The Wanderer (Paul's Books #3996)

by Sharon Creech | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0439316294 Global Overview for this book
Registered by PaulsBooks of Salt Lake City, Utah USA on 1/31/2007
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by PaulsBooks from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Paul's Books #3996

Released 12 yrs ago (2/3/2008 UTC) at -- By post or by hand-ie ring, trade, RABCK, meet in Salt Lake City, Utah USA



Journal Entry 3 by tostle from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Wednesday, September 10, 2008
This book is reserved for the Newbery Medal bookring and will be traveling first to dancing-dog!
I hope everyone enjoys this book!

Journal Entry 4 by dancing-dog from Cordova, Tennessee USA on Monday, September 15, 2008
Book has arrived and it will be my next read. Thank you - this does look interesting!

Journal Entry 5 by dancing-dog from Cordova, Tennessee USA on Monday, September 22, 2008
I liked this book a lot - I am fond of stories with strong female characters. And I did think Sophie was strong and mature with a mind of her own. But not too strong to show some vulnerability at times. Part of her growing up was trying to deal with the difficulties of the past - I didn't feel like she really acknowledged/accepted her past well enough to the degree where she could move on without continuing to deny it in her mind but she made a good start.

I also liked the characters of cousins Brian and Cody who seemed kind of yin/yang to me, balancing each other out. I related better to Cody (and I think Sophie did too) due to his sense of humor. It was nice when we saw a serious side of him though, and also when we saw a softer side of Brian.

And I thought the character development/sub-plot of the uncles was interesting. The author attempted to make them a little less two-dimensional although I still confused them somewhat in my mind.

Finally, I really loved how the narrator swung from Sophie to Cody giving us different perspectives on the same events. I loved the little woodblock-looking pictures at the start of each chapter.

Thanks for sharing this book! :=D

Journal Entry 6 by dancing-dog from Cordova, Tennessee USA on Friday, October 03, 2008
Mailed Oct 3 to knitwit

Journal Entry 7 by knitwit from Yardley, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, October 09, 2008
Arrived Tuesday, 7 October 2008.

I will read this as quickly as I can and pass it along to the next reader. Be patient with me though, I have a bunch of reading for school and two project/papers all due during the second week in November. The book is safe with me in the meantime and it will be passed along.

Journal Entry 8 by knitwit from Yardley, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, October 19, 2008
I really enjoyed this book! In fact, when I finished with it last night I spent over an hour on the internet learning sailing terminology and looking at sailboats. Like other readers I appreciated the strong female character of Sophie. I loved how curious she was and how every little thing fascinated her and I even enjoyed how her own story was gradually revealed. Thanks for sharing this wonderful book!

Reserved for spacedog. In the mail once I have finished The Princess Academy.

Journal Entry 9 by knitwit from Yardley, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, October 31, 2008
Spacedog has asked to be skipped for now so this is on its way to Hawaii along with its traveling partner, Pricess Academy.

Journal Entry 10 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, November 22, 2008
I'm so glad these books finally arrived - I was starting to wonder if I'd slipped a gear and somehow lost them!

I'm in the middle of something at the moment, but I promise to get to these soon so they can keep moving.

Journal Entry 11 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, December 01, 2008
I enjoyed this book a lot even though I had no idea what it was about before I received it. Some of my friends are very into sailing, so it made for interesting reading. Sophie is a great character, and I loved her Bompie stories.

I think my favorite part might be the David Diaz illustrations, though. :)
I also liked that different fonts were used for the two characters.

Now I have to figure out where these books are supposed to go next. I'll PM spacedog and see if he's ready for them now...

A copy of this book is being sent (unregistered) to the 2009 BookCrossing Convention in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Journal Entry 12 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (12/3/2008 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA



Mailing to spacedog. :)

Journal Entry 13 by spacedog from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, December 06, 2008
got today. thanks. prob. won't finish both books until over the holidays.

Journal Entry 14 by spacedog from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, January 21, 2009
found this to be a very average book. the themes and setup are worthwhile, but the characters seemed very flat to me, the plot was unsurprising, and the writing was very elementary and repetitive. i would only recommend this book for young readers. her newbery-winning book walk two moons is much more sophisticated both in writing and emotion.

Journal Entry 15 by PaulsBooks from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Thursday, February 05, 2009
This book arrived home and will be placed on PaulsBooks bookshelf for future readers!

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