|Plot Summary of The Wanderer|
|"This book details the voyage of thirteen year old Sophie and her three uncles and two cousins, Brian and Cody, as they sail from their home in the U.S., across the Atlantic Ocean to Ireland, and then to England to visit their grandfather, Bompie.
At first the voyage is idyllic, full of island adventures, and exciting marine life. However, the close quarters and long hours begin to wear on the family and they struggle to get along. The tensions of living in close quarters are confounded by the mystery of Sophie's past. She is adopted and yet, doesn't seem to remember that she ever had biological parents or how they died. She is torn between her love of the ocean and her recurring nightmares about it.
Halfway to the UK, a terrible storm engulfs the boat, and all of the travellers are forced to fight for their lives. Sophie's nightmares merge with real life when a gigantic wave rises up out of the ocean and over the boat.
Written in the first person journals that both Sophie and Cody keep during their journey, this ocean adventure is also a mystery novel and a coming-of-age study of family relationships and personal history.
Jennifer Selk, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Wanderer|
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Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
- search for family/history
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
Exploring into the wild
kind of story
- water adventure
- a teen
- emotionally unstable
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- No single main character?
- written like a journal/diary/letters
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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