Bright Blue Miracle

So here’s the problem with most teen novels. It seems authors and publishing houses are under the false impression that the majority of kids today drink, smoke, do drugs and have sex. But the fact is, tons and tons of kids don’t. Still, everything they see and read sends the message that this is what kids are doing.

Enter Becca Wilhite.


Becca Wilhite’s first novel, Bright Blue Miracle, was launched this last month. Unlike most of the YA main stream writers we see, Becca writes cleverish, “clean teen” novels that would make any writer bright blue with envy. Her writing style is kind of along the lines of My Super Hopeless Romance (which Becca has never read). Reading her new novel, I laughed, I cried, I wanted to kick the main character in the head–it’s a book any woman can appreciate. Get it for your daugher, your cousin, your neice, or yourself.

If you’re interested, click the bright blue button link on my sidebar, or check out the display at your local Deseret Books.


  1. You know, I’ve been working with punk kids for so long, and they always tell me that everyone does drugs and is having sex at 13. No, it’s just everyone in their tiny group of friends. Sometimes, even I forget that there are kids out there not getting into trouble and into these kinds of things.

    I’m glad that there’s a YA author out there that doesn’t glorify that. Well, ANOTHER YA author who doesn’t just write about creepy vampire boyfriends.

  2. Sounds like a breath of fresh air. Another great YA author who is clean, funny, and just downright awesome is Janette Rallison. I love her books and plan to have my girls read them when they’re old enough.

  3. You know, I’ve kinda been eyeing this. Now I’m going to buy it. Thanks for the recommendation.

  4. I just like the cute cover. Is that a good reason to buy a book?

  5. Ha…..She is my husband’s cousin’s wife. Ha Ha Neat to see this. I need to call my Mother-in-Law and tell her about it.

    My Mom, Susan Lazenby ordered the book last night….I am sure for my little sis. She didn’t even know of the relation. Pretty fun….thanks for sharing.

  6. Sounds good! I also like Kay Lynn Mangum. She writes about meaty, heartfelt & real-life senarios. Makes teens think about what consequences their choices will have in the future – since we former-teens know that we seldom thought farther into the future than summer vacation…

    So, when’s YOUR teen read coming out???

  7. It’s so nice to give teenagers alternatives to what is blasted in their faces on a daily basis. If we expect more out of our children then we get more out of them. All with love in the mixture of course!

  8. Wow, what a nice button, you’re so good at that stuff. (Sorry, I couldn’t help it.)

    What I meant to say is I think I’ll check it out.

  9. I love those toenails — I want mine to look like that. Very sassy. YES we need to emphasize the GOOD our teens are doing. People seem to want to emphasize the icky and not on the great stuff. Guess I’ll have to check out that story. I was once a young womens 2nd counselor (scarry I know) and it’s amazing how strong and brilliant these girls are.

  10. My teen daughter will love this! thanks for the recommend!

  11. Bless you for this recommendation. I love finding new book to read.

  12. It’s been awhile since I’ve found a great book, thanks for the recommendation! I like those toes too (if the cover of a book doesn’t appeal to me, its hard to start reading it!), now I want a pedicure! haha

  13. The book sounds wonderful. Kinda reminds me of my “Babysitters Club” days….only way better, way cooler, way different, and way regretful that I just typed that I read those books…..every single one!!

  14. I just checked our library and was surprised and pleased to see the have it! This is quite the shock as our library is not very good. Unfortunately, it’s checked out right now. I’ll try again later.

  15. Oh that looks good! I am just getting into YA novels. Thanks for the tip!

  16. I don’t know, it’s going to take a mountain of a novel for me to give up my passion for Jack Weyland and his stories of teen angst and love. I think between my sister and I we had 4 or 5. They were a lot better than the smut Sweet Valley High dished out, that my neighbor read…which I may or may not have secretly read one or two. Maybe I shouldn’t have disclosed that. For a moment I may or may not have thought this was Kristinas dishy anonymous post, sorry about that.

  17. Actually, I just like your reminder that not all teens are getting into trouble. I, for one, know more kids (and adults) that are on drugs and in trouble with the law than not. So, when I see someone that ISN’T, I’m in awe of them and they stand out. I think it’s great when there are books & movies, etc. that have some values.

  18. Read the book and loved it. Am buying more for all my granddaughters! Highly recommend for young adults.