The Probability of Miracles : Wendy Wunder

The Probability of MiraclesThe Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a very, very gorgeous book. It’s painful too, teary-eyed and clutching it in the middle of the night painful, and it’s very very life-affirming.

I loved The Probability of Miracles. The UK edition (published July by Penguin) has a very luscious cover which I like a lot more than the pink one for the US edition.


The Probability of Miracles is the summer of Cam. Campbell is seventeen. She’s got cancer and she’s a little beyond miracles now. She’s cynical, smart and very Juno-esque. But her mum and her sister believe and they drag her to Promise, Maine, a bizarre little town where magical things happen.

It sounds a little hokey but it’s not. It’s very very lovely. The blurb has it down as Before I Die meets Juno which is very apt but there’s also a lot of The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind in it as well. The way that this story is layered equally in cold hard fact and then in maybe-magical moments, is kind of beguiling.

I loved this. It’s the sort of book that reminds you what to believe in.

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