The Wanderer

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Award-winning tale takes risks with storytelling.

Parents say

not rated for age

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 18 reviews

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Teaches about sailing, writing, and living

The Wanderer is a beautifully crafted book about life. There are interesting characters in a changing and challenging setting. This would be a great springboard for journal writing.
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Sophie and I loved it!

Sophie is not only the main character, but the name of my daughter. We loved this book. Although Sophie's background is somewhat troubling, I rated the social stuff as good stuff because of the way its handled. My Sophie is 9 and a very stong reader. Wait a few more years for kids that aren't strong readers as the format could be confusing. Neither Sophie nor I found it to be a problem and enjoyed having Cody reveal things that Sophie didn't.

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