Her disappearance, good or bad?

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Post by Brian6 » 21 Oct 2017, 00:46

I can say her disappearance made her grew stronger and pick up some skills which helped in her life though it was not that easy with emotional driven at that young age.

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Post by Athena Moon » 21 Oct 2017, 05:53

Her dissappear led her to extremely valuable visions for humanity itself. Sometimes one has to get lost in order to find the truth. Sarah remained as brave and bold as she was before she went missing, but the knowledge she brought was crucial.

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Post by Kat Berg » 22 Oct 2017, 01:34

I think her disappearance was necessary. Although it is likely "too much" for a young person to bear, she had already been through a lot. And it reflects what many her age would have gone through during the Strong Heart story, but I think it made her stronger and able to deal with her step-grandfather when the time came.

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Post by BoyLazy » 23 Oct 2017, 11:52

Brian6 wrote:I can say her disappearance made her grew stronger and pick up some skills which helped in her life though it was not that easy with emotional driven at that young age.
Her new skills learning was my favorite part. So I believe it was good ?
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Post by Amagine » 23 Oct 2017, 22:08

Kat Berg wrote:I think her disappearance was necessary. Although it is likely "too much" for a young person to bear, she had already been through a lot. And it reflects what many her age would have gone through during the Strong Heart story, but I think it made her stronger and able to deal with her step-grandfather when the time came.
I think it was necessary as well.
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Post by Kat Berg » 23 Oct 2017, 22:19

Amagine wrote:
Kat Berg wrote:I think her disappearance was necessary. Although it is likely "too much" for a young person to bear, she had already been through a lot. And it reflects what many her age would have gone through during the Strong Heart story, but I think it made her stronger and able to deal with her step-grandfather when the time came.
I think it was necessary as well.
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Post by HABIB UR REHMAN PAK » 23 Oct 2017, 22:25

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Post by jonaya » 24 Oct 2017, 06:40

it was good for for as she experienced the other side of the coin whereby associating with other people in the first place and making herself confortable. of course it was too much for a child to bear but in the other hand it helped her to bring a bond with her granddad

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Post by Jennifer Allsbrook » 28 Oct 2017, 15:13

Debbyemi wrote:Can we say her experience during the days she was away make her the better, or worse, did it help in bringing a closer bond between her and her granddad? Isn't it too much for a child to bear? what are your thoughts?
I think the disappearance was life-changing for Sarah. She became a stronger person through her journey. I believe that she learned of her inner strength and used it to overcome some of the personal hardships she was facing being orphaned and pawned off on others can be emotionally devastating for a child, but Sarah rose above it. She had been through juvie, through the trials with Ruth, and was thrown into her Grandfather's life. This event made Sarah's journey into her ancestral past possible. Her self-discovery upon her return to Sarah's time after living as Strong Heart changed her forever.

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Post by Debbyemi » 30 Oct 2017, 02:34

Jennifer Allsbrook wrote:
Debbyemi wrote:Can we say her experience during the days she was away make her the better, or worse, did it help in bringing a closer bond between her and her granddad? Isn't it too much for a child to bear? what are your thoughts?
I think the disappearance was life-changing for Sarah. She became a stronger person through her journey. I believe that she learned of her inner strength and used it to overcome some of the personal hardships she was facing being orphaned and pawned off on others can be emotionally devastating for a child, but Sarah rose above it. She had been through juvie, through the trials with Ruth, and was thrown into her Grandfather's life. This event made Sarah's journey into her ancestral past possible. Her self-discovery upon her return to Sarah's time after living as Strong Heart changed her forever.
So true. The experience was life changing.

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Post by ritah » 21 Nov 2017, 01:53

BoyLazy wrote:
sj_robert wrote:I am currently reading this book, so all I see here are just spoilers. Great read though, almost done.
Can you share your experience mid way of reading the book? I guess that would be exciting and give a new perspective.
it would be nice to get that perspective.

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Post by CNWaweru » 26 Jan 2018, 02:08

I feel Sarah's disappearance was good. It brought out the relevance of the title more clearly and helped in dating the atlatl.
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Post by mamalui » 12 Mar 2018, 14:03

I think what Sarah experienced would have been too much for an adult! But it brought out her good traits such as perseverance and bravery. She came out of that hole much more mature and in control of herself.
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Post by VictoriaMcMillen » 17 Mar 2018, 20:42

I believe that the disappearance made her a better person, in the long run. Through experiences like that, we are able to better connect ourselves to the land of our people and the purpose we hold in protecting it. Especially as people with American Indian heritage.

I believe it made a great deal of difference to the bond in the grandfather's relationship with his granddaughter and himself. I hope to see more of this develop in the next book.

I believe she was strong enough, as a child, or she would not have survived it. Native American have had fasting ceremonies for many thousands of years. Dreams like these would come about to help guide that young or old one seeking understanding. I believe children are very resilient and can survive much- although it usually was/is their own choice if they go to fast, in some tribes.
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Post by onixpam » 30 Mar 2018, 20:08

I am sure it was hard for a teenager to go through that kind of experience, but those things, sometimes, makes you stronger. That experience makes her stronger.

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