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The Probability of Miracles Hardcover – December 8, 2011
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"Funny and entertaining."
--New York Times Book Review
"The story unfolds through narration as beautiful as 'the sun's everlasting gobstopper descent behind the lighthouse.'"
--Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW
"A witty, clever, meaningful, kind of kooky life-sometimes-stinks-but-it's-all-we-have tour de force."
--School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
"Wonderfully bittersweet, with just as much humor as sadness."
"A funny, quirky, and uplifting novel that will stay with the reader long after one is finished reading it."
--Library Media Connection
"Some readers prefer a little whimsy and bittersweet philosophy to tear-jerking and the story of Cam's final summer will be just what they are looking for."
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This tale of romance, adventure, chasing dreams, and finding the power in home is a DO NOT MISS!"
"Hilarious, wry, heartbreaking, and profound all at the same time."
--Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars
About the Author
When she's not writing or spending time with her miraculous daughter, Cadence, Wendy teaches yoga in Boston. Like Cam, she has always wanted a Volkswagen Beetle in Vapor. The Probability of Miracles is her first novel, and yes, Wendy Wunder is her real name. You can visit her online at www.probabilityofmiracles.com.
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This book is about a teenage girl, Campbell, who has cancer. At the start of the book, Cam goes to the doctor for a checkup where she finds out the cancer has spread throughout her entire body, and her doctor tells her there is nothing more that can be done. Cam accepts this, but her mom, Alicia, and her sister Perry, don't, and so they drag Cam to Promise, Maine, where miracles are said to happen. Along the way, they stop at Cam's best friend Lily's house. Throughout the novel, Alicia and Perry are convinced that miracles happen, while Cam thinks the complete opposite. While in Promise, Cam becomes obsessed with doing everything on her bucket list, meets a boy, and generally starts living a fuller life. miracles happen in this book.
when I first got this book, and I was reading some of the miracles, I was regretting getting it because I wrongly assumed I knew what was gunna happen, and I thought it would be stupid... I was wrong, it was amazing, stop reading this review and go read the book!! :)
I completely fell in love with this book. I loved the characters, the setting and the author's heartfelt writing. This book moved me. I laughed out loud, I felt sorrow and yes, I cried myself to sleep when I finished it this morning. If I were still a teenager, I would want to be in Cam's group of friends. I would dance with them and travel to Disney and help her steal a 'unicorn'! I would make a Flamingo List and cross my goals off the list. I would have been there on the dock with Cam and Asher when they were freeing Homer.
Cam...oh, Cam. She's funny and sarcastic and doubtful of most positive thoughts. She doesn't want to believe in miracles, can't believe in them. Her character grew and I felt like I grew with her. I was able to see the world through her eyes as her views began changing. My heart broke for her, but she was such a fighter! Her own heart wasn't broken for herself, she just kept going.
This book is now in my 'Top 5' of all time. Honestly. I'm 35 years old and I've read a lot of books. I am excited for upcoming works by this wonderful author! And as of right now, I haven't started another book because I want to live in the world of Promise, Maine for just a little while longer. My kinship with these characters isn't over yet...
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