- Number of Pages: 320
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
"The sea, the sea, the sea. It rolled and rolled and called to me."Come in, it said, come in.
Thirteen-year-old Sophie hears the sea calling, promising adventure along with a chance for discovery as she sets sail for England with her 3 uncles and two cousins. Sophie's cousin Cody isn't sure he has the strength to prove himself towards the crew and to his father. Through Sophie's and Cody's travel logs, we hear stories from the past and also the daily challenges of surviving at sea as The Wanderer sails toward its destination— and its passengers search for their locations within the planet.
"I am not often such a dreamy girl, listening to the sea calling me. My father calls me Three-sided Sophie: a single side is dreamy and romantic; a single is logical and down-to-earth; too as the third side is hardheaded and impulsive."
Thirteen-year-old Sophie, skipping between"dreamland or earthland or muleland,"hears the sea calling her. Not only does she want to produce the trip, she feels she has to. A lot to the concern of her adopted parents, she decides to join her uncles and male cousins on a sailing voyage from Connecticut across the Atlantic to England (and her grandfather Bompie) on a 45-foot sailboat.
Along the way, Sophie proves her bravery and competence to the rather grumpy all-male crew; intrigues and captivates her cousin Cody with her beautiful, odd stories of Bompie that constantly somehow finish in underwater disaster and apple pie; and spills her heart into a day-to-day journal. He grows to know, and like, and wonder about, his new cousin Sophie along with every of the reader, and as her mysterious past reveals itself bit by bit, we are all right there on the edge of our seats, ready for the boom to crash over to the other side. Readers get another angle on her, too, as Cody keeps a log that alternates with hers.
Sophie's adventures take her not only straight into perilous waves better than buildings, but deep into her hidden past. (Ages 9 to 13) --Karin Snelson This profound, suspenseful novel will pull you into its swift current and barely let you surface for breath.
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