This book review is about The Wanderer.Sophie and her cousin Cody tell, in alternating journal entries, the story of the summer they sail across the ocean from Connecticut to Ireland with a third cousin and three uncles. They are on their way to Bompie, the grandfather who is living in England. Along the way, Sophie tells 'the Bompie stories,' and both she and Cody record daily life and skirmishes. Cody, who seems at first to be someone who takes nothing seriously, casts a different light on Sophie, who tells Bompie's stories even though she has never met him, and even though Bompie is not her real grandfather. Likewise, Sophie casts a different light on Cody, revealing him to be more than a 'knuckleheaded goofus.'That is why I like this book. I hope that you like this book review.

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