Reviewed by Lucy Middlemass
The Theory of my Wonders is the most unexpected love story. It’s surreal without being far-fetched, thought-provoking without being preachy.
There are seven new Wonders of the World and young Columbia Channyn is invited to them all. Each Wonder is a delight, from the enormous machine that “nearly steps on a zebra and accidentally kicks a lion” to other, more sinister creations. Columbia doesn’t know who is building the Wonders or who keeps sending the invitations.
Life is tough. Columbia is living without her parents and is surrounded by bullies. As she escapes to visit the Wonders, she develops theories – among them theories of change, dying, falling, cruelty and fear. Every theory is tested, and if she can survive the Wonders, she will learn what it is to be human.
I was drawn in by the Wonders and held by Columbia’s complexity and realism, despite the fantasy setting. This is a story packed with imaginative ideas, told by an enchanting, surprising narrator. It could be read and enjoyed over and over again, and ought to be. Thoroughly recommended.
Author Tim Sharman is offering two giveaways for The Theory Of My Wonders.
- Seven signed paperbacks for readers in the USA.
- Seven Kindle eBooks for readers elsewhere in the world.
All you have to do to enter is:
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- Nominate your own personal Wonder of the World in the comments down below. For example, Burg Khalifa, Tibetan mists, deep fried Mars bars, fluffy kittens, Winona Ryder.
- Tell us whether you are in the USA or Elsewhere.
The competition will end one week from today and we will contact the winners as soon as we’ve decided which of your Wonders we like best.