REVIEW: The Wonders

In The Wonders we get the struggles of two different women in two different timepoints for relevance and voice. Through their day to day lives we see their struggle to be seen and heard. Each has life changing things happen to them and feel them as they shut themselves off and make choices about how their lives will go. The stories do eventually come together but by then I was a bit bored.

This was a case of the writing style not being for me. There’s a lot of long paragraphs with stream of consciousness that includes lots of minutiae with the larger heavy important social messages. I do try to make an effort to read translated reads and I did find the girls’ stories very relatable but there were times where I felt a bit lost. Reading other reviews, I’m sure this is just me, there are so many amazing reviews. Just because I didn’t love this one doesn’t mean that you won’t.

Thanks to Algonquin Books for the gifted copy. All opinions above are my own.

What’s the last translated novel you’ve read?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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