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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,501 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharon Creech Narrator: Dana Lubotsky Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN: 9780739371909
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Thirteen-year-old Sophie and her cousin Cody record their transatlantic crossing aboard the Wanderer, a forty-five foot sailboat, which, along with uncles and another cousin, is en route to visit their grandfather in England.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie Cisneros | 2/16/2014

    " The Wanderer was an interesting book to read. I recommend it to people that like to read about like ships and personal experiences because the book has two points of view. It has the point of view of the girl Sophie and the boy Cody. It talks about their experience through out the whole voyage in the boat for the whole three weeks they are all there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Posie | 2/16/2014

    " This is my second time reading this, and I love it! It's so beautiful. I highly recommend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paige Kennedy | 2/13/2014

    " This was an interesting fun book. The journal entried were fun to read. It was adventurous with a little mystery. I liked how it ended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 2/11/2014

    " A large family of uncles and cousins make their way via sailboat to Ireland to visit their beloved father and grandfather in his last days. As they make the journey, a heartfelt crossing undertaken in honor of how Bompie came to the New World as a young man, they reminisce about Bompie's life. What is odd is that the person who claims to know the most stories is Sophie, the only girl on the ship and a newly adopted member of the family. She has never met Bompie- who is she kidding talking night and day about his childhood? As the cousins, both biological and adopted, come to understand one another, a beautiful, tender story unfolds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber Officer | 2/3/2014

    " 13 yr. old Sophie goes on a trip from Connecticut to England in a ship called The Wanderer with three uncles and two cousins. Along the way, each of the characters' lives unfold, and Sophie's past life slowly reveals itself. Written from the point of view of Sophie and her cousin Cody's travel logs. I gave this book a 4 because although it has good characters and foreshadowing, the author fails to give a sense of significance to the story. It's a bit too stream-of-consciousness, and leaves the reader wondering, "So what?" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lupine | 2/3/2014

    " One of my favorite books of ALL time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cara | 1/27/2014

    " Not what I expected. I put it on my que because it was a Newberry Award Winner. Very fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivienne | 1/17/2014

    " I love the unique writing---it's sorta haunting, the way that there's a lot of poetry. It's like a bunch of pieces that somehow fit together. I love it, it's so different. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allindoucette | 1/7/2014

    " You have to like books about the ocean to like this one! It helps if you've read "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 12/23/2013

    " Don't really remember it that much, so it wasn't that great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Avalon | 12/19/2013

    " Traveling wround the world to see her grandpa, very sweet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mahathi | 12/11/2013

    " i thought it was beautifully written. i didnt know somebody's dream could go that far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhonda Lemieux | 12/3/2013

    " This book is amazing. It must be one of my favorite young adult books. The characters in the story all show how adolescents, as well as adults, try to keep their past hidden. Should we really do that, or should we share our pain and happiness with the people we love? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 11/6/2013

    " I remember thinking that the main character was a little cuckoo but that makes the story interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenniferjoneshorton | 11/5/2013

    " About 4 th grade reading level "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Krystal | 9/10/2013

    " I'll stick with this quote for description: "Superb. A glorius example of the way a children's novel can outshine many adult titles." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emmmma!! | 3/15/2013

    " Sharon Creech again! HELLO!!!! good classic book. by like my fav author! (next to S.M. of course!!!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angel | 11/13/2012

    " I liked this book a lot. My dad liked it, and he's 40! I read this first in 5th grade and again in 7th, and I'll probably read it again and again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sorrel | 8/31/2012

    " Pretty good... I got depressed at the end, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adriana | 8/28/2012

    " I remember reading this in 5th or 6th grade, I thought it was the best book ever witten. So if you are around that age level or any age actually, and you are looking for adventure... this is the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Autumn | 2/7/2012

    " pretty good, really well written and very descriptive but idk i thought it was kinda slow and nothing really interesting happened...like not very impacting i guess:) it was good tho, espicially if u liked ruby holler by sharon creech "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 11/17/2011

    " A quick read. Touching and adventuresome. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emma | 11/12/2011

    " it was okay i didnt read like it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christa (is on top of the world!) | 11/2/2011

    " This book defenatley deserves its title as one of the best young adult fiction books. It is definatley a great adventure for the mind, the imigaes I got from this book were amazingly clear and I can still recall the sparkling blue waves beneath the great wooden ship with huge white masts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Faith | 7/7/2011

    " It took a long time to get into and I expected the story to be a little better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blake | 7/5/2011

    " this book is about a girl and her friends and family that go sailing and get into all kinds of trouble. this book is for people that like mystery "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristen | 6/25/2011

    " The emotions run deep in this one but the plot is really thin, and characters change their stripes and/or have epiphanies seemingly out of the blue. This is the second longer novel by Creech I've read and I'm thinking I won't be reading any more - her style is clearly just not for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 BajiGirl | 5/27/2011

    " one of the best books ever! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 5/24/2011

    " A Newberry Honor book by one of my favorite children's authors. Not as good as "Walk Two Moons" but worth a read. There is a strong female character and an emphasis the importance of family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 5/11/2011

    " I love Sharon Creech. She's great at these coming of age books. Finely woven messages for readers at many levels. I always seem to learn a lot about something new when I read her books too. I never knew so much about boats and sailing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casandreas | 5/10/2011

    " I love her books! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rhiannon | 5/2/2011

    " This book was OK, but really fast. I couldn't follow what the characters were doing, much less where they were. Sure, the author is cool, but not this book. I don't recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 NewFranklin | 3/28/2011

    " The Wanderer is in my top ten favorite books. It had all I needed for an amazing book. 1-it can't have a slow beginning, 2-it has to have suspense, 3-it has to make you not want to put the book down. Seriously, you won't regret reading it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bekah | 3/9/2011

    " Cool ocean voyage story, but a thinker book as well. The girl's past is unfolded through the book and its fun trying to figure it out. I really liked how all the characters really grew; old and young alike. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/27/2011

    " kinda creepy but well written "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandra | 2/26/2011

    " Easy quick read, written for older children, but the story really captured me and it had a neat poetic writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/26/2011

    " Well drawn characters. Poetic voice. Exciting adventure. Interesting inner conflicts. A good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ncl95974 | 2/24/2011

    " Its a good book. Has interesting things in it that maks you want to read more. An odd adventure to seek in every chapter "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/5/2011

    " This is a great adventure book with a mystery and family secrets tied in. It has something for everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 2/3/2011

    " This book fascinated me. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 lola | 1/25/2011

    " another perfectly lovely story by sharon creech. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Faith | 1/22/2011

    " It took a long time to get into and I expected the story to be a little better. Maybe just a bit to much buildup. "

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About the Author
Author Sharon Creech

Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer. Her other work includes the novels The Unfinished Angel, Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Ruby Holler, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, as well as three picture books: A Fine, Fine School; Fishing in the Air; and Who’s That Baby? Ms. Creech and her husband live in upstate New York.