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Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite
Wisdom of Fools: Stories of Extraordinary Lives by Phil Harvey is made up of eight short stories. Each story is unique and has distinctive characters. Some stories are better than others, but they all make you think. Wisdom of Fools is a pretty easy read, but you may have to reread a few of the stories to make sure you understand the point Harvey is trying to make. A few of the tales I liked a lot more than others.
The Hiding Place was by far my favorite. This one is about a guy who wants to keep his favorite place in nature to himself. The story follows him through the years and the place remains very dear to him. I think everyone can relate to this because everyone has had a favorite place. The other story I really enjoyed was It’s a Wise Child. This one is about the fear of the unknown being greater than the known. This story made me want to get a DNA test on myself. Farewell Party made me ask myself what I would do if I was in that situation. I honestly do not think I could do what Ambrose did to his friend. Hunting Dora reminded me of The Hunger Games and The Purge put together. I was surprised how this one ended.
Overall, I enjoyed reading Wisdom of Fools: Stories of Extraordinary Lives. I liked that each one was different. You never knew how the stories would turn out once you began reading them. I would like to read more of Harvey’s work in the future.