The Probability of Miracles
By Wendy Wunder
Publication Date: Dec. 8, 2011
Publisher: Razorbill, 360 pages
Source: A lovely holiday present!
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.
— Goodreads.com description
This is a novel is about a place where dreams can come true.
And, no, that’s not Disney World.
Cam should know — she’s spent most of her life working at the theme park…and most of her life battling cancer. In a last-ditch effort before she dies, her mom convinces her to move to Promise, Maine, a mystical down known for its healing powers.
It’s a story about cancer, yeah. But it’s also a story about how Promise changes Cam. In Promise, Cam’s cynical ways (and, guys, she is so so so funny and enjoyable) are put up against miracle after miracle. In time, it forces her to rethink everything.
It’s a funny but poignant book that will inspire you to have a little hope and look for miracles in your own life. It’s sad, touching and a little swoony. I think you’ll all love it.
And so Sobfest 2012 continues…so many good but sobby books this year!