Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

My rating: 4.8

An English nurse, Lib, that was trained under Florence Nightingale is brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle-a girl. The girl, Anna, is said to have survived without food for months.

I found myself following Lib's emotional journey starting with her skepticism to understanding more as she got to know all of the villagers. This was based on the compilation of several real-life phenomenon of girls appearing to live without food. I thought the author presented this in such a beautiful way and the story was a rich tapestery of so many threads.

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