6, 2014
Counting By 7s
But things are about to get a lot harder for Willow when she returns from school one day to find police officers waiting to tell her that her parents died in a car accident. Willow has never been more alone in her life.
She will have to create a new life for herself with the help of people she barely knows. Her ineffectual school counselor, her new friend Mai, and Mai's Vietnamese family, even a cab driver.
Willow is numb from her tragedy, but this odd and broken little girl will inspire and connect everyone around her and maybe even create a new family for herself along the way.
I loved Holly Goldberg Sloan's book and its wonderful message of finding hope in the face of tragedy!