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Hannah and Zoe aren’t expecting much out of life, not in their tiny New Jersey town. They are expected to graduate from high school, then spend the rest of their lives in trailers on the shores of the lake. Hannah wants more than that. So does Zoe, though Zoe goes about it in different ways. Sometimes Zoe is so excitable that she can’t sit still. Sometimes she sleeps for days. She channels her energy into The Museum of Intangible Things, a way to teach her brother, who has autism spectrum disorder, about emotions. Her habits have always been manageable until one fateful night, when Zoe is changed forever.
When Zoe wakes up, she drags Hannah out on the road, through New York City, Ohio, Michigan, South Dakota, and beyond, teaching Hannah about the intangible wonders of life. At first, Hannah is glad for the chance at a wild road trip. Soon, she realizes that what Zoe has planned might mean much more than a few nights away from home. Can Hannah save Zoe from herself?
The Museum of Intangible Things is a contemporary YA masterpiece. Sure, it paints a beautiful picture of a friendship, but it also faces the difficult task of portraying characters dealing with mental health issues. Wendy Wunder is not afraid to give us multi-dimensional characters with real-life problems, and we love it.
Check out The Museum of Intangible Things at the Vigo County Public Library