Miracle McCloy comes from an unusual family: Her father, Dane is a prodigy who published his first book at age thirteen; her grandmother, Gigi, is clairvoyant; and her mother was dead when her "miracle" daughter was pulled from her womb. Having been raised according to a set of mystical rules and beliefs, Miracle is unable to cope in the real ...
Miracle McCloy comes from an unusual family: Her father, Dane is a prodigy who published his first book at age thirteen; her grandmother, Gigi, is clairvoyant; and her mother was dead when her "miracle" daughter was pulled from her womb. Having been raised according to a set of mystical rules and beliefs, Miracle is unable to cope in the real world. Lost in a desperate dance among lit candles, she sets herself afire and comes to in a hospital. There, a young psychiatrist helps her navigate her painful struggle to take charge of her life. This work includes a reader's guide and an interview with the author.
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Adolescence is such an intense time emotionally for almost everyone, but add to that a crazy family, a childhood full of neglect and invisibility, and challenge upon challenge, and adolescence becomes a nightmare of madness. The wonderful thing about this book, one of them, is that the author writes with unflinching honesty, creating a character that is deep, full, complex and believable. Miracle becomes someone we might have known, or know, or a part of ourself, maybe one we have yet to meet. I would recommend this book for young adult readers, actually age 13 and up, who may find a message of hope through love, honesty and truth under the toughest circumstances that is often hard to find in our daily lives.
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