I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder
on April 10, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Loyalty. Envy. Obligation. Dreams. Disappointment. Fear. Negligence. Coping. Elation. Lust. Nature. Freedom. Heartbreak. Insouciance. Audacity. Gluttony. Belief. God. Karma. Knowing what you want (there is probably a French word for it). Saying Yes. Destiny. Truth. Devotion. Forgiveness. Life. Happiness (ever after).
Hannah and Zoe haven’t had much in their lives, but they’ve always had each other. So when Zoe tells Hannah she needs to get out of their down-and-out New Jersey town, they pile into Hannah’s beat-up old Le Mans and head west, putting everything—their deadbeat parents, their disappointing love lives, their inevitable enrollment at community college—behind them.
As they chase storms and make new friends, Zoe tells Hannah she wants more for her. She wants her to live bigger, dream grander, aim higher. And so Zoe begins teaching Hannah all about life’s intangible things, concepts sadly missing from her existence—things like audacity, insouciance, karma, and even happiness.
An unforgettable read from the acclaimed author of The Probability of Miracles, The Museum of Intangible Things sparkles with the humor and heartbreak of true friendship and first love.
I so adored The Probability of Miracles and I’ve been anxious to start Wendy Wunder’s next book ever since then. The Museum of Intangible Things wasn’t quite what I was expecting but it was an enjoyable read.
The book isn’t the lighted-hearted summer road trip book you might be thinking it is. The Museum of Intangible Things is frankly a little odd at times. The story focuses on friendship and mental illness. Zoe and Hannah’s friendship is a remarkable thing. The dynamic between them was great. Hannah just wanted to look after Zoe and make her feel accepted. While Zoe challenged Hannah to step outside her comfort zone.
The romance was more of a side story but I still loved it. They had so much chemistry! I don’t think I would ever get tired of reading their conversations.
Overall I enjoyed The Museum of Intangible by Wendy Wunder things. Some situations were a bit far-fetched but still fun. If you like books that focus on friendships, I would recommend this one.