Publisher: Razorbill (April 10th 2014)
Hardcover: 336 pages
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Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Loyalty. Envy. Obligation. Dreams. Disappointment. Fear. Negligence. Coping. Elation. Lust. Nature. Freedom. Heartbreak. Insouciance. Audacity. Gluttony. Belief. God. Karma. Knowing what you want (there is probably a French word for it). Saying Yes. Destiny. Truth. Devotion. Forgiveness. Life. Happiness (ever after).
Hannah and Zoe haven’t had much in their lives, but they’ve always had each other. So when Zoe tells Hannah she needs to get out of their down-and-out New Jersey town, they pile into Hannah’s beat-up old Le Mans and head west, putting everything—their deadbeat parents, their disappointing love lives, their inevitable enrollment at community college—behind them.
As they chase storms and make new friends, Zoe tells Hannah she wants more for her. She wants her to live bigger, dream grander, aim higher. And so Zoe begins teaching Hannah all about life’s intangible things, concepts sadly missing from her existence—things like audacity, insouciance, karma, and even happiness.
• The reason why I read The Museum of Intangible Things was because I loved The Probability of Miracles, which my friend recommended to me after she noticed how much I enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. The Museum of Intangible Things is different from The Probability of Miracles, but there’s that same feeling I felt when I first read The Probability of Miracles.
• I love the title. The Museum of Intangible Things makes me think of the crazy impossibilities. It doesn’t really make sense until you read the book and then you’re like ‘oh, so that’s why it’s that title.’
• I love the cover. The cover reminds me of an instagram picture. You know those cute little fonts you see on people’s pictures sometimes. I need to figure out how to do that for my own pictures.
• Hannah is tough. She has all these things going on in her life. First with the situation of her father, then her best friend who ends up being a little crazy. She’s independent and doesn’t need to depend on anyone. Not even, Danny who she comes to like as more than a friend.
• Oh man, the feels between Danny and Hannah. I swear there were midget-sized tears when Hannah thought that Danny betrayed her. And then there were also the feels for Hannah and Zoey. Especially when Zoey becomes sort of crazy.
• When I said crazy road trip, I really meant crazy. They sleep in Ikea. There’s also the fact that Danny following them, and them being on Amber Alert. Zoey also steals a taser. It’s a nutty road trip.