Her disappearance, good or bad?

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Re: Her disappearance, good or bad?

Post by Debbyemi » 06 Apr 2018, 05:39

mamalui wrote:
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.
Exactly, she brought out very strong traits, she might not have discovered without the experience.

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Post by Debbyemi » 06 Apr 2018, 05:41

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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.
Yea, it did make her a better person

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Post by mamalui » 07 Apr 2018, 07:47

Debbyemi wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 05:39
mamalui wrote:
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.
Exactly, she brought out very strong traits, she might not have discovered without the experience.
True..
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Post by Vivianne Nat » 09 Apr 2018, 05:54

At first, what happened to Sarah for me was too much for a child to bear. I don't think in real life someone will survive something like that. But it helped her so much develop her character in the story. It made her understood the reasons why the trip was important to her grandfather. At first, for her it was just a simple camping trip to return back something that actually belonged there.
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Post by Kibetious » 11 Apr 2018, 15:49

It is true that the experience during the period of her disappearance was too much for a child to bear. However, it made her better and even the skills gained helped the group later. Her skill came in handy when it was needed.
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Post by 10mile72 » 17 Jun 2018, 13:57

Good. She learned a lot and became a stronger person. :D

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Post by LaurenHaupt » 14 Jul 2018, 08:15

She seemed more grown up after and more confident in herself. I do think that her disappearance should have been cut back shorter.
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