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Estelle: Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: August 29, 2013 Publisher: Dial Pages: 384 Target audience: Middle grade Keywords: tragedy, family, adoption, young geniuses Format read: ARC from TLA. (Thanks!) Other book reviewed by author: I’ll Be There Summary: When her adoptive parents die in a car accident, […]

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August 28, 2013 - 8:12 pm

Bookworm1858 - I think this sounds exactly like the kind of book I love-with all the threads tying together at the end for a heartwarming story. I look forward to giving it a try!

August 28, 2013 - 4:11 pm

Lauren @ Love is not a triangle - I haven’t seen any reviews of this one, though I have a copy from BEA, so I’m really excited to read your thoughts. Love stories about odd characters. This girl sounds endearing and I can’t wait to meet her. I also love that she’s ‘adopted’ by people in her life that step up to care about her. And most of all, when you said this book “felt like a poetic masterpiece” I was sold! Thanks for this review!!

August 28, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Alexa Y. - I loved this one too! Willow is such a quirky main character, and I think Sloan pulls that off perfectly. She’s actually a character I found relatable, in spite of being very different from me. I think the story was also incredible, especially with how everything falls into place at the end. So good!

August 27, 2013 - 8:44 am

Jamie - So glad to see a favorable review from you because I was super excited for this one but have seen a few unfavorable reviews for it..something about the ending?

I loved I’ll Be There so I’m excited to jump back into her writing because it’s always so beautiful and vivid. I’ve been putting it off since seeing these reviews (does that ever happen to you? Put a book lower on the TBR bc of bad reviews?) but now I’m moving it back up!

August 27, 2013 - 6:02 am

VeganYANerds - So, so glad you liked this! I haven’t read Holly’s previous book (though I own it) and have heard so much about what an excellent author she is 🙂 Also, I love this cover!

August 26, 2013 - 11:34 pm

Jen - Eeep, I’m so excited to get my hands on this one! I love the sound of the plot for this one, and Willow seems like a really smart girl that I’d like. The character relationships in the story look like they are strong and special among each one. And tissues on hand? Shoot, girlie! Fabulous review, Estelle!

August 26, 2013 - 10:58 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Oh awesome! I have this one from BEA but haven’t read it yet. I’m glad to see such a good review from you! I always get scared with the books that look really good but I don’t really know much about. I definitely trust your reviews! 🙂