Now I am not a book reviewer. I am one person in my micro-business and don't have time to do what professional reviewers can so much better. I recommend books after reading them and their reviews. I just had to share my thoughts on this book and hope that more people will read it.
Willow Chance is a 12 year-old genius intellectually but very awkward socially. The day she finally makes a friend she loses both parents in a tragic accident. She has no extended family, no community to support her in her time of need. She is completely alone, except for the friend she finds in Mai, a high school student seeing the same counselor; her counselor, who is inept is all things both personal and professional but he cares, a taxi driver who thinks she is an angel sent to guide him to a better life and Mai's mother who is, well, a mother and sees a child in need and steps in to make things happen so she won't just be swallowed up by the foster system.
That is all I'm going to say about the book. I haven't finished it yet. What I would like to say is that it shows the importance of family and community in our lives. I believe that we are all connected in that huge community called the human race and see it all around me. I hope that readers will be charmed by the quirky characters, recognize the magical moments, and experience the same sense of wonder I had while reading it.