This Blog is Dedicated to our dear friend Karen.
When she left this life she left a hole in our hearts as well as several to be read books.
We, her friends, will read these books for her.
This blog will be a sort of book club for us to post our thoughts and feelings about the stories and feelings we have of Karen while we read.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

#433 Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan


When I started this book I thought it was going to be a light, quirky read about a genius 12 year old and how she is so awkward amongst her peers due to her high IQ.  I would have been pleased with that alone, but it was much more.  A tragedy took place leaving this child lost temporarily, however, the group of people she had surrounded herself with became the most unlikely family she could have expected yet accepted her and grew to love her.  It was so nice seeing how these loners came together and grow and it shows how family isn't always blood.

One of my favorite quotes in the book was when Willow explains why she was found in the library directly after she found out the bad news:

To me anyway.

I could relate with Willow and found it perfect as the six of us work on reading Karen's books.  It brings us comfort.

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