The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
Release Date: December 8, 2011
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Age Group: Young Adult
Format: Advance Reader Copy
Challenge: 2011 Debut Author Challenge
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Dry, 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.
One word. Incredible.
I was apprehensive about reading this novel. The big C has hit my family this year, and I wasn’t sure how I was going to react to reading a book about a girl dying of cancer. I was anticipating that this novel was going to be a heavy read, I thought it would hit to close to home and that I wouldn’t be able to “enjoy” the story.
I not only enjoyed reading this novel, it is one of my favorite novels of 2011. This book hits you hard, well maybe it just hit me hard, but it was a good thing.
My favorite thing about this novel was Cam. She was perfect. She is what I want all the heroines I read about to be. She’s sarcastic and brutally honest, yet you know that she cares deeply for those people she is close to. Her mother and her sister especially. Hard outer shell, warm and gooey center! Cam handles her impending death with the class and acceptance that you would expect from someone well beyond her years.
Cam isn’t the only character that is incredible well written. I loved them all! From the quirky residents of Promise, Cam’s Nana, and Lily!
Unforgettable characters and a beautiful story.
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