On the heels of his critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling debut novel, The Returned, Jason Mott delivers a spellbinding tale of love and sacrifice
On an ordinary day, at an air show like that in any small town across the country, a plane crashes into a crowd of spectators. After the dust clears, a thirteen-year-old girl named Ava is found huddled beneath a pocket of rubble with her best friend, Wash. He is injured and bleeding, and when Ava places her hands over him, his wounds disappear.
Ava has an unusual gift: she can heal others of their physical ailments. Until the air show tragedy, her gift was a secret. Now the whole world knows, and suddenly people from all over the globe begin flocking to her small town, looking for healing and eager to catch a glimpse of The Miracle Child. But Ava's unique ability comes at a great cost, and as she grows weaker with each healing, she soon finds herself having to decide just how much she's willing to give up in order to save the ones she loves most.
Elegantly written, deeply intimate and emotionally astute, The Wonder of All Things is an unforgettable story and a poignant reminder of life's extraordinary gifts.
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"This is one heck of a sophomore book--Mott hit yet another home run with this book. The focus is 13 year old Ava, who has some special powers that she wanted to keep under wraps. But one afternoon, while watching a plane show, the plane failed and crashed into the benches, trapping Ava and her best friend Wash. He was in serious trouble until Ava put hands on him, healing him completely while making herself very ill. Now, her secret is out, and it seems like the whole world hurries to Ava's small town, begging/demanding help from Ava. Chaos is too small a word for what all happens in this story, and once again Mott shows us that everyone has at least two sides, that hard choices must always be made, and everyone must accept the consequences of those choices."