Megan survived the plane crash—but can she survive the aftermath? An intense, emotional novel from the author of The 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...
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Lexile:||HL750L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
ELIZABETH SCOTT grew up in a town so small it didn't even have a post office, though it did boast an impressive cattle population. She's sold hardware and panty hose and had a memorable three-day stint in the dot-com industry, where she learned that she really didn't want a career burning CDs. She lives just outside Washington, D.C., with her husband, and firmly believes you can never own too many books.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First, I would like to say that I am a 16 year old girl who is a very active reader. I like that Elizabeth Scott is not afraid to write about things that are hard for people to talk about. For some unknown reason, I have always been drawn to books that have characters with PTSD. This book certainly did not disappoint. Characters: I loved most of the characters in this novel. The only ones I wasn't fond of were Megan's parents. They were in denial the whole novel which bothered me. My favorite character was Joe, Megan's neighbor. He sees Megan the way she wants to be seen, not as a miracle but as a regular person. The fact that he is incredibly handsome and dedicated also helps. Plot: I thought the plot was well thought out and executed. The memories frm the crash were integrated into the story very well. I didn't feel as though the author had to force them into the story. Every memory had a trigger, and they were logical, not random, triggers. Negatives: Just like any novel, there were grammatical errors. I don't think that I have read one without grammar mistakes. I also felt that the author was trying to shove to many issues into the novel. It seemed as though every single character had a problem in their life. Sure a couple off characters with similar problems are fine, but I can remember at least 5 or 6 other characters with major problems. I felt like the other characters problems took away from the main point of the novel. This novel is very emotional. I found myself crying several times throughout the whole book. At the end of the novel, Megan remebers everything about the plane crash. I could not quit crying at that part; my mom walked in my room as I was reading this part, gave me a funny look and walked right back out my door. I would recommed that you read this book. If you do not like emotional books, please do not read this novel.
Megan is considered a miracle child for surviving a plane crash almost entirely unscathed. All of the other passengers perished in the horrible plane crash, but Megan was lucky. Megan doesn't know what to make of it; she doesn't consider herself any more special than before and is more confused than anything by her stroke of luck. She begins to feel worse about her survival and proving to others that she deserved to survive. Her next-door neighbor, Joe, knows what loss is. Joe experienced loss first hand and never quite recovered, his family blames him. Joe and Megan seem like an unlikely match, they don't exactly get along perfectly. However, the reader will be rooting for them, they clearly need each other. Megan is supposed to heal from the accident, but she doesn't even know why-technically, she is fine on the outside. The reader will enjoy watching their relationship slowly grow and develop. The other characters serve to push the plot along, especially when there is a slight lag. The idea of being a lone survivor of a plane crash is certainly interesting and will always make the reader think "why that one character?" The author does a great job of capturing Megan's confusion and fear after the accident. The novel has a persistent undertone of ambivalence and guardedness. This book is recommended to young adult/teen readers.