Dicey's Song (Tillerman Cycle #2)
Dicey's song is the sequel to Homecoming (another great read), but I had r ...more
This is old-school Newbery. This is brilliant. It's warm and empathetic and difficult and real. It's so good that I don't have the words to properly convey my awe. There's this moment, when Dicey's paper is being read aloud and she ...more
Also cool--other books in the Tillerman Cycle, namely Come a Stranger and A Solitary Blue, tell the story from the points of view of two of Dicey's friends. There are ...more
in a way, i'm sorry i did, as it took me down some roads i did NOT need to go down. then again, tho ...
i'm REALLY glad i DID read this. first of all, ya know that saying, "out of the mouth of babes"? well ...
this book falls into that category, sort of. guess you have to change the old adage, tho, to "out of the mouth FOR babes", since the book was originally intended for teens. BU ...more
You might not have to have read 'Homecoming' to appreciate 'Dicey's Song' but it certainly would help. The first book e ...more
I loved this book for its characters and its life lessons.
Thirteen-year-old Dicey Tillerman, her younger brothers James and Sammy, and their younger sister Maybeth have begun to live with Gram after their mother deserted them. Dicey, in an earlier book, bravely led her siblings through several states to appear at their surprised grandmother’s home.
In Dicey’s Song, the Tillermans become a family. Gram must change many of her quirky, insular ways and must open her heart (and some of her past) to ...more
This novel called Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt is a novel about a thirteen year old girl that lives with her two siblings and her grandmother. She doesn't have a father and unfortunately her mother is placed in a mental hospital. Dicey's life changed a lot because of her mother's illness. She became more responsible for herself and her family. She was also very hardworking and whenever she wanted to accomplish something she always put her mind to it and she's the type of person who would never ...more
Without Homecoming, I can see that this book would lose some of its weight. But as a sequel, I found it fantastic and just as compelling. (Perhaps reading the two back to back helped that feeling.) Dicey is a great character, and there are still so many unanswered questions and avenues yet to be explored in her life. I can't wait to read more of the series.
I often find that I'm most excited about a book just after I finish it, and then my excitement cools. We'll see if that happens here. Usuall...more
Again, I connected with the grandmother most, though I enjoyed the overall idea of children being capable and competent. Given the opportunity, kids come up with pretty amazing solutions. They shouldn't have to worry about whether they will eat or where they will sleep, but they should be allowed and encouraged to participa ...more
A thirteen-year-old Dicey Tillerman and her three siblings learn how to adjust to a new life on their grandmother's old farm in Maryland. The children seek to find their grandmother after being abandoned in a parking lot by their alcoholic mother. Dicey took on a huge responsibility by acting as a parent for her younger siblings. The children are in a safe environment and Dicey is having difficulty letting go of that role of being a mother. Dicey and her sibli ...more
Dicey's Song deals with an over-responsible eldest daughter and how she relates with her family after they move in with their granny. Their mother was in an institution, so they dealt with feelings of abandonment, and the guilt of not being able to help her.
It has a very mature feeling, which I think that children in that situation feel. A feeling of having too much responsibility thrown on them, and having to grow up too fast. I don't think this book would necessarily appeal to all chi ...more
Almost a ghost story, but not quite, not quite.
The author: Cynthia Voigt
The topic: the whole summary
This book is talking about a girl who named Dicey. She lives in her grandmother’s house with her three younger siblings, James, Maybeth and Sammy. After Dicey’s mother got mentally ill, they had move with their grandmother. Dicey got a job for cleaning the local grocery store and refurbishes an old sailboat in the barn. Gram who is a kind woman always takes care of these children. One day she wrote the children’s names ...more
She has 2 brothers and 1 sister.James is the second oldest.He is very smart but not very social.He tries to act dummer to be more popular.
Sammy is the next boy.He is a sweet little boy.He at first tries to be a good boy at school and becomes a trouble maker and starts getting in troub ...more
|What's The Name o...: SOLVED-Teenage girl and her siblings live with their Grandmother [s]||4||23||Aug 01, 2014 12:06AM|
|Newbery Books: June 2013 read - Dicey's Song||6||23||Jul 05, 2013 05:24AM|
|What's The Name o...: SOLVED! Young Adult Fiction (series): A runaway girl finds solace in the repair of an old boat [s]||4||48||Aug 29, 2011 06:15PM|
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