Sunday, October 5, 2008

Miracle Girls Review and GIVEAWAY!


I recently had the opportunity to review "the Miracle Girls" by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt.


Here is a short description of the book from the publisher:

Ana Dominguez was happy in San Jose, but everything changed when her dad moved the family to Half Moon Bay, California, to open a law practice. Her parents think she's settling into her new school nicely, but she has them fooled. Riley, the most popular girl in school, has picked Ana as enemy #1, and Tyler, Ana's crush, doesn't even know Ana exists. 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 really enjoyed this book. It has a engaging story line and I think the authors did a great job of keeping it entertaining. I absolutely loved how the story was written from a first person present tense perspective. It was like being inside Ana's head and I really felt like I was seeing her world through her eyes. This is an inspiring look at the tumultuous world of teenage girls! I would recommend this book to any teen girl for sure but I suspect most women would enjoy this fun little read. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in the series as they come out!

You can find more information about the authors on their website blog at Anne & May.com.

I have my copy of the Miracle Girls to give away to one of you lucky people!

Just leave me a comment here telling me about a miracle in your life. That's it! Make sure to leave me a way to get in touch with you if you win. I will choose a random winner on Monday, October 20th.

This GIVEAWAY is now CLOSED. Congrats to Just.Me for winning this great book!

26 comments:

Sassy Mama Bear said...

The greatest miracle in my life is my son Zachary who was born at 29.5 weeks gestation. Two days after he was born, my grandmother passed away leaving me the message that she had to go so he could stay....no one had told her I had given birth to a son. Soon after that Zachary was beginning to get better, and today he is a healthy, happy 15 year old.

This sounds like a great book for me and maybe my preteen daughter too.

sassylucylootoo(at)yahoo(dot)com

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Hey, Tara. No need to enter me; I'm just dropping by to say I've got this posted at Win a Book.

Just.Me said...

My daughter was mauled by a dog when she was 2 1/2. She had 86 stitches in her head. She is 16 today and is my miracle. She is healthy and happy and the scars are covered by her hair.

Kristen DeDeyn Kirk said...

My son was struggling with reading. I prayed that I could find a tutor for him. I found one who was a little far away (45 minutes driving) and also helped him a little, but something told me to keep looking. I did and found one within walking distance of my house. She uses a program (Orton Gillingham) that is perfect for my son. He has made so much progress in a short time, and I am sooo grateful!

Kristendkirk@hotmail.com
www.thefamilythatreadstogether.blogspot.com

cpullum said...

What a nice giveaway!
My teenager wnats to read this book!!!

Carla

Abby said...

Greatest miracle in my life is my son. He was without oxygen for almost a minute when he was born. Drs all said he would probably be brain damaged and not to expect much. He is now in the gifted program and blows us all away with his amazing questions on a daily basis!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

Lindsey said...

My daughter is my miracle - giving birth to her was a huge miracle in my life. I didn't think I'd survive it! lol Thanks for the giveaway, I'd love to read this book!

Lindsey
ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

AmandaSue said...

My greatest miracle is still being alive! I've been a passenger in more then 5 car accidents and one of them a school bus turned into the side of the car and struck me, it was a miracle that I only ended up with some neck and head pain and a broken wrist.

piece of me said...

My miracle is my daughter. She changed my whole world and I don't know how I would live without her.
livlifelov at yahoo dot com

May Vanderbilt said...

I'm not entering the contest, of course, but I wanted to say that YOU'RE my miracle. Thank you for your awesome review and featuring our book!

--May

blueviolet said...

I was in an accident when I was in high school on New Year's Eve due to my being intoxicated. My car slid off the road, rolled multiple times and landed on its side. I pushed the door open with my head and tried to get out but I couldn't get the weight of the door to let me out past my waist. It's a miracle because if I had been able to get out and stand on the ground I would have been electrocuted because I had knocked down the power lines. I haven't had a drink since that night and never will. I knew at that point that I had been spared for a reason and that I have a purpose. I don't know what that purpose is yet other than raising my absolutely wonderful children but time will tell.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Amanda Daybyday said...

I think the best example of a miracle in my life is Finleigh. Had she stayed in my womb even a day longer, we likely would have lost her or at least be dealing with severe brain damage. The timing of it all was miraculous, really.

Traci said...

My miracle is my daughter. After a rough pregnancy with my first child (I came close to losing him several times, and finally gave birth a month early), we tried for 3 years to get pregnant again. During the first year, I miscarried twice. After that, nothing. I was told by two different OBGYNs that I would not be able to get pregnant again (I had actually been told I'd never be able to get pregnant at all when I was just a teenager). After 3 years of trying, we decided to just appreciate our one miracle child (who was totally healthy and wonderful). 6 months later, I discovered I was pregnant again, this time with a little girl. She was born the day after she was due, and I now have a 6 year old and a nearly 11 year old, both happy and healthy.

tracisharpton (at) msn (dot) com

mrs.mommyy said...

my kids are my miracles- each and everyone of them, and the fact I found cancer battled it, won, and it came back - threw it away and it came back- right now its gone and I have the miracle of being with my family a little bit longer and see another sunrise

donna444444 said...

My children.
donna444444@yahoo.com

mommyjen99 said...

My miracle is my 4th child Summer born 1 month early, a true know in her cord and survived. Plus she is my first daughter after having 3 sons.
jen62728@aol.com

Rebecca said...

God healed me from a rare nerve disease in my leg when I was younger. I couldn't walk and the doctors were talking about amputating. After months of praying, God healed me at a Christmas Eve service and I've been walking ever since!

rahastings[at]juno[dot]com

darbyscloset said...

My miracle is my husband. Just when I figured I'd be a professional single all of my days....boom, I met him. He to viewed his future as a single professional.
Darby
darbyscloset at yaho dot com

Shari said...

My mother had cervical cancer about eight years ago and had to undergo an operation to remove the cancer cells before they metastasized. The operation went smoothly, but there was an infection after so she was delirious for a couple of days. She stayed in the hospital for a month because of some other (and more) complications, and the hospital bills hit sky high (we're still experiencing the effects since we're really just an average family). I cried every day of that whole month, refusing to accept that she might go but still scared witless of the possibility that it might happen. In the end, she managed to pull through, and I was relieved. That's the greatest miracle of my life. To still be with my mother is more than what I could ask for.

I'd really love to read the book. Sounds interesting. :)

shari@misteryosa.com

Bebemiqui said...

The miracle is that we're taken care of daily by God!
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

ebbye said...

my gosh, I read all the other comments on here and think you are all incredible.
I think my miracle was volunteering with HIV infected babies and seeing how happy and loving they are. They were orphans and I was 17 and I couldn't believe how much love there is.
I think about them still and want to do this sort of volunteering again.
The book sounds like it would be a fantastic read

nancy said...

My miracle is my little girl

Timster said...

What a nice giveaway!

freeshopper said...

My three kids are my beautiful miracles!!

Shoz said...

My miracle is that God still chooses to use me and accept me as his child no matter how many times or how big I screw up! It brings me to tears more often than not.

blog mom said...

any morning that I can get out of bed and walk out of my bedroom is miraculous. What an inspirational contest!

 
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