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The Wanderer

by Sharon Creech

The Wanderer by Sharon Creech X
The Wanderer by Sharon Creech
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    Apr 2000, 288 pages

    Apr 2002, 320 pages


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Complex plot but a good story overall
This book is definitely not my top favorite but it is one of them. Everyone seems to have their own story but they all entertwine with each other in a way that makes the story beautiful. The aspects of nature she uses in the story only adds to the content of it. I would recommend this to people who just want a book to calm themselves.

The sea, the sea. It called and called to me.
This book is EXCELLENT! I don't understand how some people didn't enjoy this. Sharon Creech captures the reader's attention with her use of "ship talk", so to speak, and the alternations between the two main characters give the book an unique appeal. I got it for my birthday, along with "Walk Two Moons", and I read them each in a day (Hey, I'm a fast reader!). I could hardly stand to put either of them down!
I'm glad this book got the Newberry Honors Award. It really deserved it.

The Wanderer
It was the best book i've ever read.

for all of u who rated tehis book a one nd complained about ti HAVE YOU WRITEN A BOOK LATLEY?!?!?!?!?!?!? its not an easy job!! i luved the book it was WONDERFUL!! if u cn write a better book that can win a Newberry Honor Book award??! this book is a GREAT book. i loved it.

This is a great book and great for anyone to read I'v read mayn books and this is one of teh best. If you love to read this is a book for you.
Jordi Raines

Sharon Creech did a great job on her books.
Tori Raines

This book is AMAZING,why would anyone not want to read it. All I have to say is that Sharon Creech did a GREAT job and that everyone should at least read it.

I read this book for no good reason. I asked my school librarian for a book she thought I would like. She gave it to me and I havent stopped reading it. This Summer alone I have read it about 10-12 times. Everytime It may be the same story but it never gets boring! I would recomend this book to anyone.

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