Counting by 7s is a book I’d been meaning to read and people have highly recommended to me but only got around to now. And, I can’t believe I had put off reading this book for so long! It has elements from a couple of other books I enjoyed- The Meaning of Maggie and A Snicker of Magic (which is another one of my most favorite favorites)- but Counting by 7s is singularly its own wonderful entity.
I loved the characters from twelve-year-old Willow Chance who likes to assess other people’s medical conditions to Quang-ha, a lone wolf of a teenager who is more insightful than he lets on.
I had refrained from reading this sooner because the tragedy of losing two sets of parents seemed overdramatic and unnecessary but everything that results from it is incredible- heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. That what the story is about- the surprising consequences of our actions- or from life’s unexpected moments.
No one who meets and understands comes out unaffected.Readers will feel transformed as well!
My Audio/Video Pick of the week is “When Your Feet Don’t Touch the Ground” from the musical Finding Neverland, sung by Gary Barlow. I love sad songs! They make me happy.
What are you celebrating this week?