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.
Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan is a beautifully written and moving story about Willow Chance an eccentric 12 year-old genius. Willow is obsessed with the number seven, plants and medical conditions. Willow is an outsider and must connect with other people after her parents are killed in a car crash. She has mastered so many things like medical textbooks and languages but now she needs friends and a family. As she gets to know others, bonds are formed, and new challenges and goals develop that Willow takes on. Just like the plants she loves this story blossoms and stays with you.