Miracle McCloy comes from an unusual family: Her father, Dane is a prodigy who published his first book at age thirteen; her grandmother, Gigi, is clairvoyant; and her mother was dead when her ""miracle"" daughter was pulled from her womb. Having been raised according to a set of mystical rules and beliefs, Miracle is unable to cope in the real world. Lost in a desperate dance among lit candles, she sets herself afire and comes to in a hospital. There, a young psychiatrist helps her navigate her painful struggle to take charge of her life.
Includes a reader's guide and an interview with the author.
""Nolan does a masterful job of drawing readers into the girl's mind and of making them care deeply about her chances for the future.""--School Library Journal
""Exceptionally well-written . . . [A] sad, funny, and tender story.""--Kirkus Reviews