Monday, January 2, 2012

The Probability of Miracles - Wendy Wunder

Name: The Probability of Miracles
Author: Wendy Wunder
Format: Hardcover
Source: Bought new
Rating: 5/5

Goodreads Summary:
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 humour and will leave readers laughing and crying with each turn of the page
I feel emotionally drained after reading this book.  I am still process this book. It was so amazingly good.  Wunder’s writing was heartbreaking and gut renching.  This is an amazing debut novel.  I can’t put into words how much I loved this book. This book takes your emotions in different directions, one minute you wanted to laugh at Cam and Perry and in the next instance you want wanted to cry.
The Main character is Cam Cooper who is a dry, sarcastic sixteen year old girl with a wide movie collection.  Her sister Perry and her mom are her support as she is in and out of hospitals and it is her family who decides to take Cam to Promise, Maine in the hope of a miracle.
The sacrifices Cam’s family makes for her are astounding.  It tore my heart to read their struggles. Perry and Alicia were hilarious and supportive of Cam. They did everything they could for her and more.  I really loved all the characters, even sarcastic Cam.  She turned out to be an amazing character, she was a little selfish at first but I never got frustrated with her.  She was a character that I knew would only impress me more as the book went on.
This book does deal with a serious and unfortunate disease that affects millions, and having lost friends to cancer this made this book hard to read at points.  I hope everyone reads this book, it is so so good. I want Wunder to write a million more books for me to read.

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