The Wonder


Author: Emma Donoghue

I was disappointed by The Wonder. It is possible that I set my expectations too high after reading The Room, but I was not even slightly interested in the storyline of this novel. Here are some bullet points of my thoughts.

Negative attributes:

  • It was VERY predictable
  • The characters were self-important and annoying to read about.
  • The premise wasn't interesting

Positive attributes:

  • I learned about the history of Ireland, Ireland and British relations, and religion
  • The writing is excellent and beautiful
  • I can see why other readers might find this novel to be to their liking if they found the premise intriguing, unlike me.

SAM Munich

Milwaukee native trying to make sense of adult life with books and food.

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