Wed, February 15, 2012

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder Review

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!

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Posted by: Anna   •   In: death, romance, wendy wunder
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  1. Katie said:

    “And so Sobfest 2012 Continues…” lol. I think this sounds great! And I don’t mind a few tears on my pages 🙂 Plus, I LOVE the cover!

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  2. Ginger @ GReads! said:

    LOVED this book, so much. It was the last book I read in 2011 & what a way to end it. You know me & those sob-fest reads set in a cozy beach town with a swoony boy *sigh*

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  3. Tara said:

    The sobfest does continue! I need to reserve a weekend to read both this and TFIOS so I don’t look a hot mess out in public.

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  4. FARRAH said:

    Okay, this review just sold me on it. *adds to my to-buy list* I’ve been hearing great things about this, but swoony? sobby? all around good? I must check it out. 🙂

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  5. Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books said:

    I absolutely want to read this! It sounds fantastic.

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  6. Annette said:

    I just read and reviewed this one and loved it. Very well done – a difficult topic, but an enjoyable books. Great review!

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  7. Jamie said:

    I need to read this book..don’t I? It’s just screaming JAMIE JAMIE JAMIE! WHY do I always get drawn to books about cancer?? But I trust youuu.

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  8. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase said:

    This one sounds really great! I could have sworn I had it on my Goodreads TBR list, but it’s there now!
    I love your new layout, BTW! So clean an pretty!
    Oh, and I see you’re reading The Fault in Our Stars right now. Get ready to continue that sobfest!!! 😉

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  9. Heidi said:

    Me blubbering as I throw down this book: No more cancer books!….even though that one was really good. And made me laugh.

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  10. elena said:

    Oh gosh, you had me at the first line of your review! I really want to read this book and you just made me want to read it even more. I feel like I’ll cry reading this book too.

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  11. VeganYANerds said:

    Just from the description I know this will be such a sad book and even though I’ve read a couple of teen-with-cancer stories recently, I definitely want to read this! Love the cover too.

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  12. Lucy said:

    It really is Sobfest 2012! I adored this book though. Your review makes me want to read it again.

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  13. Lisa [is busy nerding] said:

    1. Your new layout is RAD.
    2. This cover rules.
    3. Cam sounds like a snarky and honest narrator. Yes please.

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  14. Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) said:

    I don’t like sobfests! That’s why I don’t read many contemps. But I’m trying to read more of them in 2012, and I’m doing well so far. This one sits high in my stack and I’ll get to it soon. And I’ll sob uncontrollably, I’m sure. When I start, I usually can’t stop. But I’m committed!

    And the cover is SO PRETTY. I’m such a cover girl.

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  15. Lori said:

    I really adored this book. It was the perfect mixture of funny and heartbreaking. Fantastic review.

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  16. Jasmine Rose said:

    So both you AND Ginger adore this one? Well, I most certainly need to get to this one soon then, don’t I?

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  17. Magan @ Rather Be Reading said:

    I have this on my bookshelf right now. I can’t wait to read it. I’m kind of glad so many books are making me FEEL things this year. It’s been a great year of books so far!

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  18. Katelyn said:

    What is up with all the sobby books this year? My emotional and stress levels cannot take it! this book does sound incredibly wonderful though! I may need to just break down, but a box of tissues and finally read it!

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