Her disappearance, good or bad?

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Her disappearance, good or bad?

Post by Debbyemi » 04 Oct 2017, 04:43

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?

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Post by himynamestom » 04 Oct 2017, 04:50

I think that the experience has to have been good for Sarah because she later uses her spear throwing skills to save the group from Roger's crew. I agree that it must have been a lot for a child to go through but it sounds like Sarah has already been through a lot by the time she meets Tom so perhaps she was prepared for it in some way.

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Post by Amagine » 04 Oct 2017, 05:38

Her disappearance was both. It was good because of the skills that she picked up but it was bad because it was an emotional trying time for all of them.
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Post by BoyLazy » 04 Oct 2017, 05:39

Its good for her. She became a strong and experienced person. Also she had a story to say which we read ;)
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Post by kandscreeley » 04 Oct 2017, 08:19

I think in life all of us are put through different things. Sometimes it seems like it is something that a child or an adult shouldn't have to bear. Yet we do. All these experiences shape us to become the person we are. So I don't think the question is should she have gone through what she did, but how did she come out of it on the other side?
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Post by CatInTheHat » 04 Oct 2017, 09:03

There are elements of good and bad in Sarah's disappearance. She learned so much about herself while she was gone but she was also injured, and subjected to some pretty heavy things during that time. Her experiences brought her much closer to her family (I include all that went up the mountain with her as family, as they were one by the time they came back the second time).
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Post by Christina Rose » 04 Oct 2017, 11:12

kandscreeley wrote:I think in life all of us are put through different things. Sometimes it seems like it is something that a child or an adult shouldn't have to bear. Yet we do. All these experiences shape us to become the person we are. So I don't think the question is should she have gone through what she did, but how did she come out of it on the other side?
I agree, and I do feel like this experience made Sarah a stronger person. I also think it bonded the group, once the story was accepted by everyone as truth.

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Post by Debbyemi » 04 Oct 2017, 11:48

kandscreeley wrote:I think in life all of us are put through different things. Sometimes it seems like it is something that a child or an adult shouldn't have to bear. Yet we do. All these experiences shape us to become the person we are. So I don't think the question is should she have gone through what she did, but how did she come out of it on the other side?
So true, to me she came out the stronger on the other side. Thanks

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Amagine wrote:Her disappearance was both. It was good because of the skills that she picked up but it was bad because it was an emotional trying time for all of them.
I also see it as both good and bad. thanks for the input.

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Post by Amagine » 04 Oct 2017, 20:43

Thank you for the thought provoking question! :D
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Post by sj_robert » 04 Oct 2017, 22:30

I am currently reading this book, so all I see here are just spoilers. Great read though, almost done.

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Post by BoyLazy » 04 Oct 2017, 23:26

kandscreeley wrote:I think in life all of us are put through different things. Sometimes it seems like it is something that a child or an adult shouldn't have to bear. Yet we do. All these experiences shape us to become the person we are. So I don't think the question is should she have gone through what she did, but how did she come out of it on the other side?
Well said. This is very true.
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Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 06:02

sj_robert wrote:I am currently reading this book, so all I see here are just spoilers. Great read though, almost done.
You should probably stay off the forum until you're done. There are going to be spoilers everywhere.
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Post by Anjum » 06 Oct 2017, 06:20

I think the experience helped her grow up and discover herself. I believe that people grow stronger when they face challenges in life.

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Post by Debbyemi » 06 Oct 2017, 06:57

Anjum wrote:I think the experience helped her grow up and discover herself. I believe that people grow stronger when they face challenges in life.
So true, Sarah is much more matured for her age.

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Post by BoyLazy » 06 Oct 2017, 07:32

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.
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