Counting Thyme

Book review by Jan Carr, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Sensitive, engaging tale of girl with seriously ill brother.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 10+

A younger brother with neuroblastoma

This is a very good book about a very difficult subject. Thyme has to reach into her heart to help her cancer-riddled little brother who is undergoing treatment while she is trying to cope with the family's recent move from California to New York City, loss of friends, a new school, and highly preoccupied parents. The story is told in a very sensitive way, and I liked that Thyme is shown to be a very real and thoughtful girl.
age 9+

Several Good Themes of Change and Sacrifice

I enjoyed my preview read of this book for my students. None of the themes were beyond their age range, and I did care about the characters enough to feel emotion.

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