Monday, April 2, 2012

Book Review: The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

Title: The Probability of Miracles
Author: Wendy Wunder
Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: December 8th 2011
Format: Hardback
Pages: 360
Summary from Goodreads;
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.
Review:
5+ stars, new favorite.
I -- how do I word this -- devoured this book. Yup, all 360 pages of it. This is one of those books that like, calls your name from your bookshelf. So, of course I picked it up. I loved the author's name too, Wendy Wunder. 

I was expecting a slow, detailed novel considering it's about the big C, but I was taken by surprise when I couldn't put the book down. I found myself laughing at Asher's cheekiness and Cam's dry and sarcastic humor. It was fast paced and had lots of details, but they weren't overdone. The only thing I wish the author had done was to introduce her little sister, Perry, into the story. Now, the place Cam and her family moved to? It wasn't that realistic, I mean, purple dandelions, everlasting sunsets, and flamingos when it's not their time of the year to be there? I really liked the place though. The girl in the cover is not what I imagined Cam to look like, but the cover in general was pretty.

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder is a fast paced book that you won't want to put down. Wunder manages to capture the perfect place with her detailed yet simple writing that will capture your attention and make you want to read on.

Trailer: This trailer is probably one of my favorites because of how simple it is. Also, the feathers were blue yet gorgeous. How can you not buy a copy after seeing the trailer? haha

5 comments:

  1. Wow, this looks really good :)! I definatley need to read this, without make up on though...I know I'll probably end up crying haha :')

    Great review :)!

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    1. You should and haha, maybe you shouldn't. :)
      Thanks.

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  2. I LOVE this book, I did cry, but no matter, it is one of the best reads of this year (so far!)

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    1. I didn't cry but I definitely felt for the characters. I know! Mine too. :) well, beside The immortal Rules of course.

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