Title Miracle Creek
Author Angie Kim
The Yoo's family moved to the U.S. from Korea in hopes of giving their daughter, Mary, a better life. After opening an HBOT facility on their property things started to look up for them. But on an unfortunate day, so much can and will change for them and the lives of those involved.
Did you connect with any characters? How was the character development?
This book has so many characters to connect to. They all sort of reached out to me in a way I didn't think was possible. Their hardships, their sadness, happiness, even the things that seemed slightly off about them felt, understandable. Realizing it now, it seems weird but it's truly how I felt reading this book.
What I liked most about the book.
It was so much more intriguing than I thought it would be. I was never bored, going back and forth from story to story kept me wanting to read more. It was so well written, something I always appreciate. Completely realistic!
What I disliked about the book.
I didn't dislike anything.
That was the thing about lies: they demanded commitment. Once you lied, you had to stick to your story (Location 3581).
It was inevitable for immigrants to become child versions of themselves, stripped of their verbal fluency and, with it, a layer of their competence and maturity (Location 2497).
Tragedies don't inoculate you against further tragedies, and misfortune doesn't get sprinkled out in fair proportions; bad things get hurled at you in clumps and batches, unimaginable and messy (Location 69).
But that was the way life worked. Every human being was the result of a million different factors mixing together (Location 5587).
Would I recommend this book?
Yes! If you enjoy mysteries, this is definitely a book to check out. I also want to give a shout out to how well we, as readers, receive the inside on Koreans feelings about moving to America from a teenager, as well as adults.