We were thrilled to find the following review of COUNTING BY 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan in the Guardian this weekend:
‘Already critically acclaimed in the US, this is a remarkable, lyrical and intensely moving novel about families and diversity, perfect for fans of WONDER.‘
Everyone at Piccadilly and Hot Key loves this book, and meeting Holly and her husband Gary when they came over for publication in May was a double thrill. Warm, funny and wise, they both have worked as producers and scriptwriters in Hollywood, and their stories and the people they know could keep you awake for days asking for more.
Many of Holly’s stories are about touring in places like Chicago where she did a school visit to a under-resourced school in a very tense difficult neighbourhood. But somehow the school had a reading group and the kids had prepared charts of the characters, and as the visit was part of Michelle Obama’s drive on eating properly, they had even prepared some of the food from the book. Holly pronounced it the best school visit she had ever made.
Holly talks about COUNTING BY 7s
I can only encourage you to read COUNTING BY 7s to see for yourself how beautifully and movingly she writes. It is a book that uplifts your heart and spirit. This is my recommendation for a book that leaves you not only satisfied but hopeful of the human condition, and we would love to hear your thoughts.