Seventeen-year-old Leigh Mason is not sure she’s ready to share her mom, her bedroom, and her little sisters with her new stepsister, Betsy. And she’s definitely not ready to share her best friend, who happens to be a boy!
Coping with a blended family is not easy for either Leigh or Betsy, especially during their senior year in high school. Each step brings them nearer to a crisis that will either send them running in different directions or bind them firmly together (which, let’s face it, would take a miracle).
Bright Blue Miracle is a new young adult novel that has everything a girl wants: a hero (more specifically, a really cute boy), a villain (who happens to be a stepsister), comedy, despair, pedicures, ice cream, love, hate, tennis, revenge, and, of course, a couple of surprises that might send you for some tissues.
With her first published novel, Becca Wilhite has accomplished what few first time novelists manage. She has created characters who truly live and breathe in the pages of her book. They, and the main character particularly, are genuine and believably and provoke a wide gamut of emotions. From outright laughter to actual tears, I found this book incredibly compelling and moving. A coming of age story of the highest order!
I am far beyond my teenage years, but I found myself completely mesmerized by this story of a young girl who discovers much about herself and the people around her.
It reminded me that I don't always know what is going on in the lives and hearts of the people who I interact with on a daily basis, even though I think I do.
Once I started this book I couldn't put it down.
I can't wait for this author's new books to come out!
Bright Blue Miracle is a must read for any teenage girl. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. It’s a wonderful story about growing up and learning to share the things that are closest to you – your best friend and family – with the last person in the world you want to share it with – your “wicked” step sister.