The Wonder By Emma Donoghue – Book Review #25

The Wonder

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue Book Review

It’s been a while since I read my first novel by Emma Donoghue. It was called Room and I finished it in a day because I just couldn’t put it down.
I saw The Wonder in the book shop while we were on holiday. The cover design jumped out at me and when I when I saw it was by Emma, I had to buy it!

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

It’s set in Ireland in 1850-something and tells the story of an eleven-year-old girl, Anna, who is said to have not eaten for four months. Despite this, she’s still in very good health.

Lib Wright is a nurse who worked under Florence Nightingale in the Crimean war. She goes to Ireland to observe Anna and make sure no one is secretly feeding her. She works in shifts with another nurse who is a nun.

The start of the book was good. I really enjoyed the end of the book. The middle of the book, though, seemed to take forever to get through.
I even mentioned to the husband that I’d been reading for hours and the pages left to read didn’t seem to be getting less!n Goodreads. I think I’ll always pick up an Emma Donoghue book if I see a new one out. I just won’t be expecting the same pull that happened with Room.

On Goodreads, I gave it 4 stars. I’ll always pick up an Emma Donoghue book if I see a new one out. I just won’t be expecting the same pull that happened with Room.

 

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6 Comments

  1. Catherine @ Story Snug

    19th June 2017 at 10:56 am

    I’ve not heard of Emma Donoghue. It sounds like I should read Room to see if I like her writing style.

    #readwithme

  2. chantelle hazelden

    19th June 2017 at 3:38 pm

    I just love the front cover on this!! Thanks for sharing with #readwithme

  3. Yet Another Blogging Mummy

    19th June 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Not heard of this author and my mind is boggling at the idea of someone not eating for 4 months #readwithme

  4. Sarah MumofThree World

    20th June 2017 at 6:38 am

    I like the sound of this and will definitely give it a read, despite the slow middle part! I read Room not long after it came out and it is still one of my favourite books of all time. The only other book I’ve read of hers is The Sealed Letter, which was good, but not in the same ballpark as Room!

  5. BookBairn

    20th June 2017 at 12:06 pm

    I look forward to reading this one! Heard so much about it! #readwithme

  6. Rachel @ The Daisy Pages

    21st June 2017 at 9:21 am

    I love the cover, too…it would definitely attract my eye. I’ve not heard of the author before, I think I need to look up the Room 🙂 #readwithme

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