The Wanderer


Sharon Creech

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The Wanderer Symbols

The Wave

Sophie has a recurring dream in which a giant wave looms over her, ready to crash upon her, yet she always wakes up just in time before she’s crushed. “The Wave” of Sophie’s dream represents…

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The Open Ocean

Docked at Block Island and anxiously waiting to get out onto the open seas, Sophie says that she finds the ocean so alluring because “all of time is connected” when you’re on it. The ocean…

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The Little Kid

When either Brian or Cody ask Sophie about who her “real” parents were, she either avoids answering the question altogether or replies by telling a story about a “little kid.” Like “The Wave,”…

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