Monday, August 13, 2012

Miracle, by Elizabeth Scott
Miracle is a novel about a teen who survives a horrific plane crash and then must struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  The problem is that her parents, friends, and teachers do not realize or refuse to see that she is suffering with this disorder.  She is able to connect with an older woman who served in Vietnam and understands what she is going through.  She also feels a kinship with a next door neighbor who lost his younger sister to a severe asthma attack and is still processing his own grief and anger.

This book was well done and does highlight PTSD and how often it can be overlooked.  Still, in this day and age, one wonders why all the adults around her are so oblivious.  Her parents are obviously in denial, but what about her teachers?  Surely they would have some idea that she is sending up quite a few red flags. 

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