Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Review: Miracle

Title:  Miracle
Author:  Elizabeth Scott
Rating:  5/5


Megan survived the plane crash—but can she survive the aftermath? An intense, emotional novel from the author of The Unwritten Rule and Between Here and Forever.

Megan is a miracle. At least, that’s what everyone says. Having survived a plane crash that killed everyone else on board, Megan knows she should be grateful just to be alive. But the truth is, she doesn't feel like a miracle. In fact, she doesn't feel anything at all. Then memories from the crash start coming back.

Scared and alone, Megan doesn't know whom to turn to. Her entire community seems unable—or maybe unwilling—to see her as anything but Miracle Megan. Everyone except for Joe, the beautiful boy next door with a tragic past and secrets of his own. All Megan wants is for her life to get back to normal, but the harder she tries to live up to everyone’s expectations, the worse she feels. And this time, she may be falling too fast to be saved....


I LOVED this book.  Not quite as much as I loved another one of her books (Living Dead Girl) though.  The author has a way of crafting her writing such that you cannot step out of the narrator's point of view. The character of Megan sucks you in immediately and the next thing you know you're on a roller coaster ride of emotions with her.

The premise for the story is simple, she has survivors guilt.  But unlike other books with the same outline, this one takes steps away from the physical aspect of such a situation.  We don't know until the end what actually happened to her when the plane crashed.  However by the time we get to that point we know so well what Megan is thinking and feeling that we're not surprised by what we learn.

There were awkward chapters for sure, but lately there hasn't been a book that lacks that.

Highly recommended to those who like to read young adult literature that slides into the dark side of human emotions.

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