Monday, June 14, 2010

The Wanderer

By: Sharon Creech
Sophie loves the sea.  She has studied the sea and sailing, and she longs to be out on the open water.  Her adopted parents reluctantly let her go on a sailing trip across the Atlantic Ocean with her uncles and cousins.  At first, because Sophie is the only girl, the boy cousins and uncles aren't sure if she'll be much help.  Sophie proves that she is a valuable team member through the struggles of the trip.  Through this adventure, Sophie learns more about herself and her family.

Mrs. Senechal says:
This Newbery Honor book was a wonderful read.  I enjoyed that part of the story is told from Sophie's journal, and the other part is told from her cousin Cody's journal.  It is interesting to see the different perspectives on the same events.  The author really makes the adventure come to life, keeping it exciting and using strong descriptions to help the reader pictures the scenes.  Great book!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i havn't heard of this book before, but it sounds really good!(but it wouldn't sound like my little sister Sophie in a million years!) -Brianna