The Probability of Miracles

The Probability of Miracles

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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..
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 150 x 211 x 36mm | 454g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1595143688
  • 9781595143686
  • 557,447

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"As beautiful as the sun's daily 'everlasting gobstopper descent behind the lighthouse.' Fans of "If I Stay"...will find hope and laughs amid tragedy." - Kirkus Starred Review "A witty, clever, meaningful, kind of kooky life-sometimes-stinks-but-it's-all-we-have tour de force." ?"SLJ" Starred Review
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About Wendy Wunder

When she's not writing or spending time with her miraculous daughter, Cadence, Wendy teaches yoga in Boston. Like Cam, she has always wanted a Volkswagen Beetle in Vapor. "The Probability of Miracles" is her first novel, and yes, Wendy Wunder is her real name. You can visit her online at
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9,484 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 34% (3,260)
4 34% (3,256)
3 22% (2,122)
2 7% (638)
1 2% (208)

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Dandelions, flamingoes, and a town named Promise? Everything about The Probability Of Miracles sounds too good to be true. Improbably so. And yet... somehow Wendy Wunder pulls you into this story with main character whose doubts outnumber her dreams and leaves you wanting to believe that wishes can come true. THE GOOD BITS {Cam's humor with the perfect dash of sarcasm.} Without a doubt, this story would be way different if there had been any less snark - or if there had been too much. Maybe more melancholy, maybe more tragic, but definitely a lot less enjoyable. Cam and I share the same sort of humor - the same reflex to crack a joke, even during the worst of times - the same need to guard ourselves from heartbreak and disappointment, even when happiness seems possible. Which made it a lot easier for me to sink into The Probability Of Miracles and follow Cam as her shields start to melt. {The bucket list.} What an ambitious to-do list! Delectably realistic that ranges from the simple to silly to emotionally-fragile. Life is all about risks, and living is all about taking them - or choosing not to. Cam makes a list of experiences that she considers "normal" for a teenager which involves breaking both hearts and rules. I loved how you never quite knew how certain items would play out. {Little sister Perry.} I loved this little cupcake of a girl! Not too young to fade into the background, not too old to make the drama into a catfight. She provided some comic relief when Cam turned into a regular Grumpy. I also have to admire Perry's cheerful-but-tough exterior. She reminds me a little of Scrappy Doo: tiny, adorable, and wise beyond her years. THE BAD BITS {Almost too perfect?} I honestly cannot complain too much about The Probability Of Miracles being too perfect - because I wouldn't want it any other way. Wendy Wunder dished out the right balance between good and bad news, and while sometimes the good news felt too good to be true, I think it reflects how life can sometimes hand you lemonade when hope seems like a big joke. THE OVERALL If I learned anything from The Probability Of Miracles, it is that hope can be persistent, especially when you have loved ones. Quirky, unexpected, sarcastic, bittersweet, and altogether full of life, this story will steal your breath away - from laughing, from crying, and from sheer wonder when Promise, Maine, lives up to its more
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