Finding Miracles

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Knopf, Oct 12, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 264 pages
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MILLY KAUFMAN IS an ordinary American teenager living in Vermont—until she meets Pablo, a new student at her high school. His exotic accent, strange fashion sense, and intense interest in Milly force her to confront her identity as an adopted child from Pablo’s native country. As their relationship grows, Milly decides to undertake a courageous journey to her homeland and along the way discovers the story of her birth is intertwined with the story of a country recovering from a brutal history.

Beautifully written by reknowned author Julia Alvarez, Finding Miracles examines the emotional complexity of familial relationships and the miracles of everyday life.

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User Review  - Julia DeBarrioz - Goodreads

This was an interesting book, though had I known when I started it that it was more of a young adult novel I probably would have skipped over it. Lots of gritty details were glossed over, which is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nhat Do - Goodreads

Do You Believe in Miracles, or Not? By: Nhat Do The novel “Finding Miracles” by Julia Alvarez retells wonderful miracles happened in this story that changed Milly's life. Yet, miracles only appeared ... Read full review


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Julia Alvarez has written three other books for young readers, The Secret Footprints, a picture book; How Tía Lola Came to (Visit) Stay, a middle-grade novel; and Before We Were Free, a young adult novel. She is a writer-in-residence at Middlebury College and lives in Vermont.

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