The Miracle Stealer by Neil ConnellyThe Miracle Stealer by Neil Connelly

The Miracle Stealer

byNeil Connelly

Paperback | December 1, 2012

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Booklist praised this "ambitious and graceful drama" in a starred review.

Andi Grant adores her six-year-old brother, Daniel, a "miracle child" who fell down a mine shaft and survived. People regularly come to him for blessings and healings (which sometimes seem to work), and Andi is horrified by his exploitation, especially when she finds signs of a stalker around their home. With the help of her once-and-maybe-future boyfriend Jeff, she comes up with a plan so audacious, so dramatic, it will stop the attention on Daniel forever: an "Anti-Miracle" that will unravel with the slightest examination of the facts, and cast doubt on Daniel's powers forever after.

Neil Connelly's first YA novel, St. Michael's Scales, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. He teaches creative writing at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, where he lives with his wife and their two sons.
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Title:The Miracle StealerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.47 inPublished:December 1, 2012Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545133122

ISBN - 13:9780545133128

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Miracle Stealer*"The power and danger of religion receives a realistic, gutsy...examination." -Booklist, starred review"This story is complicated, but Connelly paces it well." -School Library Journal"Andi's internal journey from faith to cynicism and back again (sort of) is handled with exceptional skill. It's a rare and welcome portrait of a girl trying to navigate teenage angst, family dysfunction, and religious belief." -The Horn Book