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DOC ´ READER Counting by 7s ☆ FREE × REFLECTIONSLISBURNLTD ✓ 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 hasnThat hasn’t kept her from leading a uietly happy lifeuntil nowSuddenly 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 “When you care about other people it takes the spotlight off your own drama” I didn’t give the cover much thought aside from thinking it’s cute but after reading the book just looking at it forms a lump in my throat that if I didn’t control would certainly leak out of my eyes sniffs Willow an incredibly smart young girl represents the lone red fish in the cover swimming in a different direction as she loses her sense of balance direction and meaning after the accident that took the life of both her parents in a single day Counting by 7s has always been her sort of stability her comfort until the accident happened and a huge chunk of her brightness toward her own life has snuffed out “And that is why the deepest form of pain comes out as silence” I’m not giving the book five stars because some parts of the plot and even Willow’s character are uite unbelievable but I’m very forgiving in this case because it’s a middle grade book What I did love about Willow is her keen and spotless scientific usually very funny observations and how she brings changes to the lives of the people she touched Here are just some of her very insightful observations “Teenage boys are so easily amused” “It has been my experience that rewarding and heartbreaking often go hand in hand”“I experienced syncope a transient loss of consciousness commonly known as passing out Yes I fainted”“I wish I that I were old enough to just go live in the and study the plants there because it is possible that one of them holds the key to the cure for cancer”“I will try to convey a positive attitude while at the same time monitoring my blood pressure and vital signs There have been cases of stress induced cardiomyopathy which also is known as broken heart syndrome” I’ll uote the entire book if I couldAnd even though the rest of the characters are slightly stereotyped it didn’t stop me from enjoying their memorable roles in the story and how together they form a connection and bond even stronger than that of a family This middle school book is actually a health book an encyclopedia a dictionary a psychological reference and a literary read all in one and that will make you laugh and cry alternately Middle school reads never fail me

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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 rea An excellent introduction to the Manic Pixie Dream Girl phenomenon for kids Watch the uirky plucky feisty vocabulary obsessed orphan genius change the lives of everyone around her just by existing WhooObviously not wowed It had a very magical world sort of feel to it a bit of fairy tale in its oddness They kept saying she was a genius but except for a few offscreen things passing tests for adults you never felt that Also before her parents' deaths which how odd to have the diagnosis scene right before that? So this was probably all going to happen no matter what? she sort of seemed to have OCD ie counting by 7s to calm herself and perhaps be on the spectrum Yet when her world falls apart she doesn't continue these behaviors? They're coping techniues Commonly found when one is trying to cope with things Like life becoming unrecognizable That felt odd The whole thing felt odd Probably closer to 25 stars but I'm giving a slight benefit of the doubt because the e ARC I read was formatted so poorly which didn't help

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Counting by 7sWillow 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 Original review posted on The Book Smugglers Warning this review contains spoilersIt is difficult to pinpoint the exact moment when I fell out of love with Counting by 7s but it happened slowly yet inexorably in the hours after I finished reading itOn the surface this is an innocuous book full of good intentions it is a book featuring different stories about diverse PoC characters including its protagonist It is also a beautiful story about different kinds of families about deep connections that can be formed between people from different walks of life and above all it is about surviving adversity It is a touching story that made me laugh and that made me cry But it also made me ponder and uestion its main messageCounting by 7s’ main character is Willow Chance a little girl who has lost two sets of parents in her short life – she never knew her blood parents and her adoptive ones die in a terrible accident She is all alone in the world apart from Dell a school counsellor whose therapy methods are completely unprofessional; and from a couple of new friends she has met recently Those friends are the siblings Mai and uang ha who is also seeing Dell for his disruptive behaviour who end up convincing their mother Pattie to take care of Willow temporarilyWillow is a special person she is a 12 year old genius obsessed with nature and with diagnosing medical conditions and who has found it difficult to deal and connect to people until this tragedy has forced her toThe story is centred on Willow’s specialness – despite her oddness she is extremely endearing and moves everybody around her that they all end up changing their lives for the better It is a touching story that made me laugh and that made me cry But it also made me ponder and uestion its main messageIt is not for nothing that the official blurb compares it to Wonder by R J Palacio it has a similar motif a similar structure head jumping and it provoked a similar reaction on meI had three main problems with the novel Dell’s counselling theories that go basically unchallenged; the novel’s ending; and its strange relationship with moneyDell – Dell is a terrible counsellor who doesn’t really know what he is doing and who often tries to exploit the system who at first tried to exploit Willow’s knowledge for his own gain and who has a way of labelling his patients in an extremely problematic way For some reason schools sent him their worst cases and he does absolutely nothing to help them In fairness Dell is NOT supposed to be a good counsellor but he is shown in a fairly sympathetic light that is also supposed to be endearing and funny Willow calls him out on the way that he labels the kids he sees but this is as far as the narrative goes on really challenging his role – in the end he is shown as having grown and changed but no word is said about the kids whose lives he has affected negatively and who he was supposed to have helped That his therapy method worked for Willow because of her specialness does not mean anything in a wider context but is everything that the novel is worried aboutThe ending in the end Pattie ends up adopting Willow Now up until the very ending of the novel Pattie was shown as a resourceful intelligent caring woman who loves her kids and who cares for Willow deeply She is also someone who struggles to make ends meet who runs her own small business but who still has financial problems Her and her two kids live in a one room garage with no bathroom or kitchen She shares a bed with her daughter It is hinted that their living conditions is one of the main reasons why her son is having behaviour issues They are presented as extremely poor which only makes their attempt to help Willow all the heart warmingThen in the end it is revealed that Patt