Walk Two Moons Foreshadowing

By Griffin Bloom

Walk Two Moons summary

Sharon Creech's novel Walk Two Moons is about a 13 year old girl named Sal. She is on a long journey with her grandparents traveling across the country to retrace her mothers footsteps. Over this trip Sal tells her grandparents about her friend Pheobe, the lunatic, and Pheobe's disappearing mother. Sal also tells her grandparents about the mysterious notes that were sent from the lunatic.

Thesis Statement

Throughout the novel Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech uses foreshadowing to make the reader think and receive clues for what could happen later in the book.

Foreshadowing Event 1- The lunatic is Mrs. Winterbotum's son

One of the events that is foreshadowed in the novel is how the lunatic ends up being Mrs. Winterbotum's son. One of the first foreshadows about how the lunatic is Mrs. Winterbotum's son comes up when Mrs. Partridge says something to Phoebe while they are searching through her house looking for clues. " Oh Phoebe, I think I met your brother."

Mrs. Partridge said. " I don't have a brother " Phoebe said. (Creech, 193) Another foreshadow came late in the book when Phoebe and Sal search to find Phoebe's mother and the lunatic at a college. " On the far side of the field I saw the backs of two people, a young man and an older women. They were holding hands. She turned to him and kissed him on the cheek. On the bench was Phoebe's mother kissing the lunatic." (Creech, 235)

Sharon Creech uses foreshadowing in this novel to make the reader think. Without foreshadowing in this novel it would be boring and there would be no clues to help the reader solve the mystery. The type of foreshadowing used in this book was the mysterious type where it makes the reader very interested in the book and try to solve it on they're own. That was definitely the case in our class. There were many different thoughts about what the lunatic could of been and that was Sharon Creech's goal. That is the reason why I enjoyed the book so much.