Walk Two Moons Foreshadowing

by Adriel Friedler

Summary of Novel

Sharon Creech's novel Walk Two Moons is about a 13 year old girl named Sal who goes on a 6 day road trip across the country to see her mom is Lewiston, Ohio on her mothers birthday. On the way Sal tells her grandparents the story of her freind Phoebe, her disappearing mother, and the lunatic.

Thesis Statement

Throughout the novel Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech uses Foreshadowing to give clues to big events

Event 1:Sal's mom died in a bus accident

There are clues that come up throughout the book that lead to that Sal's mom died in a bus accident. The first clue Sharon Creech uses shows that Sal is scared of cars and buses. "I prayed we would not be in an accident( I was scared of cars and buses)".(Creech 7). The next clue Sharon Creech incorporates big evidence."I could see our car bursting through the railing lunging down the cliff. Every time I saw a bus, I watched sway. I watched its tires dangerously close to the gravel at the roads edge. I watched it plunge un eating up the road defying those curves".(Creech 227). Sal shows that she is scared of being in an accident which shows something is making her scared of that. She also focuses on buses because her mom died in a bus accident. When the reader puts both the clues together you can see that Sal's mom died in a bus accident. The use of foreshadowing gives hints to big events so readers can infer what is going to happen.

Event 2:Grams Death

There are many clues that lead to grams death. This clue shows how gram is very excited to go out of the way to see exciting things."I never slept that night. I've been waiting my whole life to see Old Faithful".(Creech 222). These next clues show that gram is close to death."You could hear the rattle in gram's chest".(Creech 251)."She looks a little gray".(Creech 255). When people know they are close to death they want to do everything on their bucket list. It also focuses on how gram looks and sounds like she is about to die. If the reader puts both these clues together you can clearly see she is going to die. The foreshadowing here also gives clues to a big event which is gram's death.