Mon, May 7, 2012

Miracle by Elizabeth Scott Book Review

Miracle by Elizabeth Scott book cover

By Elizabeth Scott

Publication date: June 5, 2012
Simon Pulse, 224 pages
Source: From my girls Sash & Em

Megan survived the plane crash—but can she survive the aftermath? An intense, emotional novel from the author of The Unwritten Rule and Between Here and Forever.

Megan is a miracle. At least, that’s what everyone says. Having survived a plane crash that killed everyone else on board, Megan knows she should be grateful just to be alive. But the truth is, she doesn’t feel like a miracle. In fact, she doesn’t feel anything at all. Then memories from the crash start coming back.

Scared and alone, Megan doesn’t know whom to turn to. Her entire community seems unable—or maybe unwilling—to see her as anything but Miracle Megan. Everyone except for Joe, the beautiful boy next door with a tragic past and secrets of his own. All Megan wants is for her life to get back to normal, but the harder she tries to live up to everyone’s expectations, the worse she feels. And this time, she may be falling too fast to be saved…

— description

Miracle by Elizabeth Scott is a powerful and raw story about a teen struggling to cope with life as the sole survivor of a deadly plane crash. Masterfully told by Scott, Megan’s story is equal parts bone-rattling and soul-strengthening.

From the haunting first sentence on, I felt like I was experiencing the trauma of the plane crash — and its aftermath — right alongside of her. My heart was racing and my fingers were shaking.

I’ve loved Elizabeth Scott for years, but Miracle may be my favorite example of her work yet. I love her romances, I do — there’s a touch of it in this book too — but what Miracle helped me realize is that what I love most about her writing is how emotionally attached I get to her main characters.

And, oh boy, there are ALL THE EMOTIONS in this book. I was with Megan through all her highs and lows, and even when I thought she was acting batshit (pardon my language), I still felt for her and rooted for her.

Just…gah. Read this book. It is amazing, and I want to go give Elizabeth Scott a big, huge, amazing hug for writing it.

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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Posted by: Anna   •   In: death, depression, elizabeth scott, family, psychological


  1. Magan @ Rather Be Reading said:

    I definitely missed this one at TLA. I was so, so sad when I heard it had been put out and I wasn’t around. Oh, well! I’ll definitely still read it! Love that you said it’s one of your faves! Yippie! 🙂


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  2. Melissa @ Coffee, Books and Laundry said:

    I have not heard of this one. I do enjoy Elizabeth Scott books. Putting this on my WL. It is quite different than what she usually puts out, huh?


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  3. sarabara081 said:

    I can’t wait to read this! I featured it on my WoW a couple weeks ago because it sounds so good. I love these type of powerfully emotional stories. Great review! 🙂


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  4. Marie said:

    I LOVE E. Scott but I haven’t read anything of hers in awhile. I skipped Grace and I haven’t gotten around to As I Wake… but I’m absolutely looking forward to this title!


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  5. Jennie said:

    This sounds like one of those books to read when you need a little reality check. Or a book to really get lost in the emotions.

    I’ll be keeping my eyes out for this one.


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  6. Melanie @thedailyprohecy said:

    I have read one book from Elizabeth Scott before and it was a nice experience. This one is definitely on my list! 😀 Thanks for the review.


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