Thursday, February 16, 2017
I seem to be in the minority here but I have to say that I am absolutely in love with this book. I read and enjoyed The Return but it didn't stick with me like this one. When I started The Wonder of All Things, I was hopeful I would connect with it more deeply but was worried it wouldn't measure up to the last couple of books I'd just read (The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash, both of which I loved).
All I can say is I am so glad I picked this to read when I did. I am going through some difficult times and I needed to connect with a story...with characters...and that's exactly what happened with this wonderful book.
I am enamored with Ava and with Wash and am in awe and wonder at the beauty, depth, and simplicity of their deeply connected souls. The beauty of their relationship is at the very core of the story and it continues to unfold and blossom the deeper the story goes.
I finished the book with honest, flowing tears and clutched the book as I let the enormity of the beauty of it wash over me. I know not everyone will be affected the way I was...I suspect so many saw it from a different perspective...but I know I will never forget this book, this story, or these children. I thank you, Jason Mott, for one of the most beautiful stories I've read in a long long time. I am moving this directly to my fave books collection. I can't wait to re-read it...and yes, I'm still crying...
REVIEW - 5 stars (out of 5)