★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Book Review by Katherine B-R
This realistic fiction story shows the hardships of moving and the special connection of empathy between her and her younger brother.
I would definitely recommend this book. It is a little sad and very sweet. It pulls on your heartstrings and keeps you attached all throughout the story. Anyone who appreciates realistic fiction and great writing will love this book.
Counting Thyme is about Thyme, a girl whose family suddenly and unexpectedly moved to New York. Her brother got accepted into a new cancer trial but there are many complications and they don’t know when they will get to move back. She misses her friends, her parents are keeping secrets, her brother’s in pain, her sister is being mean, and her neighbor’s just being very strange. The one thing keeping her sane is her jar of the slips of time her parents give her when she does something well. She’s saving up for something special but how could she ever reach it with all that’s going on in New York?