The Wonder by Emma Donaghue

An English nurse accepts a curious job in Ireland. She is to watch over a young girl for two weeks to make sure she doesn’t eat. Why? Because her family claims that she is subsisting on the Holy Spirit and that she hasn’t eaten in 3 months. The English nurse is to work with an Irish Nun and report their findings at the end of the two week period. The story is told from the point of view or the English nurse who has little regard for the Irish or Catholicism for that matter. The book delves into the soul of the narrator, expertely develops her relationship with the girl and the nun and, best of all, keeps us guessing till the end.

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