So I know many will look over this or see it as childish but do you think that we are missing those small details like the condom wrapper and that the book has the answers but we all keep chasing our tails with clues trying to find some big answer. Anna would always make her puzzles look REALLY complicated but turn out kinda simple. Just a though but maybe it will help]]>
This is a theory of one of my friends so I take no credit for it.
Anna is in Goddard, Alaska. So that’s how to draw a bunny. I think she’s in Goddard Alaska, because in one of the notes not from the book, it says she’s going to G______, which looks like Gregory, but the letters say she’s near a shore.
So, Deaths is Devons, because they have the same number of letters and start and end the same, so they do know each other.
So we know how they made him leave, we know where she went, but we don’t know why they did it. Also, Anna’s obituary for Mr. Devons is backwards.
So, the story so far. Mr. Devons and Anna both have dead relatives, so that’s a detail. (Also, I’m pretty sure NYCS is there version of Simple as Snow.) Anyways, they know each other and for a reason we don’t know come up with a plan to get a completely normal person to leave the town. They try with Bryce and it doesn’t work, so they try with G(regory), with Mr. Devon telling him to meet people in the library when he conveniently meets Anna on his first attempt. Then, all the codes and stuff that regard the community (ie, the telephone in the woods…) are probably there to convince him that even a boring town can be full of too many secrets for one person to handle, causing him to stop looking for Anna and instead going to his brother in Baton Rouge (see G’s obituary). Meanwhile, Anna has run away to somewhere both by the sea and really cold, so Germany is not an option, and of Russia and Goddard, Alaska, the latter has more evidence supporting it. She’ll later go to Baton Rouge where she knows G would be going because she learned about his brother from him, hence putting that particular place in his obituary. So the only answer left is why Devons and Anna want to do that.
Maybe because they have a tendency to meddle, and it has become addictive? I believe she may also have had an actual emotional tie to him, as she was willing to spend the rest of her life with him, according to the obituary.
I’ll send the photos he found shortly, and I am to credit him as Marmite. Also this is a copy and pasted message chat from messenger, so thanks why the wording is wierd
I see that 4 comments are awaiting moderation…. I just finished this book and had no idea about any of this! When I went on the website (because I was curious as it was at the bottom of a page full of gibberish) and clicked on the clues page, it said they’ve been discontinued and you’ll “just have to figure it out on your own". So I mean, I googled it. And found this. It appears that the last comment was in 2012; did anyone ever solve the mystery? I love all the ideas here; the only one I actually found out myself was the one about the main character being the author. :-) Let me know if anybody did figure it out though, I’m curious!]]>
This is now my favorite book and I spent a few school days cracking the Houdini Code (which I found very exciting and frustrating) and had some theories myself.
I read many of the comments that have already been posted, but of course didn’t wait too long before starting my own.
My mom just finished the book as well and she’s opened up my eyes to several details I missed when I read As Simple As Snow.
The Narrator’s name is Gregory Galloway. Everyone knows this now. That’s the “G__” of the double dactyl.
The obituaries all had something flip flopped in them, at least Mr. Devon’s and Anna’s.
In Mr. Devon’s obituary it says he was killed by the starting of an accidental fire. This is an indication of my previous statement on this theory might be true because it was Mr. Devon’s girlfriend that had died of a supposed “accidental fire” already.
Mr. Cayne (Anna’s dad) read the obituary and said Anna was never coming back, foretelling her having flip flopped it.
Anna’s obituary told how Anna’s sister, Maria, ran away from home and never came back– in the book, the dress Anna left was indicating she had drowned in the frozen river.
—–My mom’s theory is that the dress was actually referring to Maria and that SHE had drowned in the lake, leaving the disappearing role for Anna.
—–A side theory on that is that Mr. Devon knew about Anna’s sister and the flip-floppiness of the obituaries she’d written.
A separate theory that others have guessed is that those close to Gregory: Anna, Carl, and Mr. Devon had some secret connection to this “Alaska” place and that it might be code for somewhere just outside of, or around town.
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT I HAVE ON THE SOLVING OF THE HOUDINI CODE, MESSAGE ME AND I’LL SEND YOU WHAT I’VE GOT. :)]]>
Where was everyone getting the mail through postal and e-mails from? How did you sign up for it? I read this about three weeks ago and have came up with a bunch, but if anyone would like to forward anything with the clues from either mail I’d love to know. I just adore these ‘clue’ type things-figuring out things. I would like to solve this book but where’s the fun if it’s over? You know? If we could start this up again it’d be amazing.]]>
Is anyone out there, Still trying to figure this out?]]>
What I keep going back to is that nobody died the entire time Anna was in town. G said it was the longest drought the funeral home had ever seen. Even Bryce who was in a horrible car wreck (maybe with Anna) only broke his leg. I think there is defiantly something supernatural going on.]]>
Very True. I like it. I feel like Dumbledore would say something like this.]]>