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The Wanderer Summary
Sharon Creech

Everything you need to understand or teach The Wanderer by Sharon Creech.

  • The Wanderer Summary & Study Guide
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The Wanderer Summary

Plot Summary

The Wanderer is a story of thirteen-year-old Sophie's return to the sea to visit her Bompie in England. Although Sophie is ecstatic at the thought of sailing across the ocean, she struggles with a dark fear of the sea that will slowly unravel as the journey progresses.

At the opening of the novel, thirteen-year-old Sophie begins by writing about her love for the sea and describing a vivid nightmare she has about a giant black wave coming to consume her. This love/fear is central to the mystery surrounding Sophie's character, and history, throughout the novel. Sophie has fought her way onto the family's sail boat The Wanderer for a cross-country trip to visit her Grandfather, Bompie, who lives in England. As the novel progresses, the reader learns that this family is not Sophie's blood family but her adoptive family - she was adopted three years earlier -...

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