Wednesday, October 12, 2016

ORDINARY MIRACLES REVIEW

Welcome Wednesday. I'm excited today to share my review for ORDINARY MIRACLES, Author Wanda Snow Porter's latest novel for young adult readers, and older readers too. Do you believe in miracles? I do. Enjoy.



ORDINARY MIRACLES Review

 
By Wanda Snow Porter
 


We hear of the men and women who come home from war, and even though they’re miles away from the battlefield, the experiences they had stay with them, perhaps for the rest of their life.

 

In ORDINARY MIRACLES, Wanda Snow Porter’s latest novel for young adult readers, seventeen-year-old Tobi’s dad, a Marine veteran who served in Afghanistan, came home from the war a changed man. He is obsessed with a cataclysmic war he expects to happen soon. To keep his family safe from the dangerous world, he moves them to a farm.

 

If living in the middle of nowhere, no friends or school, isn’t bad enough, Tobi’s mom decides to go to the city and look for a job.  No one seems to consider or care what Tobi wants, so she makes her own plans, determined to reach her goals.

 

ORDINARY MIRACLES is the story of a broken family attempting to put their lives back together. The author knows how to create real-life characters.  Tobi, with her low self-esteem of herself touched my heart. I think she will be an inspiration to teen readers who have similar problems to Tobi’s. Some readers might also recognize her dad’s illness in someone they know, which would help them understand their behavior.  

 

Wanda Snow Porter’s novel shows how the kindness of people and faith in God will help them through tough situations. I recommend this story. It would be a great addition to high school classrooms and libraries, as well as your own library.

 

Available at Amazon and other stores.

Happy Reading.

22 comments:

  1. What a wonderful book to review Beverly.
    It's sad when families are broken up for whatever reason, I know that only too well.
    I wish Wanda Good luck with her book.
    Yvonne.

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    1. It is a lovely story that really made me stop and think, Yvonne. Hopefully your family is on the mend and won't be broken much longer.

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  2. Great when characters can inspire and are relatable indeed.

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    1. The story is one that I think will touch a lot of people's lives, Pat.

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  3. That's a real issue for some vets and we don't often see it from the viewpoint of a child. A strong faith would be needed to get through it.

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    1. You are right, Alex. Faith is very important in situations like the book talks about.

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  4. Can you imagine being that broken and trying to make it in the normal world? I've tried to imagine, but it's beyond me.

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    1. We can read about families that suffer like this, Crystal, but actually living the life would be very difficult. The author does a beautiful job with the subject.

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  5. Sounds like a powerful book. I really like the cover too.

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    1. The cover is gorgeous, Kelly.
      The story does deal with serious issues.

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  6. I can identify with Tobi. It takes a long time to let go of the anger and hurt. Your review was very good, and this book definitely sounds like one teens could get a lot out of.

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    1. Thank you, Lexa. Yes, teens should be able to relate to Tobi and her impression of herself. Sometimes thee teen years are tough ones.

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  7. What a great premise. It's important that people realize what these families go through. All too often, children become the victims of their parents' issues.

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    1. You're right, Stephanie. It would be difficult to forget the horrors of war, for not only the soldier but the family as well.

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  8. What a wonderful sounding book and beautiful cover! Thanks for sharing, Beverly. Congratulations, Wanda!

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    1. The cover is gorgeous, Karin, and the story sure woke me up to what these families go through.

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  9. This book sounds wonderful. Thanks, Beverly, for sharing it. Wanda, I love the story.

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    1. The book helps others realize what life is like for these men and women after they come home, Janet. I never really thought about it before.

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  10. Sounds so touching. Thanks for introducing this one to us.

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    1. It is a touching story, c lee. Sure made me think. You're welcome.

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  11. Starting over can be SO hard. This sounds like a great read!

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    1. It is a story that reminds us, at least it did me, of the people that are hurting and who need help, Stephanie. The author did a beautiful job of bringing the characters to life.

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