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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 lik...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Simon Pulse
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Reynje

I think I like Elizabeth’s Scott writing more with each of her books. When I started out, I felt like I was missing something. I enjoyed the first book I read (Love You, Hate You, Miss You), but I didn’t quite understand the reverence with which Scott’s name was met in parts of my circle of reader-friends.

Since then I’ve read most of her books, recently finishing Miracle, and I need to say: I get it now.

I’ve previously commented on the brevity of Scott’s novels and the sparseness of her writin...more
Cara
I'm afraid that I'm not the right reviewer for this book. Or actually the right reader either. But I'm going try to do my best guys.

Megan is the miracle. The one who lived. The anomaly. The result of something that happens once in a lifetime. She is the sole survivor of a plane crash. But as much as Megan keeps hearing she is a "miracle" all she wants is for people to stop praising her as a hero for being alive. Megan isn't happy or ecstatic that she is alive. She is mostly empty actually. Espec...more
Tânia
By my accounts, this is the fourth book I read by Elizabeth Scott, and it’s hard not to notice the patterns. They all have a good story, interesting characters with the ability to grab the reader with their struggles and victories, but that’s as far as it goes. Even though there’s a suggestion that her stories are going to make a reader feel, they don’t captivate me. I always end up finishing one of her novels with the feeling that it’s lacking.

About the story, it was well thought out, and that’...more
Shei Belikov
Este libro me gustó mucho. Y por eso me voy a extender algo jajajaja, creo que este libro no va a gustarle a todo mundo, porque más que una novela de romance, es una novela sobre la vida, sobre esas cosas difíciles que son inevitables y que no son agradables pero que se tienen que superar, por ello creo que llegara a aquellas personas que en alguna medida entiendan a los personajes y puedan sintonizar con ellos.

Megan es una chica que vivió algo horrible en lo que vio cosas más horribles, y sobr...more
Sarah
Oh. Wow. This was an excellent novel focused on PTSD. I don't know how relatable a lot of folks will find this book but it really got me. Meggie, the main character, is incredibly brave in the end. I'm bummed this little book hasn't gotten more love.

Update 6/19/2012 - All right, I did a more extensive, word vomit review of this one on the blog. I hadn't planned on reviewing it, but it had to be reviewed.
Nomes
Quiet, unassuming and utterly compelling. This novel was, in parts, relentlessness and terrifying. Yet Scott balances it beautifully with hope and the tiniest spark of life just in all the right places.

I love how Scott writes the bare bones. These succinct, achey sentences. Not quite telling the full story and yet creating a perfect whole, somehow. This style, written sparingly, brings so much depth.

The thing is: I read it whole one quiet afternoon. Found it utterly compelling and heartbreaking...more
Andrea
So I just went back and checked and it seems like I always feel the same way about Elizabeth Scott. I want her books to move and and make me feel. The topics sure suggest that they will. But they never do and I think it's mostly to due to how the characters are written. I never really care about them or feel sympathetic for them.

I wanted to feel bad for Megan and feel sorry for her. After all she witnessed at the plane crash, I wanted to like her and be hopeful for her. But I really didn't care...more
Evie
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If you had a chance to read Elizabeth Scott's previous book, Living Dead Girl, you're well aware of just what this author is capable of. Raw, painfully vivid emotions. Powerful, haunting images. Heart-wrenching tragedies. Overwhelming intensity. And a stunning, but also very disturbing look into the darkest corners of the human heart and mind. All that served in a form...more
kari
Oct 05, 2012 kari rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012, ya
I do believe this is where Ms. Scott's books and I part ways. I didn't care much for her last book, As I Wake, and this is more of the same type read. Tough to slog through because very little is actually explained, character with whom you can't feel any connection or empathy and repetitious. This, to me personally, does not make for a good read.
Can I enjoy a novel in which the protagonist isn't a positive character, someone to admire or understand? Yes, I have done so and those can be the most...more
Rose
Initial reaction: Elizabeth Scott's "Miracle" certainly had an interesting premise, about a young woman who is the only person to survive a plane crash and suffers from PTSD in the aftermath of events. Megan isn't the most endearing character to watch go through the motions, but her voice is authentic and I did see why she acted in some of the ways she did in terms of lashing out. I did like her eventual coming to terms, though I kind of wished the cast were a little more developed than they wer...more
Princess Bookie
My Thoughts: Geez, Geez, Geez. I hope some of you enjoy this book more than I did. I miss the old Scott. The contemporary novels that used to make me squee. I was sooo excited to get my hands on the new Elizabeth Scott, but I felt like this book had the same feel as As I Wake which was the book I liked the least of Scott's.

We are introduced to Megan who has survived a plane crash. She is the only one who walked away with a few bruises and scratches. Nothing too horrible. We get to experience the...more
Natalie
I've read most of Elizabeth Scott's books, starting with Living Dead Girl. She never fails to pull me into the story and at times, shock me.

This is the story of Megan, who is the sole survivor of a plane crash. She can't remember anything that happened, but after being in the hospital and seeing how happy her parents are to see her--she tells the doctors she's fine and she remembers what happens.

It's clear to the reader, however, that something is seriously wrong. Megan has no desire to do anyth...more
Jan
Miracle is a novel about a teen who survives a horrific plane crash and then must struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The problem is that her parents, friends, and teachers do not realize or refuse to see that she is suffering with this disorder. She is able to connect with an older woman who served in Vietnam and understands what she is going through. She also feels a kinship with a next door neighbor who lost his younger sister to a severe asthma attack and is still processing his ow...more
Carrie Kaut
the thing i seriously think i liked most about this book was that it was real it wasnt some made up bullshit..after the accident the girl was messed up which is how it always is after something tramatic happens and people tip toe around you and always coddeling you and youre just like OMG LEAVE ME HE HELL ALONE and i think Scott protrayed that fabulously.

megan got in a plane crash and was the only survivor and had to learn to deal with that...and Joe had to deal with a seriously broken family be...more
Emily (Book Jems)
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Elizabeth Scott is one of my favorite authors. I've read every book that she's written because I've found that no matter what genre she writes, I can always be entertained by her prose and characters.

I was super excited to read Miracle because it is a contemporary young adult novel and I personally believe that Elizabeth's writing is best shown in her contemporary novels. To me, it was proven as I read this story.

"When I woke up the sky was burning."

And so begins...more
Lucy
Megan is the only survivor in a small plane crash, and now seen as a miracle in her parent’s eyes. Megan is shell-shocked from the experience, but continues to go through the motions as if everything is fine. Megan withdraws from soccer, her friends, and her classes, retreating because of the ghosts that haunt her. She finds comfort from some unlikely sources, including Joe the troubled boy next door, and Margaret, a war veteran church acquaintance, who can see through her miracle façade.

Miracle...more
Christin
I really did not enjoy this book at all. I kept reading hoping it would get better but it didn't. I understand that she may be the only person who has survived a plane crash and she is going through a lot, but come on. I was getting mad at her parents because they kept looking at her like she was a miracle. They kept saying how much of a miracle she was. They even ignored phone calls from her school when she was getting bad grades. When a child is getting bad grades at school, that's when parent...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Thank you to Around The World ARC Tours for allowing me to be a part of Miracle's tour. First I want to say that I LOVE Elizabeth Scott's writing. She has this way of telling a story that captures you right from the beginning. Miracle is no different from her other stories.

Miracle starts off with Megan waking up in the hospital to find out she was in a plane crash and she is the soul survivor. Her parents are by her bedside and all they keep saying is how she is a miracle and that it is a miracl...more
Liviania
I have heard nothing but good things about Elizabeth Scott. Every time one of her books comes out, it seems like every blogger has nothing but good things to say about it. I always make a note to pick up one of her books, yet I never had. MIRACLE may be Scott's eleventh novel, but it's my first time reading one of her books. And I feel guiltier than ever for putting it off so long.

MIRACLE is what people call Megan. Megan walked away from a plane crash that left everybody else aboard dead. They'd...more
Sebrina Parker
Elizabeth Scott is one of my absolute favorite authors. She's also one of the few who I have had personal contact with. So when she announced the release of miracle, I preordered it. But I just now was able to sit down and read it...
I knew going in, this book was going to be a lot heavier than my preferred choices. And while it was beautifully written as I always expect of Scott, it was a very hard book for me.
Now Elizabeth is no stranger to writing triggering pieces. A simple google search can...more
Bezawit Mekonnen
Miracle Book review


This book is a very good book and I recommend it for anybody. This book has a lot of messages, and it teaches the reader a lot of important lessons. This book is about a girl who survived a plane crash and she was the only one who did not die. Even though she is thankful for her live, she is still confused about why she is the only one who survived this crash. This book teaches the readers about being strong in a very hard time, to help one another, and to support your famil...more
Sara (sarabara081)
You can read more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books!

3.5 stars!

When I first came across the synopsis for Miracle a few months ago, I was immediately intrigued, craving to know more about this emotional and intense read! Upon reading, I was definitely hit with this powerful story but it also surprised me in many ways.

Waking up in the hospital, Megan doesn't remember the details of the plane crash that landed her there. In a rush to go home, she tells her doctors and family that she remembers ever...more
Cristina
Oh gosh! Where to start on this one... *sigh* I loved the premise of this book, and was really interested in reading it. The story progressed slowly, and I kept sticking with it, hoping it would grow on me. Halfway through it became apparent that this just wasn't for me, but I wanted to stick with it until the end. Hoping that along the way something phenominal would happen and I'd grow to really love it! Sadly, that didn't happen for me.

The main character Megan was okay. I didn't like her or di...more
Proud Book Nerd
I found myself quite frustrated with Megan throughout most of the book. Although, as she started to figure out how she felt and what she needed, I found I understood her better. As such, I loved the last quarter (or so) of the book. Suddenly, once I understood her better, I could tolerate her more. I could even have some empathy (or maybe sympathy, as I have never been the sole survivor of any type of tragedy, thank God) for her. Her connections with Margaret and Joe were really neat to watch un...more
Louisa
Ugh, this is one of the worst books I have ever read! I kept thinking that it would get better, but it really truly SUCKED! I hated it. In my opinion, this book is about a girl (her name is Megan) who survives a plane crash and everybody thinks that she's so special, but all she wants to do is die. Because it's in her point of view, almost 99% of this book is her complaining about how sucky her life is! Then she starts to give up everything and has to repeat her senior year of high school becaus...more
Rosa
que cuando la muerte viene, no duele.
Sólo te deslizas lejos.

La gente trata de animarte diciendo mañana será otro día o para mal, un nuevo comienzo.
Supongo que todo el mundo quiere pensar que algo mejor tiene que venir.



Tal vez tù y yo tenemos que aprender a vivir con lo que vimos.
Con lo que sabemos.

El fútbol no era para mi lo que había sido antes.
El juego..eso se había ido.



Pensaron que eso representaba que estaba pensando en el futuro,
que estaba haciendo planes.
Tenia que explicarles que a duras...more
Ignacia
¿Que tiene Elizabeth Scott, que hace que todos sus libros dejen una huella en mi?. Me hacen pensar y sentirme tan cercana. Con cada historia, hay algo de mi en ellas. Y su forma de contarlas, me hace sentir tan cercana a todo...
Siempre me ha llamado la atención la forma en que trabaja nuestro cerebro. Y como podemos ser capaces de curarnos a nosotros mismos despues de una tragedia o algun shock... Y esta historia tiene eso, ese profundo dolor debido a una tragedia, esa confusión, ese sin sentido...more
Alicia Westrick
"Miracle" by Elizabeth Scott was about a girl that was in a plane crash and was the only one who survived. When she wakes up in the hospital she doesn't remember anything from the crash. Megan starts ditching school because she has hallucinations and she can't sleep at night. Her grades start falling and she quits her favorite sport; soccer. As the story unfolds she starts to remember the details of the crash, but has no one to talk to. Her parents and the rest of the community think of her only...more
Trisha
Slow building, absorbing and atmospheric.

Beautiful writing, difficult subject matter, so it won't be to everyone's tastes. I would have liked more interaction between Megan & Joe, but I wouldn't have skimped on the scenes with Margaret so I guess I accept the way it was written.

My experience was also tempered by reading on an ipad. Def not as enjoyable.
emily
Solid, good for those who like books about kids being sad - and this is a different kind of sad than the norm. There's a lot going on in this little book & I liked that not all of that was neat or fully explained by the end - but that is how this author rolls - brevity & feelings abound.
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Hey there, I'm Elizabeth. I write young adult novels. I live just outside Washington DC with my husband and dog, and am unable to pass a bookstore without stopping and going inside.

All right, and I can't leave without buying at least one book.

Usually two. (Or more!)

My website and blog are at elizabethwrites.com, and I'm also on twitter, tumblr, and facebook
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