Dicey's Song (Tillerman Cycle #2)
Dicey's song is the sequel to Homecoming (another great read), but I had r ...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
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
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
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
You might not have to have read 'Homecoming' to appreciate 'Dicey's Song' but it certainly would help. The first book e ...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
I highly recomme ...more
Almost a ghost story, but not quite, not quite.
5/20/13 211 pages - smaller print than others - As I read Dicey's Song, I wondered about what had happened in the past and watched for it to be revealed later in the book. This was more or less the case, but after finishing the book, I discovered that it was the second in a series. No wonder, I felt like I was joining the book mid-stream.
Regardless of that, the book was a thoughtful and entertaining read. It is the story of a young teenager who ke ...more
This is definitely a character-driven book—the plot is not necessarily fast- ...more
- It's the middle of a series, and it's the only one I've read.
- We had a teacher-friend who gave us his classroom library when he retired, which is how I first came to this book.
- I had just begun reading it over a Thanksgiving break somewhere in Jr. High. We had a 4-H fundraiser at a local store wrapping gifts, and I brought it along. (I always carry a book everywhere. Don't you?) Our 4-H leader was demonstrating how best to wrap, and she use ...more
No other author seems as capable of delving so deep into the hearts of both her characters and of the reader as Cynthia Voigt. The progression of feeling in this book is both dramatic and miraculous. I found time ...more
|What's The Name o...: SOLVED-Teenage girl and her siblings live with their Grandmother [s]||4||21||Jul 31, 2014 03:06PM|
|Newbery Books: June 2013 read - Dicey's Song||6||21||Jul 04, 2013 08:24PM|
|What's The Name o...: SOLVED! Young Adult Fiction (series): A runaway girl finds solace in the repair of an old boat [s]||4||45||Aug 29, 2011 09:15AM|
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The Anne V. Zarrow Award, for lifetime achievement, 2003
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