A Book You Cannot Miss: THE PROBABILITY OF MIRACLES


“THE BEST COMING-OF-AGE NOVEL SINCE THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS.” –Les Morgenstein, Executive Producer of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies




« “Beautiful. . . Fans of Gayle Forman’s If I Stay (2009) and others will find hope and laughs amid tragedy.”
—Kirkus, starred review

« “A witty, clever, meaningful, kind of kooky life-sometimes-stinks-but-it’s-all-we-have tour de force.” –School Library Journal, starred review

“Wunder gracefully balances comedy and tragedy in this debut novel.” – Publishers Weekly

“An unforgettable read.
You will cry, you will laugh, you will love it.”
—Sarah Mlynowski, author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have)

“The Probability of Miracles is a miracle itself—hilarious, wry, heartbreaking.”
—Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game

“I have to gush about this book.
It was bittersweet, beautiful, and inspiring.”
—5 out of 5 stars, BooksByTheirCover.blogspot.com

Razorbill and Alloy Entertainment present one of the best received novels of 2011. Sparkling new talent Wendy Wunder’s debut novel, THE PROBABILITY OF MIRACLES (On sale December 8, 2011 / 9781595143686 / $17.99 / Ages 14 Up), tells the story of an unforgettable seventeen-year-old cancer patient named Campbell Cooper who finds hope, humor, and the strength to live life fully in the face of death. Told in Wendy Wunder’s fresh, satirical voice, Cam’s story is a perfect marriage of unexpected humor and tear-jerking realism.

Wry, sarcastic, and practical-to-a-fault, Cam accepts her fate. But her kooky, fiercely-loving mother, a hula dancer at Disney World, does not. With Cam’s younger sister Perry in tow, they set off on a road trip from Orlando, Florida, to Promise, Maine, where it’s rumored that miracles happen. Cam is reluctant as ever to believe in the intangible, but when a mysterious envelope arrives containing a list of things for Cam to do before she dies, she finally opens her eyes to chasing a life well lived while she can.

THE PROBABILITY OF MIRACLES brings readers through sweeping romance, dream-chasing adventures, and the realization that each day must be lived to the fullest. Wunder reminds readers that the probability of miracles in everyday life is strong if only we look for it.

Wendy Wunder lives in Boston where she writes and teaches yoga. This is her first novel. And yes, Wendy Wunder is her real name. Find Wendy online at www.wendywunderbooks.com, www.facebook.com/wendywunderauthor, and www.twitter.com/wendywunder. Or visit the official website of The Probability of Miracles, www.probabilityofmiracles.com.

THE PROBABILITY OF MIRACLES
By Wendy Wunder
On sale December 8, 2011 / A Razorbill hardcover / 9781595143686 / $17.99 / Ages 14 Up / 368 pages




STAY TUNED BECAUSE AN AUTHOR INTERVIEW AND GIVEAWAY IS COMING SOON!!

2 comments on "A Book You Cannot Miss: THE PROBABILITY OF MIRACLES"

Britta wrote: December 9, 2011 at 3:42 AM

I just read and reviewed this book. It left me SPEECHLESS! SO incredibly good.


The Book Snoop wrote: December 9, 2011 at 7:23 AM

That sounds like a nice change from the vampire and faery books that are out now. I love my paranormals - but something new from time to time is needed. I will check it out.


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