The Museum of Intangible Things
I know nothing about this book when I first started it out, just that it is some kind of a road trip between two best friends. I guess it would be pretty mean of me not to warn you that this book dwells with the idea of mental illness. It's not a spoiler, I assure you. You'll get the gist of it on the second chapter (I think) so there's no need for you to go all ballistic on me. I thought it would be nice to tell you that so you won't be expecting a light read judging from ...more
Oh, book. Our relationship should have been amazing, but instead I closed you and felt as if maybe I had wasted too much of my life's time trying to understand where you went wrong. But slowly it hit me. I won't lie and say it was me and not you. It really was you.
Dear readers, there be spoilers within, but mild.
After my magical three hours spent reading "The Probability of Miracles" while in a hospital in early January, a time spent as an assistant caretaker for my grandfather dying of terminal ...more
This was phenomenal. It touched on so many important topics in the perfect way. The execution of the entire book just blows me away. I HAVE SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS BOOK. ...more
I just... the road trip, honestly was sloppy writing.
EPIC PLOT SPOILERS:
It was wish fulfillment; a series of zany events with no consequences, and that is not real life.
Here's a list of everything t ...more
I'm sorry. I don't want to sound mean but this book was so boring and uninspiring that I skipped pages just to be done with it.
Why in blazes did I even read it to begin with? Because I like pretty looking things and I was blinded by the appearance of the book. I'm only human. Anyway, Zoe's BPD was supposed to appeal to me but she just annoyed the heck out of me. Then Zoe's flat person ...more
WARNING: THIS ENTIRE REVIEW IS A GINORMOUS RANT AND I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE FOR THE LENGTH.
Bleh. This book was bleh. I'm so happy that it's finally over after struggling through it for a few days.
The Museum of Intangible Things centers on two girls that are best friends, Zoe and Hannah. Now as teenagers, Zoe is itching to leave their small town and explore. What follows is a long road trip where Zoe hopes to bring Hannah out of her shell and learn to be more outgoing and big. Things like ...more
Something about this book attracted me to it - I don’t know what it was because I’m not usually for the busy, ribbony, all full covers, but maybe it was the promise for something entrancing that did the trick. I thought this book was going to be a light, fun contemporary but I soon realised that according to the summary I was mistaken. Starting, I expected an emotional heart-wrenching reads. I guess it just shows: you can't always trust summar ...more
“I am a freshwater girl. I live on the lake, and in New Jersey, that’s rare. The girls on the other side of town have swimming pools, and the girls in the south have the seashore. Other girls are dry, breezy, salty, and bleached. I, on the other hand, am dark, grounded, heavy, and wet. Fed by springs, tangled in soft fernlike seaweed, I am closer to the earth. Saturated to the bone. I know it, and so do the freshwa ...more
Oh. This was good. This knew right where to burrow its pincers and plant that seedling. If that even works that way.
Ten letter word for incorporeal, evanescent, imponderable, unsure.
This weed that is growing is deep in my nethers. It hurts. It reminds me that something is missing, something/one that is far away, evasive. That what I consider is true love. True: “You choose your truth and then you build your life around it.” Love: “Greater love has no man than this: to lay down his life for his ...more
I had really high hopes for The Museum of Intangible Things because I loved Wendy Wunder's previous novel, The Probability of Miracles. First of all, she is b ...more
This is a story about a truly devoted friendship. In a way, I suppose that makes it a love story; one which shows the rocky nature of such relationships, but also the unflinchingly loyalty that comes with finding a friend you know will be in your life forever.
This book is Zoe's journey, but told from Hannah's point of view. We watch with Hannah as her friend's mental state slowly deteriorates, and worry alongside her as Zoe gets more and more erratic. Yet, we also smile and laugh while these two ...more
But it's not. Just a little bit.
It turns out to be sad! My friend Martha and I were looking for something light and cheerful to match the holiday season and for me to get out of my sequels reading slump. And since we both have guilty pleasures towards road trip books, I was expecting to read about it, maybe not immediately, but soon after the first few chapters. But it only began at the 40% mark.
Wow. This book was actually really really good and I learned a few lessons myself while reading it. It was a bit young for me, but still it was a highly enjoyed book.
When I was halfway through the book, I got asked how I would rate it on a scale of 1 to 10 and I said that so far I would give it a 6.5 or 7, and that depending on the ending it may become an 8.
Because now if I was asked that question, I would go so far as to say 10! Or even 10.5!
If you’re thinking (which you probably are not) that the main reason I liked this book so much is that those are very stressful (final/submission) times & that I just happened to find the great escape for one...more
But as Zoe begins to lose touch with r ...more
"There is no stronger bond than the one that gets you through childhood. This is our story."
Well, it's nice to read something that focuses on the friendship more than the romance. But this didn't really came up to my expectations.
Yes, it's about two inseparable friends. Yes, it's about a roadtrip. But no, this is not a light read. It deals with mental issues (Zoe is bipolar and this is not a spoiler!) I guess, what I'm trying to say is that.. the cutie cover is a little misleading.
Also the mentally ill girl exits as nothing but a manic pixie dream girl that's teaching her boring friend how to live.
The romance was creepy and a guy who acts like that about his girlfriend/ex girlfriend is not who you want to date.
Very tell not show. Lots of pointless explanation and description. Dialogue sounds forced because it's used to explain the author's philosophy.
This is ...more
This book was amazing. It kinda reminded me of something John Green would write... Or All the Bright Places.
It will make you laugh, make you cry, make you take a step back and really think about life. It teaches you about life, about yourself, and about the things people go through. It gives you hope and breaks your heart and takes things to a whole new level.
I was absolutely blown away by this book.
This was not at all what I was expecting. I'm not sure what I was expecting. But I'm 780% sure I'm now having some sort of quarter life crisis. I don't know how that relates to this book, but I'll just leave this here. ...more
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