Walk to moons judgments

By Anna Haller


Sharon Creech's novel Walk Two Moons is a story about a thirteen-year-old girl named Sal. Sal travels across the country to Lewiston, Idaho with her grandparents to visit her mothers grave. On the way Sal tells the story of Phoebe, the lunatic, and Phoebes disappearing mother.

Thesis statement

Throughout the novel Walk Two Moons Sharron Creech uses judgments to add more mystery and suspicion to the characters.

Judgment 1

In the novel walk to moons Phoebe and Sal commonly judge Phoebes neighbor, Mrs.Cadaver. Phoebe and Sal make many assumptions on what happened to her husband. '''Do you know what I think? I think maybe she killed Mr.Cadaver and chopped him up and buried him in her backyard.''' (Creech 32) Sal and Phoebe learn that their judgment on Mrs.Cadaver was incorrect. '''Her husband died when a drunk driver rammed into his car''' (Creech 218) Sal and Phoebe learn not to judge people before you know them.

Judgment 2

Later in the book Sal and Phoebe also judge their teacher, Mr.Birkway. '''Maybe Mr.Birkway helped her chop up her husband and burry him.''' (Creech 86) Sal and Phoebe also judge Mr.Birkway later in the novel. ''I hoped that Mr.Birkway was in love with Margret Cadaver and would marry her and take her away.'' (Creech 116) Sal and Phoebe later learn that their judgments were incorrect. ''' Mrs.Cadaver is my sister."' (Creech 218) Creech uses judgments in this novel to add more mystery and suspicion to the characters. Because Sal and Phoebe made incorrect judgments it teaches them again, not to judge people quickly