I just finished reading "Counting by 7s", which my little sister had recommended. I really enjoyed it, and Willow's quirky personality, but further on in the book, I began to lose interest. It is a long book for younger children, but with motivation, I finished. The plot line focuses on Willow, a preteenager dealing with her parents' death. Children that have experienced this may not be ready to read this sort of material, but it is an appropriate novel that I really enjoyed.