I hadn’t remembered everything. A family mystery, dealing with the enigmas of one girl’s past, set before the ominous backdrop of the romantic high seas The mystery about her parents was just too simple to figure out. This book tells the story of the brothers and three cousins going on a sailing adventure from the US to England to see Bompie, father and grandfather. After living in Europe for eighteen years, she has recently returned to the United States to live.

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the wanderer by sharon creech

As an adult, I had serious questions aout the wisdom of the decisions made by the wandfrer in the book allowing Sophie to undertake the cross-Atlantic sail in the first place, not dealing with Sophie’s inability to understand and accept her history but the story is one that speaks well to the imagination and spirit of adventure of young girls. If I do not finish in two weeks, I will need to keep reading, and pay the daily fine until I do.

She goes sailing with her family members and everything is going good, until tthe horrible storm comes through. It is told in a realistic way that made me feel as though I were there, and made me think about what it would be like to take such a voyage.

With only six people to run a ship, Sophie knows that all of the crew members must be capable of saving the lives of the others, while also each feeling sure that everyone else aboard is equally capable.

The Wanderer

This book tells the story of the brothers and three cousins going on a sailing adventure from the US to England to see Bompie, father and grandfather. The things I like: It was a great book, but I think the author should have just made Sophie a regular girl and done without the mystery of “Ohmigosh, what happened to her parents?


There are treacherous seas.

I highly enjoyed this quick read. It was acceptable back in Anne of Great Gables time, but nowadays I think it is shron lazy storytelling to have an orphan who has had both parents die, and is adopted into a loving family. Like one of my favorite adult authors, Barbara Kingsolver, Sharon Creech has that trick of making every voice and personality stand out and make us feel the setting.

That way aanderer always new who was talking. Thirteen-year-old Sophie is the only girl amongst the surly crew of The Wanderer made up of her three uncles and two cousins.

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But it feels as if the boards were blown off by The Wave and things are floating around and I don’t know where to put them. Quotes from The Wanderer.

This was a very good book and there were things I loved about it and a few things I did not really like. For wajderer fictional view of what it was like growing up in my family, see Absolutely Normal Chaos.

They all learn new things about each other. Bybanks also makes a brief appearance by reference, but not by name in The Wanderer.

the wanderer by sharon creech

New Kings of the World. The mystery about her parents was just shraon simple to figure out. Their mode of transport, however, is shron luxury cruise liner. While on that trip her cousin Cody is trying to prove to his cousins and uncle and dad that he is much more then a doofus. An Abundance of Katherines. Please try again later. The story is brought to us by the hands of Sophie and Cody, and is told through their journal entries.


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I recommend this book to anybody who likes adventure books. It ceeech and rolled and called to me. Together the motley crew repairs the Wanderer and sets off to England to see Bumpie, the father of the uncles, and grandfather of the cousins. You have to brace yourself at every wave and be prepared for the shock of slamming into a wall.

We were outside running in those hills all wandereg long, and at night we’d gather on the porch where more stories would be told.

Preview — The Wanderer by Sharon Creech. This made it neither a “girl” book or a “boy” book. This book is about a girl named Sophie living with her two adopted parents who went to sea with her cousins and uncles to go find her Bompie who has sent Sophie many letters telling her stories about water when he was young. Through Sophie’s and Cody’s travel logs, the amazing experiences of these six wanderers and their perilous journey unfold.