Monday, December 5, 2011

The Probability of Miracles Review

The Probability of Miracles

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.

What I Liked
I usually don't read realistic/contemporary fiction, but I was pleasantly surprised with the book. I found myself enthralled with the humorous characters, the sad situation for our main character and the journey of personal growth.
Cam: I enjoyed Cam's attitude problems, she is witty, sarcastic and can come up with some interesting things. I also liked the progression of her character throughout the book.
Supporting Characters: The rest of the characters, her mom, sister, Nana, Asher, friends and random people all added a humorous element that completely enhanced the story with their interesting interactions with Cam.
Even though I felt sad and sorry for the Cam, the book isn't really about that. The story is about learning to appreciate your life and to not take things for granted. Life is too short to waste. The book puts life into perspective and makes you contemplate where you are going and what you are going to be doing. It also serves as good reminder to live in the present moment.

I Didn't Like
I cried at the end, lets just leave it at that. 

A great book for people who love YA realistic/contemporary, but if you are willing to step out of your comfort reads away for fantasy this would be a good book to try.

December 8th 2011

This is a debut novel for Wendy

Do you read many realistic/contemporary books? 


1 comment:

BookLuvr Mindy said...

I usually love books that make me cry! That sucks.