New girl Ana struggles with overprotective parents who push her to succeed, but when she winds up in detention she discovers she is not the only girl in school who has survived a near-fatal incident.
I bigtime heart Anne and May, the Good Girls, so I was thrilled to read The Miracle Girls, the first in their new young adult series. Anne and May write Christian fiction that isn’t preachy, and The Miracle Girls makes Ana’s Christianity just part of her life, not the focus of the book.
Ana makes some pretty big blunders at the start of the story, but it’s easy to relate to her because she’s really struggling to find her place in the world. Her parents want her to have a huge quinceanera, but she’s afraid she won’t have any friends to invite. She gets off on the wrong foot with Riley McGee, a popular cheerleader who is Ana’s number one rival for grades. Riley happens to be one of the three girls that Ana ends up sitting with in detention, and even though the the four girls discover their common thread, Ana can’t imagine that they’ll ever end up friends.
The Miracle Girls is a fast, delightful read and I can’t wait to read the next one, which follows Christine. I was definitely intrigued by the story Anne and May created for Christine, so I’m glad they chose to go with her for book 2.