By Elizabeth Scott
Available June 2012
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.
This Blonde’s Review:
How can she be a Miracle if she doesn’t care about anything at all?
Megan should have died. Everyone else on board the plane she was on died when it crashed. Megan has no memory of the crash or how she got to the hospital, all she wants is for everyone to stop Watching her. She wants them to stop expecting her to be the grand Miracle who could be a shining example of what others should hope to be. There are only two people who look at her without expecting her to be something miraculous, the gruff lady from church and the boy next door. Luckily for Megan she can turn to them for the help she needs. One has experience with post traumatic stress and dealing with events that are too awful to remember. The boy next door has his own demons to work through and understands what it’s like for people to look at you and only see something that happened to you.
Reading Megan’s story and the way she turns from the people who care for her was heart wrenching. Elizabeth Scott is a fabulous author and she didn’t let us down with Megan’s story. Megan’s descent was a slow spiral that people were blind to, because they didn’t want to see it. We see the way a traumatic experience can change family dynamics and friendships. Reading this story made me think of an experience in my own past that thankfully didn’t end fatally. As I read Megan’s story I could see how she could act and feel the way she did and imagined how awful it would be if my experiences had been different.
As with most problems they’ll find their way to you eventually if you don’t deal with them. As Megan fights against remembering what happened to her we can only hope she’ll get help before she loses herself completely. Not caring anymore makes it easy for the ones who have been there to recognize a kindred spirit. They’re there for her whether she accepts their help or not. Those characters are my favorites. I loved them more than I liked Megan and I couldn’t help but care for her. They’re all misfits and damaged in their own ways, but they all have a strength to share with the others, even if they don’t recognize it.
Fans of Elizabeth Scott are likely already impatient for Miracle to come out. You won’t be disappointed. If you’re unfamiliar with Elizabeth Scott you’ll discover she can put us into a story and make it seem real. If reading about a girl trying to recover from the emotional and psychological impact of survival sounds interesting to you then Miracle is going to be a book you’ll want to get a copy of when it comes out in June.