Whispers from the Dead Themes

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Coming of Age

Sarah must overcome a number of obstacles in the story. The initial event is the drowning, which causes her to have an intense and visceral fear of water, but the repercussions of Sarah's brush with death add even more layers to her journey. The newfound ability to sense communications from the dead becomes the Sarah's main conflict: she has not asked for this power and does not necessarily want it, but when faced with Rosa's situation she decides to help. Sarah makes a big choice by deciding to try and solve Rosa's murder: she is not only venturing into disturbing subject matter, she also is taking control of her abilities. These same abilities ostracized her from her childhood friends and spurred her mother to take her to a psychologist, but Sarah gains strength enough in herself to believe that what she is experiencing is real.

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