The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder is the story of Cam. She is funny, sarcastic, pessimistic, and dying of cancer. Her mother and half-sister sweep her away to Paradise, Maine for the summer in hopes that the rumor of the town being miraculous might actually be true. Cam knows it is a fruitless cause, and allows her negativity to influence every word she breathes.
That is…until things start looking up. She gets a tan that eluded her throughout her life in Florida. She gains a little weight. She starts crossing things off her Flamingo List (akin to a bucket list, but flamingo was the word that she and her bff decided to call their list). She begins to see that perhaps Paradise, Maine does, in fact, have miracle-making capabilities.
Teens who aren’t put-off by sarcasm and pessimism will enjoy this book. Even those who like a more “happy” book will enjoy this, due to it’s happy-ish/sad ending. I didn’t love it, but I did like it. It is rather forgettable, but the message is a good one.