Tuesday, March 22

BOOK REPORT edgewood sets sail with The Wanderer

The Wanderer 
by Sharon Creech
Ages 8 and up

This Newbury-winning book is part mystery, part coming of age story, and part adventure. Thirteen-year-old Sophie is the only girl among the motley crew of The Wanderer, made up of her three uncles and two cousins. As the crew makes their way across the Atlantic Ocean from Connecticut to England, where Bompie, Sophie’s and her cousin’s grandfather lives, the sea calls to Sophie. However, the personal journey she takes brings her deep into a mysterious, forgotten past. Sophie's struggle to reclaim who she is inspires those around her,as the crew discovers the joys and trials of belonging to a family. All members of the crew have unrealized dreams they want to come true and relationships they need to mend. It takes a crisis at sea,and then a crisis on land, to resolve the problems of the crew members. Sharon Creech tells a literal and metaphoric adventure-filled story of a courageous girl's journey across the ocean and into the memories of her past.

Contributed by Yvonne, Edgewood campus

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