The Probability of Miracles

The Probability of Miracles go inside Ebook My review can also be found on my blog Collections starsThis is mostly what I kept thinking while reading the book Hmm Which equaled o

The Probability of Miracles go inside Ebook My review can also be found on my blog Collections.3 - 3.5 starsThis is mostly what I kept thinking while reading the book: 'Hmm...' Which equaled other sentences like 'When am I going to get hooked to this story?' and 'I'm not feeling it.' Basically this book didn't quite do it for me. I really wanted to like it. In fact, I was hoping to LOVE it. But it didn't happen. I didn't hate it though. I thought it was just okay.The Probability of Miracles reminded me in a way of an Australian young-adult title I read last month: Girl Saves Boy by Steph Bowe. Both are quirky, both have main characters who've had cancer since childhood and have a dead parent, and both even have a "Let's save a lobster!" scene (which was totally weird because what are the odds of that happening in both books?). But I liked Girl Saves Boy a bit better, although there wasn't enough closure in that one. Unlike that book, I couldn't connect with the characters or the story in The Probability of Miracles.For the past several years of her life, sixteen-year-old Campbell (or Cam) Cooper has been fighting a battle with cancer, and after a recent visit to her doctor, it's not looking good. With the little time she has left, Cam decides she wants to do some of the things on her Flamingo List, a list she created a year earlier of all the rebellious things she wanted to do. Cam manages to complete some before her mother takes her and her younger sister on a road trip to Promise, Maine in search of a miracle. It is there in the mysterious and almost magical town of Promise that Cam meets and falls for a guy named Asher, completes her Flamingo List and creates a new one, and finds her miracle.As I mentioned, I didn't have a connection with the characters. Cam was dry and sarcastic, and while I usually like that in a character, I never REALLY warmed up to her. And I felt like I never really knew the other characters. This was a problem because it resulted in me not being able to become emotionally invested in the story. The story was about cancer and death and miracles, and I needed that emotional connection in order to feel for the characters and understand their actions. But sadly, I couldn't get myself to become invested in that way.I thought some things were rushed. The romance between Cam and Asher wasn't developed enough. Or maybe I didn't feel anything for it. Or maybe it was both. Either way I felt like it happened, like most of the things in this book, just so that Cam could experience what she hasn't yet been able to and probably won't be able to. I also thought some of the events that occurred were weird and random. I think the story was suppose to be bizarre (what with the town of Promise being sort of "magical" with the purple dandelions, flamingos in Maine, Killer Whales in the bay, etc.), but it was almost too bizarre. I honestly started to think that Cam was actually in a hospital bed dying and having an extravagant hallucination or dream.So, it was a bit strange. I may not have felt much for the story or the characters, but here's what I really liked about The Probability of Miracles:- The cover! The font is cool, the girl is beautiful, and the pink is HOT. It fit the story.- Cam is half Samoan and half Italian. She gets her looks from the Samoan side of her family, and her Polynesian heritage was integrated into the story.- There was a road trip. From Orlando, Florida to Promise, Maine. They stopped in South Carolina, North Carolina, and New Jersey.- A whole chapter dedicated to a tourist trap Cam and her family stopped at in South Carolina called South of the Border! Have you guys ever been there? I have. A couple of times. It's not that I enjoy going there (it's gross and offensive and probably the CREEPIEST place I've ever been to), but it's something I'm a bit familiar with. And I thought it was hilarious that it was in this book. Here are some pictures of that place: Notice the flamingo in the night shot on the left? ;) The bottom picture is one of the MANY billboards found along the interstate. (Note: I did not take these pictures. Found them online.)- Writing in the ARC. It was fun. You should try it, especially if others are willing to read and write in your ARC. It made me want to finish reading it, and I was able to enjoy the story more. The picture below is what I wrote on the first page of chapter 12. (click to full view)- The last couple of paragraphs, especially the last few lines, in the book. Those finale words... I thought it was beautiful. And heartbreaking. I wish the entire book had been written like that because it got a reaction out of me. It really made me feel for Cam and all the people who love her.Overall, I didn't love or hate The Probability of Miracles. It was an okay read. Even though it wasn't what I was hoping it would be, I'm sure other readers will like it. I've already seen some who've read it and really liked it, and I think those who are still curious should give this book a read and make up their own mind about it. It's something you have to experience yourself.. 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 inDry, 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.. Good Books The Probability of Miracles One word. Incredible.I was apprehensive about reading this novel. The big C has hit my family this year, and I wasn’t sure how I was going to react to reading a book about a girl dying of cancer. I was anticipating that this novel was going to be a heavy read, I thought it would hit to close to home and that I wouldn’t be able to “enjoy” the story.I did.I not only enjoyed reading this novel, it is one of my favorite novels of 2011. This book hits you hard, well maybe it just hit me hard, but it was a good thing.My favorite thing about this novel was Cam. She was perfect. She is what I want all the heroines I read about to be. She’s sarcastic and brutally honest, yet you know that she cares deeply for those people she is close to. Her mother and her sister especially. Hard outer shell, warm and gooey center! Cam handles her impending death with the class and acceptance that you would expect from someone well beyond her years.Cam isn’t the only character that is incredible well written. I loved them all! From the quirky residents of Promise, Cam’s Nana, and Lily!Unforgettable characters and a beautiful story.Add The Probability of Miracles to your reading lists!
Probability MATH Probability How likely something is to happen Many events can t be predicted with total certainty The best we can say is how likely they are to happen, using the idea of probability Tossing a Coin When a coin is tossed, there are two possible outcomes heads H or tails T We say that the probability of the coin landing H is Probability Math Goodies Summary The probability of an event is the measure of the chance that the event will occur as a result of an experiment The probability of an event A is the number of ways event A can occur divided by the total number of possible outcomes. probability and statistics History, Examples, Facts Probability and statistics, the branches of mathematics concerned with the laws governing random events, including the collection, analysis, interpretation, and display of numerical data.Probability has its origin in the study of gambling and insurance in the th century, and it is now an indispensable tool of both social and natural sciences. Probability Towards Data Science Probability is a multi faceted concept with help from a little experiment, we ll try to give a full explanation of his aspects Imagine a x box and a quarter of the circle inside Figure The What is Probability What Is Probability The notion of the probability of something is one of those ideas, like point and time, that we can t define exactly, but that are useful nonetheless The following should give a good working understanding of the concept. Ways to Calculate Probability wikiHow Probability Calculator Online Easycalculation

  1. When not spending time with her family, Wendy teaches yoga around Boston and writing at Grub Street Her first story was published in The Gettysburg Review The Probability of Miracles is her first novel.

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  1. My review can also be found on my blog Collections.3 3.5 starsThis is mostly what I kept thinking while reading the book Hmm Which equaled other sentences like When am I going to get hooked to this story and I m not feeling it Basically this book didn t quite do it for me I really wanted to like it In fact, I was hoping to LOVE it But it didn t happen I didn t hate it though I thought it was just okay.The Probability of Miracles reminded me in a way of an Australian young adult title I read last [...]

  2. One word Incredible.I was apprehensive about reading this novel The big C has hit my family this year, and I wasn t sure how I was going to react to reading a book about a girl dying of cancer I was anticipating that this novel was going to be a heavy read, I thought it would hit to close to home and that I wouldn t be able to enjoy the story.I did.I not only enjoyed reading this novel, it is one of my favorite novels of 2011 This book hits you hard, well maybe it just hit me hard, but it was a [...]

  3. Nope.I expected a funny and light read, no The Fault in our Stars, as stated in the other reviews, but something emotional and funny nevertheless.However, I was bitterly disappointed and wish this would be like a John Green novel I just have the feeling Wendy Wunder tries way too hard to make it romantic, funny, smart and philosophical Well, she completely fails to do so.It started promising, Cam and her family and her life being unusual and intriguing, but from there on it only got worse.The p [...]

  4. 2.5 stars She d trained herself for so long not to want or to hope or to wish, that she had a hard time pinning down something to ask for.And she was content She had her car She had her bird, and she was on the road, running If she kept running, maybe the cancer would never catch up with her This was my first book of 2015, and also a total cover buy The actual cover is even prettier in real life, and I blame Tumblr because I saw this book on a blog and I just had to have it I hardly knew the plo [...]

  5. 3.5 starsWon t there be any cancer book out there that will not make me cry in the end Or at least make the main character survive and live Why do they always have to die If it wasn t for the last third of this book, which was really beautiful and heartwarming, I might have really given this a 2 or 2.5 stars Cam s too cynic attitude really didn t help me to like her and her story right away Instead of being sympathetic of her I was a bit annoyed and frustrated I understand her situation and what [...]

  6. O livro teria sido melhor se N o tivesse com a cabe a na lua grande parte da leitura suspiro N o tivesse, por pura estupidez, visto o spoiler do final quando avisava que era spoiler N o me tivesse dado a pregui a de ler em ingl s durante a leitura Come ou muito bem, com a introdu o da personagem principal, a Cam, e toda a sua condi o f sica e psicol gica Estando naquele momento a batalhar um cancro terminal, j h muito tempo que deixou de acreditar em terapias e curas e portanto desiste simplesme [...]

  7. There is only one word that can properly describe this book and that word is bittersweet From the moment I started it, I just knew heartbreak was inevitable and boy was I ever right Despite knowing this, I couldn t help but fall in love with Cam and hope for a miracle There was something about her that just pulled me right in and had me rooting for her against the odds I also really loved the Flamingo List, I m always a huge fan of books with lists My only complaint about this book is that I fou [...]

  8. I love when authors take my heart and crush it into tiny little pieces, but then make it swell like a balloon Keep playing with my emotions, because I love to read and feel The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder is a book that gets under your skin Campbell Cooper, maine character, is a person who I totally was invested in and I connected with her character and rooted for her.Read the rest of my review here

  9. BEAUTIFUL Simply beautiful.I had no idea what to expect when I started this book I don t typically like books that tend to be heavy I like my books light and fluffy Afterall, they are my escape The synopsis does a pretty good job of summarizing the book, but it doesn t tell you how beautiful the writing is sigh I loved Cam and Asher I loved Nana and Pery All of the characters were great and did such a great job of complimenting one another Nana is hilarious I found it hilarious that she got Cam [...]

  10. This is a very early review about 6 months too early but I have to gush about this book It was bittersweet, beautiful, and aspiring It hits you so hard The book hasn t even been released yet and I m already hoping for books from Wendy Wunder The Probability of Miracles surprised just as I ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan did last year Both novels give the reader the chance to believe in coincidence and miracles and the need to live for what is perfect now.Snarky Cam is hard on the outside but [...]

  11. Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum 2.5 StarsCam has been battling neuroblastoma for the past seven years She has been to every specialist and endured every treatment Her most recent scan tells her there s nothing else that can be done While Cam is prepared to give up her fight, her mother isn t so willing to let her go just yet Packing up a U Haul and moving from Florida to a town in Maine called Promise is the last hope Does this secluded little place really have magical powers If not, wil [...]

  12. 3 1 2, rounded upLet me start by directing you towards the author s name Wendy Wunder Book about miracles Now, I may not be one to believe in miracles, but that doesn t mean I can t appreciate a good coincidence And then make a name pun With the initials A.K.A , I think it s a requirement The Probability of Miracles thankfully containing no actual math leaves it up to the interpretation of the reader whether the strange things that happen are truly miracles or just odd coincidences Campbell Coop [...]

  13. I am going to have to create a shelf called The Big C for all the cancer related YA lit I ve been reading Or I could expand and call it Death and Dying or something like that Fun times Review later.

  14. Gah I have got to stop reading terminal illness romance books They kill me every time Usually when a book makes me cry it means it is a really good book But honestly, how can you not cry at books like this Please, this is not rhetorical I would love to know the secret on how to stop this crying It s the worst Sigh To be honest, the actual writing was sub par at best I don t exactly know why I m giving The Probability of Miracles such a high star rating It doesn t deserve it, but I feel like this [...]

  15. I hadn t heard of The Probability of Miracles until I was sent it to review I m not sure how it slipped my YA contemporary radar perhaps because I really do not like the US hardback cover, which looks very 80s and not in a good way , but it was just what I was looking for.I was a little hesitant to begin with because I wondered whether it was going to be a lesson in religion due to its title and because the UK cover reminds me of the In Between in the movie adaptation of The Lovely Bones Yet the [...]

  16. The Probability of Miracles was so great First of all, the narrator sounds JUST like Emma Stone Easy A, Zombieland, The Help etc So the entire book I just kept imagining the main character, Cam, was Emma Stone Which I loved, of course.Anyway, about the book It was hilarious and at the same time a tearjerker I loved it It made me think about how lucky I am And how a lot of people treat life way too carelessly.Cam s sarcastic and brutally honest attitude was hilarious And even though she was rude [...]

  17. Pour croire aux miracles, l impossible.Pour sourire niaisement face Asher.Pour rigoler, pour d conner, pour rousp ter, pour trembler Pour pleurnicher et clater de rire en alternance.Ce roman est d cid ment une jolie d couverte.

  18. 2011 336pgsAbout the Book Cam is a teen who is living with cancer Her recent doctor visit didn t turn out well and she doesn t have much hope But her mom isn t about to give up and convinces Cam that they should spend the summer in Promise, Maine, a place where miracles happen Cam is cynical and doesn t believe in miracles, but in a town where flamingos visit and sunsets last forever, Cam has a summer to believe in miracles.Sarah Teenlibrarian Says Tough topics like teens dying can be hard to wr [...]

  19. I m a self centered reader I need to be comforted at all times I also need my happily ever afters as much as I need a bit of romance And this is why I stay away from angst heavy books i.e Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma but I can forgive some if the story did its darndest to ease me into the doomed eventuality that it won t end the way I wanted it to end.The best way to read a book that has a not so happily ever after is if the author eased me into idea that the characters will not walk into the sun [...]

  20. I wouldn t recommend this one It had so many problems, such as the characters were not likable That s a biggie I probably like Perry the best, and I m sure that s not what the author was going for Cam was just she didn t seem real She acted and spoke all these different ways that didn t seem to go together I just couldn t picture her as a single person She was a jumble, down to what she looked like She s supposed to look like an island girl, I think Tan skin, dark hair, a natural dancer Well, I [...]

  21. 3.5 out of 5 ratingSo this review will probably make people roll their eyes or disagree but it s my opinion of the book so whatever.Right off the bat, the book mentions that the main character works at Disney World I got soooooooooo excited I have work at Disney World for 12 years, live right behind the Magic Kingdom, and even got married at Disney World this past June Calling me a Disney holic is not even close So yeah, I just knew this book would be right up my alley But thenen The parts of th [...]

  22. I adored this It left me speechless There is a sadness throughout but it s not a book that leaves you feeling depressed It was really beautiful Favourite quotes If Cam finally learned one lesson before she died, it would be that being kind was sometimes important than being right Kind of like people We re too lazy to change, so we ll just keep doing what we re doing until it s too late Mind if I take the flamingo It s 2.89 Whoa, Darren, you drive a hard bargain How about I m just going to take [...]

  23. I lovedThe Disney references in the beginning of this book but felt and detached asThe book went on A girl has cancer and is on the edge of death Her family decides to take her to a mystical healing town in maine The plot started out being fun but became very cliche towards the end I just felt that I had read books very similar to this in the past and nothing made this stand out dramatically.

  24. Very different reading experience from TFIOS I really enjoyed it but it was incredibly overwhelming and sad Very realistic so if you want something with a bit depth, read this It had a cute romance and a honest ending I don t know, its an amazing read but not something I d want to really reread.

  25. sniffles Sorry guys, this book just threw me on a roller coaster of emotions Cam, Cam, a most terrific character, though at times she was a bit too critical and at times she was a bit too judgy about things, and I didn t like it At times I wanted to tell the girl that things didn t go like that and that she should shut up her trap about things she probably has no knowledge about But I can also imagine why she was so critical of a lot of things, why she didn t believe in miracles, why she didn t [...]

  26. As a sixteen year old girl who has been in and out of hospitals since she was twelve due to her cancer, I find Cam to be an extremely strong individual Although she can be sarcastic, negative and skeptical, she has come to terms with the fact that she is going to die However, her family can t seem to let go the idea that there is some miracle cure out there that they have yet to find The last thing she thought she was going to have to do was be uprooted from her hometown and moved to Promise, Ma [...]

  27. THE PROBABILITY OF MIRACLES arrived mysteriously at my door one December day Cancer is a sticky situation in my family right now I went to the ER last night with my grandfather and grabbed this book on my way out the door My grandfather has Stage IV colorectal cancer and has gotten progressively weaker the past few weeks While I finished this book in one sitting while waiting for 12 hours in the ER, my parents were told that all that science can do has been exhausted and that they were calling i [...]

  28. Review originally posted in forget8me8not Cover SO CUTE Gosh, I LOVE THE COVER Although the girl does not quite represent Campbell, I love the title s font, the flying fishes and the pink flamingos Story Welcome to Promise, a place where miracles exist The Probability of Miracles is a sweet and surprisingly, hilarious read When I first heard of the book, I knew it was about a girl with cancer and I was a little worried if this was going to be a sad and heart breaking read In fact, it was not Eve [...]

  29. Since finding out about the release of this book, I immediately knew I had to get my hands on it After many months of waiting I finally had the chance to do so Even with the excitement, it took me awhile to start reading it because the subject of cancer is quite sensitive to my family having an uncle died of it and an aunt as a survivor, while my mom has been fighting Lupus for over a decade now I m glad I picked it up when I deemed myself ready because after putting it down, I was emotionally s [...]

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