“The Wanderer,” by Sharon Creech

“The Wanderer,” by Sharon Creech is a Newberry Honor Medal winning novel about a sailboating journey across the Atlantic Ocean.

Book Cover of The Wanderer by Sharon CreechSophie is a thirteen-year-old girl, who loves the sea and begged her way onto “The Wanderer,” her uncle's 45 foot long sailboat. With her cousins Cody and Brian and three uncles, Sophie will be able to experience the ocean first hand on a cross Atlantic trip to visit her grandfather.

The story is told through the travel logs of Sophie and her cousin Cody. Little do they know but both of them will be changed forever by this trip. Cody is a fun loving boy who loves to goof off, but he wants to prove himself to his demanding father. Sophie loves the sea, but she fears it as well, and facing the sea personally will help her to uncover a piece of her forgotten past.

The first time that I read “The Wanderer,” I was highly impressed by Sharon Creech's voice and character development. The plot is very rich and the interrelationships between the six characters who must live in close quarters on the small sailboat make the story interesting. “The Wanderer” is about an epic journey, but the most sublime and important things, I think, happen on the small scale, in the Wanderer's confines.

Sharon Creech's “The Wanderer” is an admirable Newberry Honor book that I would definitely recommend to you.

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Inkweaver Review 2008-10-29T15:01:00-05:00

12 replies so far. What are your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

I've had this book for years, and would definately reccomend it to a friend. I found it really iteresting, and I love the plot. I think that it touches on important topics, such as sexism, grief and family, yet it is never too serious and depressing.

NathanKP said...

I certainly agree. Thank you for commenting.


Anonymous said...

I am just starting to read this book and its plot already enchants me. I feel Sharon Creech is a fatastic writer and is highly gifted. I have read many of her other books and know this onee will meet expectations.

NathanKP said...

Thank you for taking the time to rate "The Wanderer" and post your comment about it.


Anonymous said...

this book is amazing too bad none of sharon creeches books r a series =(

NathanKP said...

I would have to agree that "The Wanderer" leaves readers wanting more. But Sharon Creech, always designs her books to stand alone.

Thanks for commenting.

kokokikikoko said...

I just finished the book last night, and I must say it is amazing. I slammed it down on my pillow and demanded more. I am a picky reader so it says a lot in the simple sentence. All in all, great plot, Sharon Creech is an amazing author

Anonymous said...

i hate this book i wish i could just be done with this stupid report

Elva Galve said...

it's our group's book to read assigned to us by our teacher.Yeah...it's a good one.It uses simple words which makes me understand it well.
Actually,in our class,our group did a body biography presentation about this book's main character,which is Sophie.
It's fun...hahaha!

Anonymous said...

I for one thought it was a great book.

Anonymous said...

i like girls

Anonymous said...

it was a delightful book