Isabel Allende scores again. I’ve always enjoyed her books and this is no exception. Maya is a fascinating character. The people she’s surrounded by are even more interesting. I loved that this is set in Chile. I’m a big fan of learning about other places and cultures.
There once was a hidden city that didn’t appear on any maps. The people that lived there were sworn to secrecy about every aspect of their lives and work. Even if they wanted to tell someone about what was going on they couldn’t have. The vast majority of the men and women working in Oak Ridge, TN didn’t have any idea of what they were working on.
This was completely engrossing! The patriotism that led these people to move to the middle of nowhere to work on a secret something was awe inspiring to read about. What an amazing hidden bit of history.
I didn’t know that this book existed! The only Pinocchio I knew of was the Disney version. For shame! Josh, at The World’s Strongest Librarian recommended this to me. I’m so glad! Guess what? Pinocchio was such a dick! The cricket? He’s no song and dance man in this original version.
I’m glad I took the time to read this. It was a crazy and delightful romp.