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. But when 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 miraculously disappear.
Ava has a unique 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 glimpse the wonder of a miracle. But Ava’s unusual 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 sacrifice in order to save the ones she loves most.
“Lyrically written, thought-provoking and emotionally searing…. Another fascinating and powerful reflection from Mott on how the real world reacts when the impossible happens. ”