The Miracle Girls (Miracle Girls #1)
When Ana ends up in detention with Riley, her life suddenly changes. When Ana, Riley, Christine, and Zoe share their essays on "The Day My Life Changed," it turns out they have more in common than they ever would have imagined. Now as Ana lives out her faith, she and Zoe are determined to befriend Riley and Christine. But the drama of high school life has only just begun. . . .
I would describe The Miracle Girls as being an 'okay' book. I can't put
my finger on what was wrong with it exactly, but it just didn't grab my
attention. I simply wasn't a fan of Ana's voice. The characters were
likeable but not highly original. I thought the plot was strikingly
similar to that of It's All About Me by Shelley Adina. They both take
place in California and the girls have similar experiences.
was interesting, however, that all the girls had lived through
situations where they should have died. A good basis for an intriguing
plot, but I didn't like where the authors took the story from there.
There were a few good plot twists but not nearly enough. I have to
admit that there was more than one boring moment. This novel was not
something I would want to read again and again but it was entertaining
at the time.
Really Good Book Which I Suggest To Any YA Reader
Miracle Girls by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt*
Publication Date: September 2008
4 out of 5 stars
Ana Dominguez thinks her life has hit an all time low. Her family has just moved to a new town, her new school is extremely lenitant towards jocks and cheerleaders, she has no friends, she accidentally gets herself dubbed God Girl, her parents are really strict, Maria who is like a second mom to Ana has just been diagnosed with Lupus, her crush Tyler doesnt know she exists, the most popular girl in school has picked her as her #1 enemy, AND& she has just been given detention for the first time.
At least she isnt the only one, Riley and two other classmates - Christine and Zoe - are also in detention. When they are made to share their papers, no of them are prepared for what they discover. Ana and Zoe are now determined to befriend Riley and Christine. But these potentially friends arent making it easy&
From the beginning you liked Ana and felt bad and/or embarrassed with her from that point on. She was realistic, not to dramatic, she could feel embarrassment and shame, and she was just another human being like us.
I found myself really wishing Ana would figure out that Dave was the right guy, not Tyler. The authors made Dave a great character, who totally embraced his own quirkiness and his ability to have fun. A completely awesome guy who I was happy to read ended up with the right girl (wont tell you which girl, you have to read the book!).
This book was a little confusing in places. Some of the sentences felt like they were written backwards, not quite making sense. And also, the book only skimmed the top layer of the thoughts, matters, and relationships instead of going in depth with some of these really important events. I believe this book would have benefited greatly if these deep matters were dealt with, instead of ending abruptly with only the wrapper peeled off.
Even though the book could have been deeper, easier to understand, and described a little more thoroughly, I really enjoyed reading this book and I suggest it to any YA reader.
Date Reviewed: September 24th, 2008
*This book was provided by Book Divas.