BookBrowse has a new look! Learn more about the update here.

What readers think of The Wanderer, plus links to write your own review.

Summary |  Excerpt |  Reviews |  Read-Alikes |  Genres & Themes |  Author Bio

The Wanderer by Sharon Creech

The Wanderer

by Sharon Creech
  • Critics' Opinion:
  • Readers' Opinion:
  • First Published:
  • Apr 1, 2000
  • Paperback:
  • Apr 2002
  • Rate this book

  • Buy This Book

About This Book


Page 11 of 11
There are currently 87 reader reviews for The Wanderer
Order Reviews by:

Write your own review!


The reason I rate this book 1. All the characters I hate. When you don't have any characters you like then the book just isn't good. I say she should get a new job.

boring!! I can't belive some people actually like it!

This Book Is boaring!!! I had to do it for a book report!!!
I wouldl rather do something on a piece of water!!!!!
andy {andrea}

It Sucked !!!!!!!!!!1 i had to #@%&*&^ read it for school and i hated it !!!!!!!!!! Im doing a stupid Project on it right now! :


I didn't this book at all i think it was a very boring story that went on and on and didn't have a point i've read other sharon chreech books and i think they were just as bad it spent 3 days reading this book and didn't enjoy any of it.

Have you written any good books lately? My name is Leah Pollock and I live in Northfield New Jersey. I must be one of your biggest fans. I’ve read almost every one of your books. Something that sounded sort of similar in all of your books is that somewhere in the story a certain character has to face a certain challenge or decision. One of my personal favorites, out of all of the books that you’ve written, is “The Wanderer”.

   The Wanderer mainly took a plain eleven year old girl, named Sophie, and faced her with decisions and tasks. Also towards the beginning of her journey with her Uncles Mo, Doc and Stew and Cousins Brian and Cody, the chapters start switching off with her point of view of the journey and with her cousin Cody’s point of view of the journey on theWanderer. To me, it was interesting to see their different perspectives. There was also a little twist in the story when Cody’s role as a non productive member of the Wanderer crew sort of switched to a more helpful person. That part taught me an important lesson: “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. This meaning, that all of the members of the crew, including Cody’s father, pratically lost faith in him the first time they layed their eyes on him. Finally. After Cody proved himself to his family members, they thought of him differently. Cody reminded me mostly of myself when I was a new kid at Northfield Community School. When they first see you they draw up their own conclusions about your personality. Cody was mainly thought of as a clumsy kid who spent most of his time juggling. It was also interesting to see how all of the men on the Wandere changed their oppinions about Sophie. Their first perspective was that she was an eleven year old girly girl who couldn’t do any work. In conclusion, you truly are my favorite Author.

Become a Member

Join BookBrowse today to start
discovering exceptional books!
Find Out More

Top Picks

  • Book Jacket: Early Sobrieties
    Early Sobrieties
    by Michael Deagler
    Dennis Monk is sober now, and he expects some applause. Or at least some recognition that he's ...
  • Book Jacket: The Coin
    The Coin
    by Yasmin Zaher
    A popular choice for book jackets in recent years, perhaps especially in the historical fiction ...
  • Book Jacket: The Night of Baba Yaga
    The Night of Baba Yaga
    by Akira Otani, Sam Bett
    When Yoriko Shindo gets into a brawl on a busy street in 1970s Tokyo, she has no idea what the ...
  • Book Jacket: The Anthropologists
    The Anthropologists
    by Aysegül Savas
    A documentary filmmaker, Asya is interested in the "unremarkable grace" of daily life, "the slow and...

BookBrowse Book Club

Book Jacket
The 1619 Project
by Nikole Hannah-Jones
An impactful expansion of groundbreaking journalism, The 1619 Project offers a revealing vision of America's past and present.

Members Recommend

  • Book Jacket

    The Very Long, Very Strange Life of Isaac Dahl
    by Bart Yates

    A saga spanning 12 significant days across nearly 100 years in the life of a single man.


Solve this clue:

L T C O of the B

and be entered to win..

Who Said...

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

Click Here to find out who said this, as well as discovering other famous literary quotes!

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.