Dry, sarcastic, sixteen-year-old Cam Cooper has spent the last seven years in and out hospitals. The last thing she wants to do in the short life she has left is move 1,500 miles away to Promise, Maine - a place known for the miraculous events that occur there. But it's undeniable that strange things happen in Promise: everlasting sunsets; purple dandelions; flamingoes in the frigid Atlantic; an elusive boy named Asher; and finally, a mysterious envelope containing a list of things for Cam to do before she dies. As Cam checks each item off the list, she finally learns to believe - in love, in herself, and even in miracles.
A debut novel from an immensely talented new writer, The Probability of Miracles crackles with wit, romance and humor and will leave readers laughing and crying with each turn of the page (Goodreads).
I've seen this book around the book stores, but I never really new what it was about. So when I was at the library the other day and I saw that they had this book I checked it out right away. It took me few days to read this book and I have to say that I did like the book, but I did not love it.
Cam, a sixteen year old who has cancer, and is dying from cancer. I had a hard time liking Cam, I finished reading the book and still could not connect with her. She is too sarcastic for me, she is always sarcastic. As much as I enjoy sarcasm in book, it did not work in this book, I think it was overdone. As a reader I really did not feel that emotional connection with this story, I did not find it sad or depressing. Here we are dealing with the big C in a sixteen year old and this book did not evoke any emotional response from me as a reader. There is something wrong with this, at least I think so. Also romance between Cam and Asher was rushed and under-developed. First there is nothing going on romance vise between Asher and Cam and than all of sudden they are dating. The little town, Promise, where Cam and her mother and sister are staying was intriguing but I wished that the author took more time to describe the town.
The book was well written, better than a lot of YA books out there, but still there was something about the writing style that rubbed me the wrong way. The books was written in a third person which I liked because a lot of YA books are in first person. Anyways, overall this was a good book, it was not the best book but its not the worst either. I wished that the book had more emotions, it seemed very distant and cold in a way. Even the characters felt removed from the reader. I give this book 3/5 STARS - Happy Reading!