The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

The Wonder

Emma Donoghue

343 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

fiction historical mystery mysterious reflective slow-paced

Description

An eleven-year-old girl stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse, sent to investigate whether she is a fraud, meets a journalist hungry for a story...Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, Emma Donoghue's The Wonder – inspir...

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Community Reviews Summary of 8,802 reviews

Moods

mysterious 72%
dark 70%
emotional 56%
sad 45%
tense 40%
reflective 32%
challenging 27%
hopeful 10%
informative 4%
inspiring 3%
adventurous 2%

Pace

slow 54%
medium 39%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 43% | A mix: 39% | Plot: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 46% | Yes: 33% | No: 19%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 81% | It's complicated: 7% | Yes: 6% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 15% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.65

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