"Every person has lots on ingredients to make them into what is a one-of-a-kind creation."
This coming of age novel is about being an outcast and discovering the meaning of family.
Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, who has a serious passion for plants, medical conditions, and takes comfort in counting by 7s. However, it is hard for her to bond and connect with anyone besides her parents. When a devastating tragedy occurs and both of her parents get killed in a car crash, is leaves Willow alone. Losing her parents propels her on a journey to find belonging, and pushes her through her troubles.
This coming of age novel is recommended for fans of One for the Murphys, Brown Girl Dreaming, and A Mango- Shaped Space
“Willow’s story is one of renewal, and her journey of rebuilding the ties that unite people as a family will stay in readers’ hearts long after the last page” -School Library Journal, starred review.
Review by Caitlyn, 2024