Her disappearance, good or bad?

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Re: Her disappearance, good or bad?

Post by gordonwrites » 10 Oct 2017, 11:42

Her disappearance changed her forever. Not least as she had lost the tip of her finger. The trauma she suffered at this time didn't seem to disturb her, and the skills she acquired were vital and helped to saved lives later in the book.
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Post by Kat Kennedy » 10 Oct 2017, 16:10

What's the olds saying? That which doesn't kill us makes us stronger. In that respect, it was good for Sarah. It also seems to have given her a purpose and a "grounding" if you will. It allowed (or forced) her to connect with a strength she didn't know she had. Something tells me it's a strength she will need in the books to come.

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Post by Debbyemi » 11 Oct 2017, 03:51

KeriCraven wrote:I felt that her disappearing was good for the overall story. It changed the way that Sarah thought and acted. It also changed how Tom felt. When he realized she was gone, his parental instincts kicked in and he realized how much he does care about her
So true, it made a difference.

-- 11 Oct 2017, 03:54 --
gordonwrites wrote:Her disappearance changed her forever. Not least as she had lost the tip of her finger. The trauma she suffered at this time didn't seem to disturb her, and the skills she acquired were vital and helped to saved lives later in the book.
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So true, the skill was life saving.

-- 11 Oct 2017, 03:56 --
Kat Kennedy wrote:What's the olds saying? That which doesn't kill us makes us stronger. In that respect, it was good for Sarah. It also seems to have given her a purpose and a "grounding" if you will. It allowed (or forced) her to connect with a strength she didn't know she had. Something tells me it's a strength she will need in the books to come.
I agree with the thing telling you she will need it. As it is, she is already using the strength.

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Post by Rainman » 14 Oct 2017, 06:40

It was bad that she had made everyone worry but in the end it was good because she saved tom and his friends with the things she learned from her disappearance

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Post by ebethina » 14 Oct 2017, 11:03

I think the disappearance slowly brought her closer but I also think when they returned from their trip and she didn't get to live with them then lived in a place that put her in a difficult position made her even closer. I think it opened Sarah's eyes up to realize what she would have had with Tom so when she returned she tried to make things better.

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Post by Atabon Della » 14 Oct 2017, 17:27

It was mixed. Good for her because I made her stronger. Bad because she went through a lot of suffering. Additional bad because of the stress it out her grandfather and friends through.

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Post by Debbyemi » 15 Oct 2017, 07:57

ebethina wrote:I think the disappearance slowly brought her closer but I also think when they returned from their trip and she didn't get to live with them then lived in a place that put her in a difficult position made her even closer. I think it opened Sarah's eyes up to realize what she would have had with Tom so when she returned she tried to make things better.
I think so too, it brought them closer, which is a good thing.

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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 16 Oct 2017, 09:40

The skills she learnt helped her later on. For example with the dart making and throwing. I also felt that she was less angsty and therefore more likeable after she returned.
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Post by Debbyemi » 16 Oct 2017, 09:53

Gingerbo0ks wrote:The skills she learnt helped her later on. For example with the dart making and throwing. I also felt that she was less angsty and therefore more likeable after she returned.
So True, the skills really helped.

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Post by Sarah Immanuel » 17 Oct 2017, 22:38

This one is hard to answer. I would say both.

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Post by Debbyemi » 18 Oct 2017, 03:51

Sarah Immanuel wrote:This one is hard to answer. I would say both.

Exactly Sarah, I'll say both also.

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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 18 Oct 2017, 12:05

Debbyemi wrote:
Sarah Immanuel wrote:This one is hard to answer. I would say both.

Exactly Sarah, I'll say both also.
To be fair, I bet that what happened leaves some lasting damage, how would that effect her mental state? Maybe this will be explored in the next book.
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Post by Iammisterjones » 18 Oct 2017, 14:11

Her disappearance seemed to be for the better. It humbled her and taught her a pretty awesome skill. She didn't seem as bratty after her adventure though she was still unapologetically outspoken.

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Post by Debbyemi » 19 Oct 2017, 03:32

Gingerbo0ks wrote:
Debbyemi wrote:
Sarah Immanuel wrote:This one is hard to answer. I would say both.

Exactly Sarah, I'll say both also.
To be fair, I bet that what happened leaves some lasting damage, how would that effect her mental state? Maybe this will be explored in the next book.
That's true, looking forward to how it will be handled in the next book.

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Iammisterjones wrote:Her disappearance seemed to be for the better. It humbled her and taught her a pretty awesome skill. She didn't seem as bratty after her adventure though she was still unapologetically outspoken.
Her outspokenness is an innate nature, not sure anything will take that away. I really don't want it taken away actually, it adds to the fun.

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Post by BoyLazy » 19 Oct 2017, 03:56

Gingerbo0ks wrote:The skills she learnt helped her later on. For example with the dart making and throwing. I also felt that she was less angsty and therefore more likeable after she returned.
I liked the part when she learnt the skills. It was useful for her.
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