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Count Me In by Varsha Bajaj – Book Review

 

Title: Count Me In
Author: Varsha Bajaj
Publisher: Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Books
Release Date: August 27, 2019

Karina and Chris may be next door neighbors but they also might as well live on opposite sides of the country. Their interactions are few and far between. As a result, each develop a multitude of assumptions about the other. When Karina’s grandfather moves in, he becomes a bridge between her and Chris. Their friendship blooms, but a hateful attack on Karina’s grandfather brings them even closer together. While Karina’s grandfather recovers from the cowardly, racist assault, Karina and Chris grapple with their worlds