Review: The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder

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.

Author: Jackie

0 Replies to “Review: The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder”

  1. Not sure if I like the sound of this, Jackie. It sounds a bit nuts and out of this world. I mean, I love Ikea but not enough to sleep in the store. xD My 12 year old cousin bought this for the cover, and she couldn’t stop laughing at how absurd the book was right after reading it. I might still give it a try, though. Lovely review!

    1. There were good and bad parts of this book, Aimee, but it was an interesting road trip. One of the random-est road trips I ever read about. I hope you take a chance on it. It wasn’t exactly my cup of tea and I almost forgot what the book was even about halfway through, but maybe you might enjoy it more than I did.

  2. It sounds like a book I would love, I’m going to put it on my wishlist right away! Great title too, very original!

  3. Love the cover of this one 🙂

    1. The cover is one of the reasons why I picked the book up. 🙂

  4. Thank you, I have added this to my TBR because it sounds really cute and if it’s like Statistical Probability then it must be enjoyable too. Great review!

    1. Yay! So glad to hear that Jeann. 🙂 It was a pretty cute read once you get past the craziness.

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