A few years ago, I received an ARC of Holly Goldberg Sloan's book, I'll Be There. It was a great read! Then, this April at TLA, I got an ARC of her second novel, Counting by 7s. I love this book and will be ordering it for the SBMS library when it comes out in August!
Holly Goldberg Sloan wrote screenplays for movies you might recognize, such as Angels in the Outfield and The Big Green. She has an amazing grasp on characterization and it feels like her characters could come to life any moment. After I finished reading last night, I wanted to sit down with the main character, Willow, and talk to her about what happened in the novel. I can't wait for kids to read this!