Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Probability of Miracles

10710505Dry, sarcastic, sixteen-year-old Cam Cooper has spent the last seven years in and out hospitals. The last thing she wants to do in the short life she has left is move 1,500 miles away to Promise, Maine - a place known for the miraculous events that occur there. But it's undeniable that strange things happen in Promise: everlasting sunsets; purple dandelions; flamingoes in the frigid Atlantic; an elusive boy named Asher; and finally, a mysterious envelope containing a list of things for Cam to do before she dies. As Cam checks each item off the list, she finally learns to believe - in love, in herself, and even in miracles.

A debut novel from an immensely talented new writer, The Probability of Miracles crackles with wit, romance and humor and will leave readers laughing and crying with each turn of the page.

*May Contain Spoilers*

Wendy Wunder shares the story of a girl who learns to hope with her novel, The Probability of Miracles. When the doctor's tell Cam that western medicine has done all it can for her, without any relief, her family takes her to a place where unbelievable things are known to happen as a final effort to save Cam's life.

Cam is an angsty, sarcastic, faithless, and hopeless teenager who is dying. But before she passes, she is determined to finish her Flamingo List, a younger version of the "bucket list." Readers spend the summer with Cam as she falls in love, loses her virginity, and gains a new perspective on life while experimenting with some not so serious shoplifting. Readers will connect with Cam based on their own desires of life. They witness a young girl with limitless potential try to help those around her before she dies. 

The plot follows Cam as she and her family move from Florida to Maine, in hopes of a miracle. A miracle Cam doesn't believe in. Though the real miracle is that she gets to spend this last summer as a normal teenager. The novel is incredibly moving and sad though triumphant and hopeful. Highly recommended. 

Rating: 4/5 Cups

1 comment:

  1. So I admit that I didn't read your review since there may be spoilers but your 4 cup rating and the synopsis has me won over. This book sounds really good! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.