How significant is Tom's grandfather, Bob-Bob, to the story?

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Post by Javier Campos » 01 Nov 2017, 10:11

Even though he is not alive he is the only reason they went to the mountains in first place. I hope there is a bit more about his life in the next book.

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Post by Momiji1987 » 11 Dec 2017, 18:36

He has spiritual significance and leads his younger relatives to periods of self-discovery and enlightenment. He's integral to the entire plot.

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Post by Insightsintobooks729 » 12 Dec 2017, 16:08

I think Bob-bob is important to the plot because they never would have gone without him.
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Post by Bancroft » 13 Dec 2017, 00:48

Anything which complements the story is a part of story so grandfather is of great importance
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Post by onixpam » 06 Apr 2018, 09:49

Bob Bob, is the one that drives the journey, thanks to him all the characters have the possibility to join in this voyage of discovery, which leads us all into a wonderful adventure.

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Post by VictoriaMcMillen » 08 Apr 2018, 13:15

I believe Tom-Tom's inclusion into the story was imperative. If not for that, Sarah would not have the blood to back up the history that she has endured through her vision. The atlatl would have been a truly, stolen artifact, instead of a family heirloom. The whole story would have been different, I believe.
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Post by Vivianne Nat » 09 Apr 2018, 05:52

Basically, we can that Bob Bob's significance in the whole story is very crucial. He's the reason why they are going on a camping trip. It all started with him. And I think, Tom and Sarah at some point are trying to commemorate him by working together. What happened to Tom and his grandfather actually happened to Tom and Sarah but in a completely different way.
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Post by Disneyland » 07 Sep 2018, 17:59

I best like the story when Tom's friend William tries to convince him that bringing Sarah along with them in their expedition was not a mistake. William further explains to Tom that years back he had brought his grandfather Bob Bob to Olympic National Park, which was so valuable to Tom and now it was Sarah, his granddaughter from the present generation. William says that bringing Sarah along with them could be as worthwhile and even more than bringing his grandfather Bob Bob. The author of the book lays stress on important values of life i.e old is gold and we should respect the past.

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