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The Wanderer

by Sharon Creech

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The Wanderer by Sharon Creech
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    Apr 2000, 288 pages

    Apr 2002, 320 pages


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I loved this book because of the emotional factors Creech has once again put into words. I have also read Chasing Rebird, Walk Two Moons, and many others!! Loved them all!!

This is the best book I have ever read! I could read it over and over and over and over again!

The Wanderer by Sharon Creech
I had to read this book for school. At first I thought it was going to be bad, like all the other books that the teachers assigned us to read. But surprisingly this book was different.... it was fantastic.

This book RULES!I LOVE reading and this book definitely qualifies as a five for me ! I will read anything I can get my hands on , but this is by far the best book ever! I love how it is made as entries from Sopie's and Cody's logs.I'm also interested in "Merry Olde England" as it's called.
Cutie Bug

Awesome Book
I Love this book ! We are reading it for book clubs and it is the most awesomest book I've ever read in my entire life !
Briana Prucha

i love this book
I think who ever writes bad things about this book is very stupid because this book is one of the best books I have ever read. I HATE reading, but when I went over this in the library I was like WOW. I am reading Walk Two Moons right now and it is the best book I have ever read. I would read this for fun and as I stated before I HATE READING. If you are just going over this website for fun and happen to be reading my column I recommend this book

I know to many people that have read this book, feel like it has no end, the characters aren't well described, or it was very boring. And I understand what they are saying. But most of the books kids our age read are authors who state what they want the readers to think of a character's personality or something. I know I love those books the most because they make it easier to understand, fun, but really the story flies away from my brain once I shut that book close because, well, they are not allowing people to think for themselves. Have any of you read The Wrinkle In Time? Well, you know how this author writes beautifully, in my opinion, and at the same time describes her characters come to life. We have to infer what is going on in her story. Same with The Wanderer. I find the Wanderer very well written because the author can really describe the characters because it's great how we can form some personality to each character in our imaginations. I don't think many authors can really pull that off. I love Sharon Creech's style of writing because it is unique while refreshing.
Creech-loving 6th grader

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Sophie feels free against the waves, sailing in the ocean. A number of mini adventures happen on the way to Bompie. Sophie is actually an orphan, and a bit touchy about the subject.

Cody is fooling around a lot, and annoys everyone. But Sophie seems to understand him, and is rarely annoyed by his foolish actions. She seems to get along with Cody and Dock better than anyone else.

They stop at a number of places during the trip, and eventually, Sophie finds out that Uncle Dock is looking for his first love.

It's beautifully told. I especially love the storm bit. Sophie kept having this nightmare about a BIG, BLACK wave towering over her and sweeping her into the ocean forever. Then it seems to be actually happen as a big, WHITE wave, even larger, injures them all. She sees Uncle Stew, Uncle Mo, cousin Brian, and knows where Dock is, but she's really worried because she can't find Cody ANYWHERE.

It's really something.

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