Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

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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. 
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.
There are books that with you for a long time, I found The Probability of Miracles to be one of those books. I could relate to Cam, so much. We had a lot of the same interests. I admired the sarcasm and bravery that she had in the situation that she was in. The sick parts of the book were easy for me to relate to and I understood where she was coming from. The list that Cam had, reminded me of Tessa from Before I Die by Jenny Downham, which is one of my favorite books. I also liked that Wendy included Cam's culture as a celebration of life, especially as she explores  polynesian dance.
Perry, Cam's Sister, has the optimism that I wished that I could have at times. Her belief in miracles is so amazing. I also loved her belief in unicorns. Her mom never gave up and the strength that she had, reminded me of my mom. The humor that her Nana had, was amazing and I loved the strength that she added to the story. Asher was a great character, he has experienced so much tragedy and is stuck dealing with a cracked mirror of his past life. There are many other characters that I adored, each character had their own voices and personality.
The plot of The Probability of Miracles is magical. Even thought this book is full of sadness, Wendy Wunder captures a story that is full of hope and a celebration of life. It is also one of those books that you will be thinking of, even after the book has ended and that you will continue to want to know more. I can't wait to read another book from Wunder, because this book was immensely wonderful and captured everything that I love. I recommend that you read this book as soon as possible. It


  1. Sounds like a wonderful. Definitely pushing this one up on my wishlist.

  2. I've been staring at this book for a while now. So I'm glad you've given it such a positive review. I'm now officially adding it to my Must Read List (which shall be conquered post TBR completion).

  3. The Probability of Miracles seems like a very thoughtful book, and one of my goals this year is to read more of those. I'm looking forward to this one.

  4. This sounds great! I'm definitely adding it to my list!


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