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Walk Two Moons

Walk Two Moons

by Sharon Creech

Change/Abandonment Theme

Change is both horrible and healing in <em>Walk Two Moons.</em> Though Sal doesn't want change (she doesn't want to leave her hometown of Bybanks, she doesn't want to let her mom go, and she certainly doesn't want to be friendly with Mrs. Cadaver), change happens anyway. But you know what? Change can be kind of awesome, too, and Sal comes to realize that after all her ups and downs. As a result of all the changes she experiences, Sal actually grows and finds her own way in the world.

Questions About Change/Abandonment

  1. How does Sal's mother change? What makes her decide to leave the family?
  2. Has Sal changed by the end of this story? If so, in what ways has she changed?         
  3. Who changes the most in this story?       
  4. Why does Mrs. Winterbottom leave her family? How does she change over the course of the novel?

Chew on This

Try on an opinion or two, start a debate, or play the devil’s advocate.

Change is good, because it allows Sal to figure out who she is and what she likes.

Change is bad, because it means that Sal loses a mother.

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