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Books to Bond Over With Your Tween Reader

7. 'Counting by Sevens,' by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Willow Chance, a 12-year-old genius, finds it comforting to count by 7s. She has trouble connecting with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but she's happy.
 
When both parents both die in a tragic car crash, she finds herself alone in the world. Willow's journey to find a new surrogate family is an extraordinary story of triumph over tragedy.