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The Wanderer by Sharon Creech
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Jan 11, 2009

really liked it
Read in January, 2009

This is a beautiful YS story, essentially about coping with grief, in all of it's forms, and an innocent yearning, by each of the characters to feel needed, wanted, and useful. Sophie is an endearing young character, who you initially feel is lying to get attention, and then as the story unweaves it's little secrets, Sharon Creech once again takes what it "looks" like and shows you what is really under the memories and the journey her young women must take to come to terms with a tragic loss. Although, this time she has the fresh addition of a young male cousin, who you also label rather quickly as a useless, lazy prankster - - until he finds his niche, and practically saves the day. It's a gentle reminder that everyone and anyone can thrive under the right encouragement and opportunity, and likewise, can shrivel and sink under the weight of name-calling, pre-concieved notions, and assumptions about where one's heart lies.

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Christina I loved this book. I hope you enjoy it.

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