The Probability of Miracles

The Probability of Miracles  by Wendy Wunder

“We weren’t put on this earth to go it alone.” – Wendy Wunder, The Probability of Miracles

The dry and sarcastic Cam Cooper has terminal cancer and no one has been able to save her. She has been in and out of hospitals for years, undergoing various treatments and her family is losing hope. So her mom makes the family pack up the car and move 1,500 miles away to Promise, Maine – a place known for the miraculous events that occur there, in the hopes it would be Cam’s miracle.

I found the main character to be far too cynical and cold and was unable to relate to her. I also did not enjoy the writing style, it felt like I was inside the brain of a 12 year old. The writing was a bit confusing and I found myself having to constantly reread paragraphs in order to understand what was going on.

There were some beautiful quotes throughout the book and I can certainly understand why so many people did enjoy this book. But I think the “cancer” YA storyline  is a very hard one right now since no book can really hold up to the beauty of The Fault in Our Stars. Because of that I gave this book 1.5 out of 5 stars.

1 Purple Star


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