Walk Two Moons

By Jack Bollengier


Sharon Creech's novel Walk Two Moons is about a 13 year old girl named Sal that goes on a trip with her grandparents to Lewiston Idaho, looking fort her mothers grave. Sal tells Phoebe's story to her grandparents on the road trip.

Thesis Statement

Throughout the novel Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech uses symbolism to create a better understanding for the reader.

Symbol 1: Blackberries

Blackberries is one main symbol that shows up in the novel Walk Two Moons Creech used Blackberries once for Sal's mother for kissing a tree after eating a blackberry. Blackberries are a symbol for kissing with Ben and Sal kissing and her mother and father. Later in the book, Ben and Sal finally were ready and kissed. Then, Ben touched his lips. ''Did it taste a little like blackberries to you?'' he said. It is through the use of this symbol that gives the reader a better understanding of the book.

Symbol 2: trees

Another symbol that showed up was trees. The word "tree" is Sal's middle name. Not only that, but we hear a lot about trees in her story. She loves them. She is in awe of them, almost as though they have superpowers. (Creech 10-16) Next to my favorite sugar maple tree beside the barn is a tall aspen. When I was younger, I heard the most beautiful birdsong coming from the top of that tree. It was not a call; it was a true birdsong, with trills and warbles. I stood beneath that tree for the longest time, hoping to catch sight of the bird who was singing such a song. I saw no bird – only leaves waving in the breeze. The longer I stared up at the leaves, the more it seemed that it was the tree itself that was singing. This passage is to give the reader of my smore a better understanding.