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Miracle on 49th Street

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  3,093 Ratings  ·  414 Reviews
In the tradition of About a Boy comes a feel good sports and holiday novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Mike Lupica.

Josh Cameron has it all: a World Championship ring with the Boston Celtics, an MVP award, a clean-cut image, and the adoration of millions. What he doesn't have is family. Until the day 12-year-old smartaleck Molly Parker confronts him in a parki
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 24th 2006 by Philomel Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Frankie Anello
Sep 11, 2014 Frankie Anello rated it really liked it
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It was a pleasant surprise for me given the fact that I initially picked it up thinking it was going to be a classic Mike Lupica sports book, basketball in this case. However, the story is not really centered around basketball and it is more of just a side note. The entire book has Molly Parker, a 12 year old girl who recently lost her mother to cancer, trying to convince her Mom’s ex-boyfriend and superstar Celtics point guard Josh Cameron that she is his ...more
Jan 07, 2016 Carter rated it really liked it
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Nov 02, 2012 Lauren rated it it was amazing
What does a little girl, a star basketball player, a deceased mother and nachos have in common? Nothing, until they were put into an exciting novel written by Mike Lupica. The novel is filled with new twists and turns, along with plenty of setting changes thanks to an adventurous girl named Molly, and she isn’t your average 12 year old girl. Her dad was never around when she was younger and now her mom has just passed away, which is a lot to handle for someone so young. But Molly has her own way ...more
Dec 07, 2009 Raymond rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Has anynoe lost someone very close to them and had no one to go to?
This book is about a girl named Molly who her mother just died of of cancer.Molly doesn't know who her father is because her mother never told her about him.As, her mother had a few months to live she wrote letters for Molly to read about who her father is.It turns out that her father is Josh Cameron. That is so great because he is the Micheal Jordan of basketball. Molly tries to get him to belive that she is his daughter ,but h
Darius Tate
Mike Lupica is a great author. He does a talk show on ESPN today. He is very involved in sports and that's what all of his books are about. Miracle on 49th Street is a book about a girl who has a mother that has just passed away. She wrote a note to her before she passed and she told her about who her father really was. It turns out that he was a NBA all star who plays with the Boston Celtics. The book tells you about the journey she takes to find the bond that she has missed her whole life with ...more
Paul Smith
Nov 13, 2015 Paul Smith rated it it was ok
After reading this book I think that it was an entertaining and somewhat action-filled book. Although, if I were to recommend this book to someone it would be to someone a little younger than me because this book was pretty easy. I also picked it out in the first place because I like basketball and I thought the cover and the summary on the back were pretty interesting so I checked it out. But this book was not as good as I thought it was and if i had the chance to read it again I probably would ...more
Dec 04, 2013 Josiah rated it it was ok
In this Christmas novel that has just as much to say to professional athletes as the juvenile audience at which it is aimed, Mike Lupica delivers a solid storytelling performance about the connections that matter most in our lives, even when it takes us far too long to recognize them. The fact of celebrities having children out of wedlock is hardly a new development, but there's a right way for a superstar to respond to it and a wrong way, and we see moments of both in Miracle on 49th Street. W ...more
Gerald Capra
Jun 12, 2017 Gerald Capra rated it really liked it
This book Miracle on 49th Street by Mike Lupica is a story about this young girl Molly Parker. In the book Molly's mother, Jen Parker, has died of cancer and near the end of her mom's life she told Molly that Josh Cameron, an NBA superstar, was her biological father. The whole book is Molly trying to convince Josh that she is really his daughter. I enjoyed the story a lot and it's a good book for people of all ages.
Feb 11, 2012 Julia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is MIRACLE on 49th street by Mike Lupica. Yes! I said a MIRACLE on 49th street. This book is about a MVP of the championship Boston Celtics best player Josh Cameron. One day a girl named Molly came up to him, and claimed that she was his daughter. She talked to him that Jen his girlfriend was her mother, and before she died she told Molly that her father was Josh the famous basket ball player. Josh kepton telling her that she was not his daughter, and Jen never even told him that she h ...more
Simon Yu
Jan 24, 2011 Simon Yu rated it really liked it
This book is about a twelve year old kid named Molly Parker and her life after her mother and she moved from London to Boston and her mother, Jen, died of cancer. Afterwards, Molly Parker becomes an orphan and lives with her mother's formal college roommate, Barbara Evans and her family on 1A Joy Street. Molly also finds and enjoys hanging out with her friend named Sam Bloom in her school. Molly can't stop thinking about her mother and decides to find her mother's old college boyfriend named Jos ...more
Jonathan D
Jan 14, 2011 Jonathan D rated it liked it
Miracle on 49th Street by Mike Lupica is a book about the challenges of not having a mother and father. The book is about a girl named Molly Parker and her father Josh Cameron. Josh is the point guard for the Boston Celtics and has no idea that Molly exists. Molly tries to prove to Josh that he is her father. When he doesn’t believe her she hides in the back of his car and waits to tell him again. When she finally gets another chance to tell him he doesn’t believe her and makes her cry. He feels ...more
Patrick F.
Sep 21, 2010 Patrick F. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first book I read this school year was Miracle on 49th Street by Mike Lupica. One of the worst things that can happen to you as a kid is losing a parent. Twelve year old Molly Parker knows how that feels. Molly lived with her mom, Jen Parker, until her sudden death. Molly goes and lives with her moms college friend Barbara Evans who has a husband, and a daughter named Kimmy. Jen Parker left molly with lots of letters explaining that Molly's life is more complicated than it seems. In the lett ...more
May 17, 2012 Taylor rated it really liked it
Molly is a girl about twelve years old. A few years ago her mom passed away because of cancer. Molly never really knew her dad because her mother never told her about him. Her mom only told her stories and her dad's name, Josh Cameron. Molly doesn't even know if she wants him in her life after she gets to know him a little. Josh never even knew that he had a kid. Molly's mother never told him. Honestly, I would never do that! Unless there were extreme circumstances.
Anyway, Molly asks Josh if he
Burning Phoenix63
their once was girl named molly parker who mom went with a famous basketball player in colledge and when they broke up in a few years she went to london and had molly and molly was always curious about who her dad was. then her mom got cancer and wrote a note about who her dad was then later she past away. that is when she want to know what josh cameron (her dad). when she went to a celtects game she snuck into josh cameron then she had to explained what happen. after josh cameron read molly's ...more
Joey Reinberg
Sep 12, 2012 Joey Reinberg rated it it was amazing
I think Miracle On 49th Street by Mike Lupica is one of the best book's I have ever read. This book has a great story line and is very exciting. I dont enjoy reading that much but this book was exceptional. This book is about a little girl Molly Parker. Molly's mom passed away of cancer and she is living with her Moms best friend Barbra Evans. Her mom left her a note when she passed, revealing her true dad, Josh Cameron. Josh is the star of the Boston Celtics. At first when Molly meats him he ju ...more
Blake Hamar
Jan 08, 2012 Blake Hamar rated it really liked it
Everybody in the world has a favorite celebrity. In Mike Lupica's book, "Miracle on 49th Street", a twelve year old girl loves a basketball player named Josh Cameron. Except the relationship between Josh and Molly is special. Molly is Josh's daughter but Josh never knew about her before now.
Josh Cameron is a star basketball player for the Boston Celtics. Molly is just a regular girl who lives in Massachusettes. The story tells the tales of Molly trying to get her father to believe that she is te
Kathy V
Mike Lupica is a terrific author of books that appeal to adolescents – especially boys! Right now I’m reading Miracle on 49th Street, which is a little different than some of his other titles that I’ve read, but I like it just as much. The main character in this book is 12-year-old girl named Molly. Molly’s mom recently died, but before she died she explained to Molly that her dad is a guy named Josh Cameron. Josh Cameron happens to be MVP of the Boston Celtics and probably the most beloved and ...more
Aug 29, 2016 Tani rated it it was amazing
This book is one of my all-time favorites. It's warm, funny, and heart-breaking. The characters are wonderfully developed, the plot never gets boring, and the mood of the book makes it impossible to put it down. The way that the relationship of Molly and Sam is developed makes you believe in true friendship and the way Molly and Josh Cameron become closer and closer adds to the intensity and emotion of the entire situation. There are no unnecessary descriptions that make your eyes glaze over and ...more
Josh dees
This is a good book. The book is called MIRACLE ON 49 STREET. The book remind you of the move GAME PLAN. Instead of the sport being football, in the book it is basketball. The protagonist in this book is Molly. She lived in Paris with her mom. She had to go to Boston because she died. She never meat her dad and he never meat her. Her dad is a famous basketball player name Josh Cameron.
The only way she was able to meat him was by sneaking in his car. She did that because he is the most famous p
Mar 02, 2012 Cody rated it it was amazing
Book Review.
Josh Cameron is the MVP of the NBA right now. He is the best player in all of NBA. The only thing he has time for is Basket Ball, and him self. That’s all he cares about. He can’t have a child in his life. All he has been doing all his life was playing basket ball. He has it all.... including a daughter that he never knew. When 12 year old Molly Parker arrives in his life, claiming to be his daughter, she catches him off of guard. Molly says that Josh and her mom, Jen, were college
Ben Chiang
Nov 23, 2014 Ben Chiang rated it really liked it
Molly Parker wasn't in the plan, she was born unexpectedly. Her mother Jen Parker passed away because of cancer. Before she left, her mother told her the information about he's father - Josh Cameron. Josh Cameron is a NBA player, he is the MVP of the playoff. And she, Molly Parker is one of his fans. Before Molly Parker know about his father, she is already a big fan of Josh Cameron, she knows almost everything about him. His favourite food, his pet's name, what kind of car he drive and so on. A ...more
Christopher Almaguer
Oct 09, 2016 Christopher Almaguer rated it it was amazing
Miracle on 49th Street by Mike Lupica is about a twelve year old girl named Molly Parker. Molly is going through some tough times because her mom just died of cancer. She is living with her aunt in Boston, and by all the letters her mom sent her she figures out that she has a dad. Her dad is Josh Cameron, the best point guard in the NBA. Now she is trying to convince Josh that her mother Jen Parker is her mom. I would recommend this book to people who like basketball and suspense.
Koen Robida
Jan 12, 2015 Koen Robida rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. Probably my favorite all year. The book is about a girl named Molly who's mother had died in England and Molly goes to live with her mom's friend in New York. Which is also where her dad lives. Molly tries to convince her dad that she's his daughter. Molly's dad doesn't even know he has a daughter. Molly's dad is also one of the best basketball players in the NBA, his name is Josh Cameron. He plays for the Celtics. After awhile in the book Josh decides to take care of M ...more
Dec 18, 2016 Cathy rated it it was amazing
I read and listened to this book several times. I love Molly's determination to get her father to believe in her. The ending is incredible. If you liked Miracle on 34th Street - you'll love this book which I read at Christmas. Awesome book for girls and boys who love sports and will enjoy reading about a big-time basketball star, his agent and how he deals with fans - and then his daughter when she shows up and spins his world upside down!
Morgan Merckx
Feb 08, 2017 Morgan Merckx rated it really liked it
“Miracle on 49th Street,” a sports book written by Mike Lupica, is 246 pages long. Josh Cameron, a main character in the story and MVP of the Boston Celtics, has everything he could ever want. Fame, fortune, and apparently a daughter he never knew about. When twelve-year-old Molly Parker shows up in his life, it catches him off guard. Molly tells him that her mother, Jen, revealed his identity to her right before losing her battle to cancer. He reluctantly agrees to spend time getting to know he ...more
May 30, 2017 Manjot rated it it was amazing
This book was really inspiring and very awesome to read. Twelve-year-old Molly Parker's life hasn't been the same ever since she moved from London to Boston with her vibrant mother Jennifer, who had sought medical treatment when she was diagnosed with cancer. Now an orphan, Molly has been living with her mother's former college roommate, Barbara Evans, and her family on 1A Joy Street.The association between Josh and Molly has to be kept a secret for now, and each are okay with that, even though ...more
My son is a huge Lupica fan, and the Celtics are his favorite team, so I figured this would be a hit. I haven't read any other Lupica books, so I don't know if the writing style in this book is typical of his other work or not. I have to admit that I was personally a little disappointed. I found the frequent use of fragments instead of complete sentences jarring and awkward for reading aloud. The plot was interesting, but as an adult I think I would find what happens next in Molly & Josh's l ...more
Daniel Krakowiak
May 12, 2017 Daniel Krakowiak rated it it was ok
I think this book was a little boring. I couldn't really get into it and their wasn't as much action to draw me in. This book had some literary techniques like imagery, diction and was written in 3rd person limited. 3rd person limited helped with the overall story because it showed the main character's perspective and it showed in her point of view. Imagery helped with the overall story by creating the picture for the reader to see. Diction was used in the overall story by creating the mood and ...more
Alihan Alihan
Awesome book, adventurous and full of fun.
Will Servetah
Feb 23, 2017 Will Servetah rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for a heartwarming novel with a sporty aftertaste, then I recommend to you The Miracle on 49th Street by Mike Lupica. This realistic fiction story is about a twelve year old girl named Molly who had a rough childhood. She was born in England with her mom who quickly got very sick. After a while in England, Molly and her mother (who was not doing very well) moved to Boston, Massachusetts where her mom eventually passed away. Now, Molly lives with her Mother's best friend from c ...more
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