But then his newborn sister dies, at only eight days old. If that can happen ...more
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If you like heartfelt books with lyrical language, characters that will make you laugh and cry, and a beautifully detailed setting, then you will love THE MIRACULOUS.
The Miraculous, set in an America that feels nothing like our America, and completely like a place new and mysterious, brings us a boy named Wunder, his friend Faye, a witch in the woods, and a baby sister who only lived for eight days. The imagery is rich, the dialogue thought-provoking. The characters burst off the page, not because they are so loud or eccentric (with the exception of Faye), but because they are ...more
This is what Faye tells Wunder in Jess Redman’s beautiful debut about loss.
I loved this story for so many reasons. First, the prose is gorgeous. I found myself lost in the beauty of the scenes and the words. The imagery throughout the story is magical– the DoorWay Tree, the cemetery, the forest, the Witch and her house.
Second, I fell in love with Wunder and Faye (et cetera, et cetera). Wunder is sincere and real. I was mor ...more
This is such a beautiful story about loss, love, hope, faith, and miracles.
Wunder Ellis is a miracologist, but when his baby sister dies, he stops believing in miracles. He inadventently befriends a girl named Faye, and together they meet an old woman (who may or may not be a witch) who lives at the place in the woods called The DoorWay House. The woman asks them to deliver several letters for he ...more
The story will capture your heart from the beginning and have you thinking about it long after the last page has been devoured. Beautifully written, the book features a main character with an important message: Miracles exist.
Eleven-year-old Wunder Ellis considers himself a miracologist. A keen observer of the world around him, he researches life-changing stories and events and records them in a bo ...more
Do you believe in miracles? Do you believe in witches? Do you believe in reincarnation? These are all questions that 11-year-old Wunder Ellis struggles with. When he was 5-years-old he became a miracologist - someone who believes in and records the miracles of others. He and his parents were walking in the woods and he ran ahead of them. He ended up in front of an old, run-down house that was made of a very odd wood. As a crow cawed above him the spirals in the wood started sp ...more
Beautiful MG novel about the heartbreak and loneliness that accompanies death. Wunder is a miracologist; he studies the miracles that happen in our everyday world. Until one day, tragedy strikes his own family and his belief system is shattered. Enter Faye, who’s struggling with a loss of her own, a mysterious forest, an abandoned house, and a mysterious old woman (witch?) who lives there. This novel brings them together ...more
This heartfelt story is beautifully written and a perfect story for youngsters dealing with death. It has hope, grief, family, friendship, magic, healing, faith, and miracles.
The Miraculous is the perfect read for middle graders and their first experiences dealing ...more
Jess Redman's debut The Miraculous starts with a hard punch to the gut. It's seldom that middle grade novels look at the death of a sibling, and even worse an infant. Our main character, Wunder, has stopped believing in miracles, and is convinced that miracles are not real.
That snippet of information should immediately tell you what a rough ride The Miraculous is going to be. Wunder meets Faye, a girl who has also suffered extreme loss, and the two becom ...more
For the past several years, Wunder has been researching miracles. He scours the newspaper for stories about miracles, interviews people, and records all of the events in a book he calls The Miraculous. He believes that miracles are all around us, if only we look. He believes and lives this.
Until he doesn't.
When his infant sister dies, after holding on for eight days, Wunder loses this belief in miracles. If miracles were real, s ...more
Wow. What a beautiful book. The writing g was gorgeous. The characters were so real. The story line was intriguing and full of emotion. This middle grade book will be well known. Loss is never an easy subject to tackle, especially in middle grade books, but this story manages to weave hope, love, friendship, and miracles into the experiences of grief in a way that brings light to the loss.
The characters, Wunder & Faye, in partic ...more
Faye was anot ...more
I almost did not finish this one because I just lost interest, and i'm not sure how many younger readers will be interested, since it is a weird topic and it moves slow in the beginning.
She spent the next couple of decades doing things like surviving middle school, traveling around the world, becoming a therapist, and having two kids. She wrote the whole time.
Then one da ...more