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Miracles for Michael

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  42 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
A terrible accident in a strange town leaves nine-year-old Michael Downing alone and his mother hospitalized in a coma. Social workers place him under the charge of two women--Harley-riding Samantha Porter and her spinster sister, Hannah Allen.

As they care for him, Michael visits his mother each day in the hospital, singing and reading to her, and his spirit touches the t

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Paperback, 234 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Horizon Publishers & Distributors (first published February 2004)
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Sophia
Apr 23, 2012 Sophia rated it really liked it
This was a thoroughly enjoyable heartwarming story that felt like I was reading a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. You know what I mean if you've watch those. There was poignant moments of sadness and joy.

The story is about a young boy who has gone through a great deal of tragedy with the death of his father to illness, the death of his brother and mother in coma from a car accident and being placed into foster care. He has run away from each foster home and the story begins when he is caught runnin
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Rebekah
Apr 24, 2015 Rebekah rated it really liked it
Recommended to Rebekah by: Aunt Karen
A sweet story about a boy in foster care and how love produces miracles.
Susan
Jun 08, 2011 Susan rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this and only brought it down from a four to a three because I thought the ending too storybook perfect. Michael's father and younger brother are dead and his mother is in a coma in the hospital. He is regularly running away from foster homes until he is found by a motorcycle riding woman when she sees him in a park during a storm. She and her sister take him in. This estranged grandparents arrive to try to take him away while his Mom is unresponsive. Story about the power of lo ...more
Lori
Apr 03, 2009 Lori rated it liked it
Michael's thoughts seem at times too mature/out of character for a nine-year-old, even one who has suffered emotional trauma. Still, this is a touching story.
Melissa
Mar 07, 2008 Melissa rated it it was amazing
I was so surprised that I absolutely loved this book. It was a great read! I think that it is fun that my grandparents know the author personaly!
Sheri
Apr 30, 2009 Sheri rated it really liked it
This was a great little book. A bit predictable, but sometimes I can like that in a book.
Melissa
Nov 11, 2009 Melissa rated it it was ok
Cheesy, but alright. Not really my kind of book, however, the story was fine.
Lewestover
Mar 21, 2008 Lewestover rated it liked it
The story line is maybe a little too pat, but it is still a sweet read.
Keena
Jun 25, 2009 Keena added it
I really liked how the book showed how a village can help to raise a child.
Amy
Jun 26, 2008 Amy rated it really liked it
This book is heart wrentching Dad maybe you would like this book
N. Bowers
Aug 01, 2009 N. Bowers rated it it was amazing
This was one of my favorite books. A very touching story.
Anita
Sep 21, 2009 Anita rated it it was amazing
We are never alone...Faith inspiring....
Niki
Aug 18, 2009 Niki rated it it was ok
A sweet little story with very shallow writing
Megan
Feb 25, 2009 Megan rated it it was amazing
Heartwarming story! I loved it!
Debbie
Jan 23, 2011 Debbie rated it really liked it
I really liked this book.
Nicole
Jun 10, 2008 Nicole rated it it was amazing
So uplifting and fun to read!
Chris
Mar 23, 2011 Chris rated it really liked it
quick read
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