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Attraversare l'Atlantico e tredici anni, navigando dal Connecticut alla Nuova Scozia, e poi fino all'Irlanda... Una vacanza straordinaria per Sophie, Brian e Cody, che insieme agli zii trascorreranno l'estate in mare, su un veliero chiamato "La Vagabonda", per raggiungere l'amatissimo nonno Bompie. Fare un viaggio del genere, però significa non soltanto fare i conti con laAttraversare l'Atlantico e tredici anni, navigando dal Connecticut alla Nuova Scozia, e poi fino all'Irlanda... Una vacanza straordinaria per Sophie, Brian e Cody, che insieme agli zii trascorreranno l'estate in mare, su un veliero chiamato "La Vagabonda", per raggiungere l'amatissimo nonno Bompie. Fare un viaggio del genere, però significa non soltanto fare i conti con la furia improvvisa degli elementi, ma anche rischiare qualcosa di più: per esempio imparare a misurarsi con le proprie paure, a fidarsi degli altri, a guardarsi dentro. Alla grande avventura sull'oceano se ne intreccia dunque un'altra, quella che vedrà Sphoie navigare nella profonda, misteriosa corrente del passato, e darà a Cody la forza di essere finalmente se stesso....

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La Vagabonda Reviews

  • Maria
    2019-03-31 13:39

    If I were to write down my favourite quotes from The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, I have a feeling I would end up transcribing the whole book. Choosing just one moment doesn't seem fair.The Wanderer is life and as alive as the sea. It comes with ups and downs, moods and tides, storms and rainbows. Once you are in, you are in for the whole journey. The story is brought to us by the hands of Sophie and Cody, and is told through their journal entries. Their writing, absolutely stunning in its simplicity, involves you, absorbs you, immerses you to the point that you too start feeling the salt on your skin, on the tip of your tongue. And then Sophie starts wandering through her mind, wondering and questioning things that most people would much prefer to ignore. And out loud too. She is both afraid and fearless, and her story is one that will both break and mend your heart.It's most definitely a must read. A story about what it means to be a family.

  • Kathy Cowie
    2019-04-10 11:53

    I borrowed this book from my daughter’s newly organized “library”. She explained the rules, which were a little different from the ones I am used to at our local library. She knows I have a huge, almost impossible amount of books on my to-read pile, yet she insisted I take this one, and, of course, read it now. To emphasize her point, she explains her library’s rules. I have two weeks to read it (she places a post-it on the inside back cover), and I cannot return it unread to avoid the fine. If I do not finish in two weeks, I will need to keep reading, and pay the daily fine until I do. I realize for the first time that the library may not be an expression of her love for books, but rather, a new money-making scheme. I also have a vague memory that I bought this book at a library sale (for myself), at a price substantially less than the per-day fine. Despite all this, I drop the other books I am reading, and plunge ahead. I am already a fan of Sharon Creech, having read Walk Two Moons and The Great Unexpected, with Chasing Redbird on my (other) daughter’s shelf to read. I was expecting this book to be like The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, and it did remind me of that book, though I read it many years ago. I am in a phase right now of wanting to read more “girl power” books. We are reading aloud the Betsy-Tacy books, and, despite their age, they are more feminist than you might imagine. They make being a girl an awesome adventure. The Wanderer did this for me as well, but it was more than that. It is balanced in the telling – split between Sophie (a girl) and her cousin Cody (a boy), two seeming misfits on the family crew that is setting sail across the ocean. This is not an easy book for a fearful child. There are treacherous seas. I was trying to think if they had even one night out on the vast ocean where they enjoyed looking at the stars, but I don’t think they did. The tale they tell, in their own words, is one fraught with secrets, fears, and lots of family drama. It is harrowing, and sweet, and everything you want to read in an adventure across the ocean. And, since I’m sure you are wondering; I returned the book early, no fines, a satisfied customer.

  • Josiah
    2019-04-14 11:50

    A family mystery, dealing with the enigmas of one girl's past, set before the ominous backdrop of the romantic high seas...What could be more enticing than that? The Wanderer really isn't as much a complex mystery as I had thought from reading the book's description, however. What lies at stake in these three hundred five pages is less about unraveling a mystery after following numerous leads to nowhere and then finally hitting upon the hot trail that begins an exciting endgame, and more a matter of listening to the outpouring of a girl's fearful, fragile mind, and the facts about the permanent exit of her parents that she wants to keep under wraps, hiding them even from herself. Sophie is a strong, independent, wonderfully abled person who has many skills that set her apart from the rest of her adopted family, but even one so sure has to have a central weak spot. Set in modern times, thirteen-year-old Sophie embarks with her three uncles and two cousins on a seafaring voyage across the Atlantic, from the United States all the way to the magnificent coasts of the UK. Their mode of transport, however, is no luxury cruise liner. Sophie and her extended family are making the trip in a traditional ship powered primarily by the wind in its sails, which can carry only a few necessary assorted acknowledgements of the technological age in which it rides. Just as in the centuries of sea travel's prime, dangers from element and creature loom in the waters through which the ship glides, dangers that seem so insignificant while land is in view, but have the lurking potential to grow and grow and grow once the sight of firm soil has become a distant memory. 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. Sophie measures up well in this regard; her physical skills and maritime knowledge make her easily an invaluable part of the crew, capable of some things that none of the others could ever match. It's Sophie's thirteen-year-old cousin, Cody (who acts as the co-first-person narrator for this novel), who doesn't necessarily seem able to carry his end of the deal. Tensions mount between Cody and his father, Cody and his uncles, and Cody and his older cousin, Brian, as the voyage begins and their ship, christened The Wanderer, makes its way through the initially calm waters. The sea can be a terrifying place, but there's more to Sophie's on again/off again aquatic fear than all of the crew realizes. While learning to adjust to life lived on the rolling glass of the ocean, Cody wonders why it is that Sophie wants so badly to see her adopted grandfather, Bompie, as he nears the end of his life in England. Sophie has never met Bompie before, having been adopted into the family only three years back. How does she know so many stories about the old man, stories with which her uncles aren't even familiar in more than little bits and pieces? How does the death of Sophie's parents fit into the puzzle, a tragic loss that Cody has been told very little about? Friction is common in the early days of the trip, but the expedition is not to be a short or easy one. As the ship heads toward Ireland, still with nothing but water stretching to the limits of every horizon, a continuous blast of horrific storms begins to rock the boat, and suddenly the five passengers will need to muster every bit of their guile and will just to survive. It is under these circumstances that they all finally work together, as can only be brought about by such extreme, prolonged hardship, braving the awesome storm side-by-side in a waterlogged world of seemingly unending discomfort, pain and nausea. When it's time, when we have come to know all of the characters well enough to be prepared for it, we find out the multi-tiered secrets of Sophie's past. There's nothing earth-shattering to be learned, but in some ways I guess that the truth is made up from parts that an attentive reader could have pieced together all along on the journey, strung together like pearls on a necklace; and when that's finished, Sophie is still Sophie and Cody is still Cody, courageous young sailors who have proved that their own personal toughness lies in more than simple seafaring knowhow and execution.The Wanderer is told by way of alternating journal entries, a format successfully utilized by author Sharon Creech on a number of occasions. What really raises the story up to its admirably high level of success are the awe-inspiring scenes of when the ship first enters the storm's heart of darkness, when the fear of mammoth, totally overwhelming waves shifts from a mild apprehension to an absolute certainty, when cataclysm grinds its way unflinchingly straight into the boat and shows us what it's really like to be trapped in the power of nature's wrath. The descriptive prose throughout this time in the story is jaw-dropping in its intensity, better than I could have realistically expected; I could practically feel the aching cold and the merciless weariness, and even the eventual hopelessness of Sophie and her crew, almost as if I had actually joined them out there on the ocean. It is powerful, powerful stuff, and probably the reason why the book was awarded a Newbery Honor citation for 2001. I would say that The Wanderer measures up well to the other lauded volumes authored by Sharon Creech over the years. The story is expansive and well-written, and the characters are treated even-handedly and with much individual care. I would probably give the full three stars to this book.

  • KidsFiction Teton County Library
    2019-04-15 11:45

    J CREECHDebbie-4 stars"The sea. The sea. It rolled and rolled and called to me. Come in. Come in."These are the words of Sophie, a young gal who is the predominant voice in the book, The Wanderer, which is actually the name of the boat Sophie and 5 men use to sail across the ocean. Their destinationn on the boat is to England to see Bompie, who is the father of the 3 brothers and the grandfather of the 2 younger boys. Who is Bompie to Sophie? That along with lots of other questions about her real family sets the stage for this adventure and somewhat mystery of the novel. Almost immediately the reader is drawn to the upbeat, positive, easy going Sophie. From the beginning we are made aware that she is both drawn into and repelled by the ocean water. We don't discover why til the very end of the book and along the way discover the relationship of the 2 fathers and sons, tension between the 2 maile cousins, and between the 3 brothers. Chapters are divided between Sophie telling us her feelings, what everyone is doing, and how they are treating each other, and also, we get Cody, her cousin's, journal entries. The book is terrific in letting us feel the physical toils of sailing on such an adventure, the group dynamics of being together with no where to go when people aare getting on your nerves. But mostly we feel the spirit of a young gal whose mysterious family upbringing troubles all our hearts. It is another winner from the author of Walk Two Moons author Sharon Creech. 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. There were actually times when I felt sea-sick. Great read for both boys and [email protected]

  • Faith
    2019-04-16 16:51

    This has been one of my all time favorite books since I was maybe seven or eight. I've at least liked all of Sharon Creech's books, but this is the one I truly loved and has stuck with me ever since I read it for the first time. I found Sophie the only main character Creech has written that I was not annoyed by. The others all seem the same to me. Sophie, while maybe just as unreasonable as many of the other characters from other books, is very easy to relate to and her character is one you can't help falling in love with. I don't think there's a single person in The Wanderer I don't enjoy reading. Normally I find Creech's protagonists to be selfish and unreal (Yet for some inexplicable reason I DO like them). Sophie was called selfish several times in the book, but I decided that she made up for any of her selfishness by making me smile almost every page and showing everyone else how amazing the littlest things can be. I could really relate to how she's drawn to yet afraid of the ocean (Like Sophie, I've had recurring nightmares about the sea for years) and her casual denial of the past was certainly something I've done before, though not to the extent she took it to.Cody is probably one of my earliest fictional crushes. I think I've been in love with him for about six and a half years, and when I re-read this book last night, I fell even harder for him. I think we can safely call him my soul mate. I think another big difference in this book was there weren't many things that sounded just plain silly. Especially in Bloomability (though it was a nice read) her dreams just sounded ridiculous. In The Wanderer, maybe just because I've had similar dreams, they just seemed so much more realistic to what most people dream about.And the writing. Did I mention the writing? Her writing is so to-the-point and clear, it never drags on, but it's still beautiful and poignant. So this book gets placed on the shelf right next to the Book Thief and 13 Reasons Why, because while very different, they are all among the few books that have made me cry AND really think about life.Very well done, Creech. (Oh, one last comment... would people GET BOMPIE'S NICKNAME RIGHT? BOMPIE. B-O-M-P-I-E. BOMPIE. IF you love him so much, at least have the decency to remember his name.)

  • The Captain
    2019-03-19 12:00

    Ahoy there me mateys!I previously read two novels by this author: walk two moons (Newbery Medal Winner) and chasing redbird.(ALA Best Book for Young Adults). When I found a copy of her Newbery Honor Book about an adventure across the ocean on a sailboat at a Friends of the Library sale, I had to snag the copy. Arrrr!Side note: me copy has a lovely inscription in it: Dear Veronica, Good luck in your new school (W.M.S.). You are a wonderful student & I will really miss you. Love, Mrs. BeckerI wonder if Veronica ever read the book an’ if so did she enjoy it? Does she look back on Mrs. Becker with fondness? And how did it end up in the library sale for me to find? If only I could find out. But imagining can be fun too . . .I highly enjoyed this quick read. The story takes place in the form of logs kept by two children, Sophie and her cousin, Cody, when they sail across the Atlantic on The Wanderer. The contrast between the perspectives of the cousins was lovely. Sophie is said to have three-sides – “dreamland or earthland or mule-land.” Cody is “loud, impulsive, and charming.” Cody’s misuse of sailing terms made me laugh. The two voices were extremely distinct an’ watching the changes the trip makes on both them and the family members was the heart of this book.The setting, of course, was excellent but not without peril. Sailing on a sunny day can still have challenges, but being on a 45 foot sailing vessel in the middle of an Atlantic storm is no easy place to be. I thought that the descriptions of life aboard the ship and of the storm itself were extremely well done. As always I love me sea yarns.However Sophie’s story was the best part. I won’t give it away because the reader should discover things through the tale itself. But her relationship with Bompie, her grandfather, was wonderful. In fact, how Sophie’s story unfolds was charming, at times bittersweet, and fabulous.Heartwarming an’ wonderful, overall I recommend this book.If ye like this review, see me others at https://thecaptainsquartersblog.wordp...

  • Rea K
    2019-03-30 18:57

    Sophie goes on a sailing adventure with an all-boys crew including Cody, Brian, Uncle Dock, Uncle Mo and Uncle Stew on Uncle Dock's boat, the Wanderer. The crew encounters friendly people, marine life and unpredictable weather. Sophie and Cody struggle to prove themselves to the rest of the crew; Sophie proves herself to not be helpless around the boat just because she's a girl while Cody tries to prove that he's not a "knuckle-head doofus". As the Wanderer and its' crew travel to different places on their trip to England to visit Bompie, everyone takes turns teaching the other to do things; Cody teaches juggling, Sophie tells Bompie's stories and so on. Uncle Dock remembers a past friend and misses her. When they reach one of their destinations, everyone gets a surprise...I loved this book, reading Creech's writing makes me feel as if I'm really there on the Wanderer traveling along from Sophie and Cody's point of view. The only reason I gave 4 stars and not 5 is because I thought that since most of the book is about the trip to England, the land of Bompie, The crew should have spent more time with Bompie since they went through so much together for the last 2 weeks.

  • Mia
    2019-04-13 12:57

    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. When Sophie told these stories to her cousins and uncles at first they had a hard time believing her. Sophie mentioned in the stories about her Bompie suffering in water but the cousins were confused because the uncles said Bompie never told them anything about him suffering in the water, without knowing about what happened to her parents. I personally love this book, I think it is perfect for someone who likes action packed chapters and endings. I would recommend this book to someone with patient and people who are willing to find out what happens next. this had to be one of the best books I've ever read.

  • Jill
    2019-04-12 10:54

    Love Sharon Creech. I've enjoyed every book I've read of hers; there's an honesty about her stories, and a lack of pretension that I find refreshing. "...I wonder why I didn't worry about these things beforehand. Maybe it was because I didn't know, about the four-knot current and I didn't know about the bad things that could happen. I wondered if it was better to know about the bad things in advance and worry about them, or whether it was better not to know, so that you could enjoy yourself."This is strikingly similar to the experience we've had the past year and a half with a sick child: "...we don't get enough sleep. I think the reason we seem so tired--beyond not getting unbroken stretches of sleep--is that every thing we do, even the simplest of actions, requires such effort. Just walking a few steps is a major production. It's like rock climbing, where you have to plot where each hand and each foot is going to go before you can actually move. I walk at the pace of a ninety-year-old woman or someone with broken legs. You have to brace yourself at every wave and be prepared for the shock of slamming into a wall. You can't stand freely for more than a few seconds without losing your balance from the motion of the boat.""First I was completely peaceful, as if this was the most perfect place on earth to be, and then suddenly the peacefulness turned into wide, wide loneliness. And so I started thinking about life insurance and how nice it would be if you could get insurance that your life would be happy, and that everyone you knew could be happy, and they could all do what they really wanted to do, and they could all find the people they wanted to find.""I feel as if there were things inside me that were safely tucked away, sort of like the bilge down there, hidden under the floorboards of The Wanderer. 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.""I feel as if I've been asleep my whole life, and I wish I'd been asking questions like Sophie does, and I wish I knew more things. But even though I feel that, I don't know how to turn into a person who asks questions, who knows more.""...they instinctively trusted us, and really, it made me want to cry. It should have made me want to laugh, because it was as if they were inviting us to join them, be a part of their play. They seemed so overwhelmingly happy: playing, investigating, gliding and leaping and rolling. I don't know why it made me want to cry. I just kept thinking that there they were and here I was. They didn't have any burdens and they wanted to be with us, but I was way up on deck and I felt as if I weighed a ton."

  • LG
    2019-03-24 17:37

    Bompie is a name that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading this heartwarming adventure story.Surprisingly, so will what a reef knot looks like, even though you might not be a sailor or even know how to swim. Your interest in sailboats might be piqued when something like the Volvo Ocean Race comes to town because this book taught you what “reefing the mainsail” means. Now you’re probably very pleased to know the difference between a square-rigged sailing vessel and a fore-and-aft-rigged one.But sailing is not what this book is about, even though the adventure takes place on “the sea, the sea, the sea,” Sophie’s object of fascination and dark archenemy. Rather, this is like Little Miss Sunshine on the Atlantic Ocean. In a rare feat of successful dual narration, Sophie and Cody show us how a ragtag band of grown brothers – Dock, Mo and Stew – teach the kids in their family how to work and get along with each other whenever they’re not feeling like they could just kill each other. In other words, this is a book about family.But there’s even more to it than that – I mean, what’s unique about a family road trip, even if it is a sea voyage? Stories stay with you after “The End” if they’re well told, and this one is. This is true even though it goes on for 78 chapters (OK, OK, a few of them are only six words long) and includes characters such as Rosalie, who doesn’t have a real function. As we read each narrator’s log, we discover from one what the other doesn’t tell us, and it makes us wonder, which keeps us reading on. The relationships among the brothers are credible and nuanced, and list-obsessed Brian comes across as a sympathetic character even when his cousins, who are after all telling us the story, find him annoying.As for the inane tall tales Sophie tells about Bompie, are they all made up? If so, why? Or are they true, and if so, how? The resolution to this mystery, which lies at the destination of the Wanderer’s voyage, is satisfying.

  • ABC
    2019-04-04 17:03

    This was a very good book and there were things I loved about it and a few things I did not really like.The things I like:The family takes a voyage across the Atlantic and I found this very interesting. 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.I liked that there is a girl narrator (Sophie) and a boy narrator (Cody). This made it neither a "girl" book or a "boy" book. My son really related to Cody. I like the writing style. At times it was poetic. "The sea. The sea. The sea." The things I did not like:It was acceptable back in Anne of Great Gables time, but nowadays I think it is really lazy storytelling to have an orphan who has had both parents die, and is adopted into a loving family. Honestly, how often does that happen in real life? (Not very often.) And then, also..... what were the uncles thinking taking Sophie on a boat trip across the Atlantic considering the way her parents died? (By drowning.) Unbelievable. The mystery about her parents was just too simple to figure out. It was pretty obvious that her parents died in water. 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?" The storytelling of a sailboat voyage is strong enough without her being an orphan.

  • LeeVi
    2019-04-12 17:54

    Sharon Creech has a special ability to touch the hearts of young girls. This is a story in which she uses several writing techniques to tell a poignant and powerful story of one young girl searching for her place in the world, and coming to terms with her difficult past. The story is particularly effective in the use of dual diaries, written by Sophie and her cousin Cody, which give the reader two revealing perspectives on the past and the present. Also delightful was the writing technique of Sophie's stories - told with a fable-like eloquence - of her 'memories' of a beloved grandfather. As an adult, I had serious questions aout the wisdom of the decisions made by the adults 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. The Wanderer is an excellent choice for Mother/Daughter groups, with many opportunities for discussion on the craft of writing, and the importance of finding one's place in the spectrum of family and the world.

  • Sue
    2019-04-19 18:53

    A good adventure story of and especially for a young girl.Thirteen-year-old Sophie is the only girl amongst the surly crew of The Wanderer made up of her three uncles and two cousins. They sail across the Atlantic toward England, the land of Bompie, her grandfather. The sea calls to Sophie -- promising adventure and the chance to explore and discover. But the personal journey she takes brings her deeper into a forgotten past than she ever knew she could travel to.Sophie's thirteen-year-old cousin Cody isn't even sure why his father brought him along on this voyage. Everyone, including his dad, thinks he's nothing but a knuckle headed doofus. But behind all the goofing off, he wonders if he has the strength to prove himself to the crew and to his father.Through Sophie's and Cody's travel logs, the amazing experiences of these six wanderers and their perilous journey unfold. Stories of the past and the daily challenges to survive at sea swirl together as The Wanderer sails toward its destination, and its passengers search for their places in the world.

  • Kayla
    2019-04-05 14:56

    This was an excellent book, and I really enjoyed it.I liked the way the story unraveled and how you got the perspectives of Sophie and Cody in each chapter. In this book you are reading two journal entries of the events that take place.Sophie and her two cousins, *Brian and Cody, and her three uncles, Uncle Mo, Uncle Stew and Uncle Dock all set out for an adventure across the Atlantic Ocean. They will sail all the way to England to visit their Grandfather, who they all call Bompie. They all learn new things about each other. And one big secret is to be uncovered. The question is will they all make it there alive? (Also, I think it was a good idea to put the names of who's perspective you were getting on the tops of the pages. That way you always new who was talking.)*Note. Uncle Mo is Cody's father. Uncle Stew is Brian's father. And Uncle Dock is the owner of the boat, The Wanderer. Sophie's parents don't go.

  • Beth
    2019-04-18 11:48

    Traditional Sharon Creech - the journey theme. In this case, orphaned Sophie takes off on a sea adventure from Connecticut to England with her 3 uncles and two cousins. 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. Each take a turn not only at each job in the ship, but also at narrating; Cody, a wisecracker, gives us all the details about Sophie that she purposefully leaves out. Everyone has to teach the others something over the course of the trip. Cody teaches juggling, Sophie tells stories, Uncle Mo teaches radio code. Typical of Creech, emphasis is placed on teaching and learning for skills and real life application, rather than to pass a test.The art and design is very striking. Stylized black and white graphics that look almost wood cut head each chapter. Equal appeal for boys and girls, pair this contemporary sea voyage story with the historical Stowaway by Karen Hesse.

  • Kelsi
    2019-04-06 17:45

    I chose to read this book because I really liked a couple of other books I had read by this author. This was an enjoyable read, just like the other books by Sharon Creech it was heartfelt and had an interesting twist in the end. Sophie is sailing with her uncles and cousin to visit her grandpa Bompie in England. Sophie is adopted and has never met Bompie, yet she tells stories about him as if she knows him. The twist is finding out that she has been writing him letters, and so they have come to know each other. I thought this was a very sweet twist, this book felt less tragic than some of the others by Creech. Sophie learns to accept herself and feels like a part of the family despite being adopted. Most teenagers feel like outsiders at some point, and Sophie accepting her family is a good way to help teens to accept themselves.

  • Kaotic
    2019-03-26 15:48

    Definitely an odd read. I have a vague memory of starting this book when I was young and putting it down to gather dust on my shelf. I feel bad when I have unread books just sitting there, but I can see why I put it down.It's a very slow book, with an odd little mystery following an orphan girl and her desire to rewrite her past and forget her pain. I didn't really find myself getting emotionally involved with any of the characters, but I found some of the ideas and concepts in it rather intriguing. I don't think I would have really understood the deeper points in the book or the sailing jargan as a kid if I would have continued with it then.Not a bad book, but not my cup of tea (or shall I say- slice of pie.)

  • Jessica
    2019-04-03 11:43

    A large family of uncles and cousins make their way via sailboat to Ireland to visit their beloved father and grandfather in his last days. As they make the journey, a heartfelt crossing undertaken in honor of how Bompie came to the New World as a young man, they reminisce about Bompie's life. What is odd is that the person who claims to know the most stories is Sophie, the only girl on the ship and a newly adopted member of the family. She has never met Bompie- who is she kidding talking night and day about his childhood? As the cousins, both biological and adopted, come to understand one another, a beautiful, tender story unfolds.

  • Hannah
    2019-03-24 13:55

    The Wanderer is a great book about a kid named Sophie that follows her dreams and finally goes on a sea voyage from the east coast of America all the way to Europe. I like the formatting of the book because it is very unique. It is a book written from the memories of Sophie and Cody. (What they wrote on their dog-logs) It is written in first person switching from Cody to Sophie. It is like they are taking turns telling the story. It is a really great book. If you like realistic fiction books, this is the book for you.

  • Courtney M.
    2019-04-12 13:58

    Sophie is a girl who dreams her life is just what it is now, and people don't get it when she thinks she grew up this way. Because she didn't. Can they find out a way to let her know the truth... and not hurt her? I gave this book four stars because it was good but it was a little hard to understand how it kept on switching people and diary entries. Eventually I got it but for anyone who wants to read this, I recommend you to pay close attention. This book i would recommend to people who like adventure books.

  • Jena
    2019-03-23 11:49

    This book is about a girl named Sophie and she is setting sail with her uncles and cousins and if you have noticed she is the only girl on the Wanderer. They are crossing the Atlantic Ocean to go to England to see her grandfather who had Unfortunately had moved back to England. 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. Sophie is learning the struggles of every day life on the Wanderer. They will figure out stories of the past.

  • RebeccaPayton
    2019-04-05 14:38

    Sharon Creech is one of my favorite authors, I love the detail she adds in her book. Sharon adding detail into her book puts imagery in my head, making me want to never put the book down!This book is about a girl who has always wanted to sail the oceans and seas, and her dream finally comes true. She goes sailing with her family members and everything is going good, until a horrible storm comes through. I recommend this book to anybody who likes adventure books.

  • Alicia
    2019-03-24 10:58

    I really liked Walk Two Moons so I picked this one up. It was a great story and the ending was so perfect. I really loved the characters especially Sophie. 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. It is written as a journal from Sophie and Cody's perspectives. I will definitely read this again.8/2016 second time reading it, cute story. I hadn't remembered everything

  • Ron
    2019-04-01 11:59

    Three brothers decide to sail across the Atlantic. Two of them take their sons, one goes by himself, and a daughter goes without a parent. They all hope to make it to England to see the brothers' father. The daughter's story isn't quite complete and you're not sure what is going on. The book compels you to keep reading to understand her past.

  • Josie McClain
    2019-04-14 10:40

    This is a very well written book. It is not a high adventure book. I think the back of the book might lead you to think it is going to be high adventure. There is a section with a very dangerous storm on the sea. Most of the book is about the relationships of this one family. It has beautiful sensitive passages where the author has used our language like a song.

  • Edy Gies
    2019-04-09 12:33

    Sharon Creech tells a great story! She is great at writing mysteries for people who don't enjoy traditional mysteries. I was occasionally confused by the flipping back between the two viewpoints, but only because on my Kindle version was difficult to tell. This story would be great for any adventurous kids.

  • Sarah
    2019-04-05 14:34

    The Wanderer is a book about a girl named Sophie. She has a calling to the ocean and when she finds out that her uncles and cousins are sailing to she her grandpa Bompie in England, she is all ready to go.I really liked this book. I think Sharon Creech did a great job narrating both a girl and a boy in the story. I recommend this to people who like fiction books.

  • Cathy
    2019-03-23 11:37

    Walk Two Moons & Chasing Redbird, both by Sharon Creech, are two of my favorite junior fiction books. The Wanderer did not disappoint. Knowing that 3/3 books I've read by Creech have been enjoyable, I want to read all of her other books, too!

  • Trene1968
    2019-03-23 11:47

    just started tonight - think this will be an excellent family read aloud.oh I loved it! beautiful, poignant story. the girls were a little antsy at the beginning - thought it was too slow - but it built in excitement - had suspense and a bit of mystery as well. really lovely story...

  • Laura
    2019-04-03 12:34

    A Newberry Honor book by one of my favorite children's authors. Not as good as "Walk Two Moons" but worth a read. There is a strong female character and an emphasis on the importance of family.