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The Probability of Miracles
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...more
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3 - 3.5 stars
This is mostly what I kept thinking while reading the book: 'Hmm...'Which equaled other sentences like 'When am I going to get hooked to this story?' and 'I'm not feeling it.' Basically this book didn't quite do it for me. I really wanted to like it. In fact, I was hoping to LOVE it. But it didn't happen. I didn't hate it though. I thought it was just okay.
The Probability of Miracles reminded me in a way of an Australian young-adult ...more
I was apprehensive about reading this novel. The big C has hit my family this year, and I wasn’t sure how I was going to react to reading a book about a girl dying of cancer. I was anticipating that this novel was going to be a heavy read, I thought it would hit to close to home and that I wouldn’t be able to “enjoy” the story.
I not only enjoyed reading this novel, it is one of my favorite novels of 2011. This book hits you hard, well maybe it just hit me hard, but it ...more
She'd trained herself for so long not to want or to hope or to wish, that she had a hard time pinning down something to ask for.
And she was content. She had her car. She had her bird, and she was on the road, running. If she kept running, maybe the cancer would never catch up with her.
This was my first book of 2015, and also a total cover buy. The actual cover is even prettier in real life, and I blame Tumblr because I saw this book on a blog and I just had to have it. I hardly knew ...more
If it wasn't for the last third of this book, which was really beautiful and heartwarming, I might have really given this a 2 or 2.5 stars. Cam's too cynic attitude really didn't help me to like her and her story right away. Instead of being sympathetic of her I was a bit annoyed and frustrated. I understand her situation a ...more
Cam has been battling neuroblastoma for the past seven years. She has been to every specialist and endured every treatment. Her most recent scan tells her there’s nothing else that can be done. While Cam is prepared to give up her fight, her mother isn’t so willing to let her go just yet. Packing up a U-Haul and moving from Florida to a town in Maine called Promise is the last hope. Does this secluded little place really have ...more
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I had no idea what to expect when I started this book. I don't typically like books that tend to be heavy. I like my books light and fluffy. Afterall, they are my escape. The synopsis does a pretty good job of summarizing the book, but it doesn't tell you how beautiful the writing is. (sigh)
I loved Cam and Asher. I loved Nana and Pery. All of the characters were great and did such a great job of complimenting one another. Nana is hilarious. I found it hilarious that s ...more
Snarky Cam is hard on the ou ...more
Pour sourire niaisement face à Asher.
Pour rigoler, pour déconner, pour rouspéter, pour trembler...
Pour pleurnicher et éclater de rire en alternance.
Ce roman est décidément une jolie découverte.
So this review will probably make people roll their eyes or disagree but it's my opinion of the book so whatever.
Right off the bat, the book mentions that the main character works at Disney World. I got soooooooooo excited! I have work at Disney World for 12 years, live right behind the Magic Kingdom, and even got married at Disney World this past June. Calling me a Disney-holic is not even close! So yeah, I just knew this book would be right up my alley. But then...then. The ...more
About the Book: Cam is a teen who is living with cancer. Her recent doctor visit didn't turn out well and she doesn't have much hope. But her mom isn't about to give up and convinces Cam that they should spend the summer in Promise, Maine, a place where miracles happen. Cam is cynical and doesn't believe in miracles, but in a town where flamingos visit and sunsets last forever, Cam has a summer to believe in miracles.
Sarah Teenlibrarian Says: Tough topics like teens dying can be hard ...more
Let me start by directing you towards the author's name. Wendy Wunder. Book about miracles.
Now, I may not be one to believe in miracles, but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate a good coincidence. (And then make a name pun. With the initials 'A.K.A.', I think it's a requirement.)
The Probability of Miracles (thankfully containing no actual math) leaves it up to the interpretation of the reader whether the strange things that happen are truly miracles or just odd coincidences. C ...more
First of all, the narrator sounds JUST like Emma Stone (Easy A, Zombieland, The Help etc.)
So the entire book I just kept imagining the main character, Cam, was Emma Stone.
Which I loved, of course.
Anyway, about the book.
It was hilarious and at the same time a tearjerker.
I loved it.
It made me think about how lucky I am. And how a lot of people treat life way too carelessly.
Cam's sarcastic and brutally honest attitude was hilarious. And even though she ...more
“If Cam finally learned one lesson before she died, it would be that being kind was sometimes more important than being right.”
“Kind of like people. We're too lazy to change, so we'll just keep doing what we're doing until it's too late.”
“. . . Mind if I take the flamingo?"
"Whoa, Darren, you drive a hard bargain. How a ...more
The Disney references in the beginning of this book but felt more and more detached as
The book went on. A girl has cancer and is on the edge of death. Her family decides to take her to a mystical healing town in maine. The plot started out being fun but became very cliche towards the end. I just felt that I had read books very similar to this in the past and nothing made this stand out dramatically.
Cam, Cam, a most terrific character, though at times she was a bit too critical and at times she was a bit too judgy about things, and I didn't like it. At times I wanted to tell the girl that things didn't go like that and that she should shut up her trap about things she probably has no knowledge about. But I can also imagine why she was so critical of a lot of things, why she didn't believe in miracles, why she did ...more
The Deal: Cam is sick, sick, sick. She's spent the last seven years in and out of hospitals and experimental treatments and she's knows she doesn't have a lot of time left. She doesn't really have a plan for the summer and she doesn't expect to be around for the fall. Still, the last thing she really wants to do is pick up and move with her mother and sister to a tiny town 15,000 miles away from everything she's ever known in Florida just because the name of the town i ...more
The best way to read a book that has a not-so-happily ever after is if the author eased me into idea that the characters will not walk into t ...more
SO CUTE! Gosh, I LOVE THE COVER. Although the girl does not quite represent Campbell, I love the title's font, the flying fishes and the pink flamingos!
Welcome to Promise, a place where miracles exist!
The Probability of Miracles is a sweet and surprisingly, hilarious read! When I first heard of the book, I knew it was about a girl with cancer and I was a little worried if this was going to be a sad and heart-break ...more
I was a little hesitant to begin with because I wondered whether it was going to be a-lesson-in-religion due to its title and because the UK cover reminds me of the In-Between in the movie adaptation of The Lovely Bones. Yet ...more
Asher definitely deserves the nickname Ashicus. He is the perfect complement to Cam(pbell)'s snarky, I-don't-believe-in-anything kind of sensibility. I love the supporting characters, namely Cam's mom, Alicia, and sister, Perry. Shout out to Elaine as well.
There were many tears, but I cannot wait to book t ...more
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 ...more