Monday 24 March 2014

Review ~ Miracle Girl by Ellis J. Delmonte.

Title: Miracle Girl.
Author: Ellis J. Delmonte.
Publisher: Hawkwood Books.
Release Date: November 10, 2007.

Purchase: Amazon UK ; Amazon

When her mother is taken seriously ill, Rachel’s life is thrown into turmoil. It’s already a crucial year at school with GCSEs and a starring role in the school play, but now everything is that much harder.

Her family is fraught with tensions and secrets, her little brother lost and needy, her affections and friendships abused.

How does anyone at 16 years old tackle such impossible challenges? Rachel finds a way through with dignity, humour, honest and love, which is why her mother calls her Miracle Girl.

Complete review also posted on Readgig here.


Miracle Girl was about Rachel and her family, trying to come to terms with the serious illness her mother is facing. I wasn’t sure how much I was going to enjoy it, since the plot tackled things a little too close to home for me, but provided you have the tissues on hand, this book is an incredible story.

The book was written from the perspective of Rachel and she was a great character. She gave a refreshing outlook on the heart-breaking life she was living and although this book was a tear-jerker, the love and humour and caring nature Rachel brought to Miracle Girl made it much easier to read. The plot was touching and accurately written from someone who seems to have real knowledge of the illness handled – I found it relatable throughout.

I loved Rachel and how brave she was, and her relationship with her mum was a real stand-out in this book for me. In their conversations, you grew to learn about both of their lives and they were strong, admirable characters. Baz was also an uplifting character. He was just too sweet and really made me smile. Along with Rachel’s dad, nan and grandad, they weren’t a perfect family but that just made it more believable and interesting to read.

Miracle Girl was a fantastic poignant book. It was a sad story but with added humour and some great characters. Maybe it wouldn’t have the same appeal to someone who hasn’t been through similar situations Rachel faced, but I have, and I found this book faultless.

*I received a copy of this book to review for Readgig.

Review also posted on Goodreads ; Amazon UK ; Amazon

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