Thursday, September 20, 2012

Review: Miracle by Elizabeth Scott

MiracleMiracle
Elizabeth Scott
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: June 5, 2012

Megan survived the plane crash—but can she survive the aftermath? An intense, emotional novel from the author ofThe 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...
Prior to Reading: There are a few Elizabeth Scott books that I really liked, but I didn't enjoy her last few as much as I wished I would. I excited to read a book of hers again, but at the same time I was a bit weary.

Review: Megan has been through a lot and is trying to deal with being the sole survivor of a plane crash. In some ways, it was really hard to relate to Megan. And that was expected. She's tired of being classified as a "miracle" and even though has survived, has lost sight of what she has to live for. It was easy to feel sympathy towards Megan but not so easy to empathize with her. Like I said, she has been through a lot and is a completely different person than she was before the crash. 

This is a short book and a very quick read. Despite the tough topic this isn't a particularly hard book to get through. It definitely holds its emotional impact but can also be read in one sitting. 

This book is about more than a survivor of  a plane crash. There are also several issues dealt with in this book. It deals with family issues and relationships, being the outcast of a small town (in more ways than one), but most of all, it deals with grief. I wish that some topics were touched on more (again, this is a short book), but it was never over-bearing. 

Overall: I enjoyed this Elizabeth Scott more than the last couple. It's not my favorite, but I still liked it more than I thought I would. Miracle is an enjoyable story and grief and healing. 

2 comments:

  1. Glad that this one ended up being good!

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  2. I've heard good things about this book, and I'm looking forward to reading it. And I was glad to read a review where the reader liked it but didn't rave about it. That gives me a much better perspective about what to expect.

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