Homecoming (Tillerman Cycle #1)
That's the first thing James Tillerman says to his sister Dicey every morning. It's still true that their mother has abandoned the four Tillerman children somewhere in the middle of Connecticut. It's still true they have to find their way, somehow, to Great-aunt Cilla's house in Bridgeport, which may be their only hope of staying together as a family....more
The book is the story of Dicey, a young teen, and her three siblings. Their mother, who is suffering from poverty and mental illness, abandons them in her old beat up car in the mall parking lot. After waiting for her to come back and realizing that she isn't going to, Dicey takes charge. With the little money they have, they decide to take a journey to find some relatives up north....more
What a desperate, gripping situation. Spare, elegant writing makes it incredibly powerful. This won...more
Dicey, James, Maybeth, and Sam Tillerman are abruptly left on their own when their mother abandons them and the car in a mall parking lot. When it becomes clear that their mother isn't coming back, thirteen-year-old Dicey conceives a daring and dangerous plan: since they know that they were on their way to live with their Aunt Cilla in Bridgeport, they will continue the journey on foot. It's a thr...more
This is a powerful (and long, at 400 pages) young adult book, the first in a five-book series called th...more
If you like a good adventure story that is full of surprises, you should read this book. You should also read this book if you like long stories that keep you interested.
You shouldn't read this book if you like stories that make you...more
sur la route, ils n'ont que quelques dollars en poche mais jamais de rancoeur envers leur mère. Elle est leur seule famille et même si el...more
Dicey Tillerman is a strong and independent young adult, but when her mother looses her job and is forced to abandon her children, dicey must learn to take the place of her mother and make the long journey to Aunt Cilla's house with her three younger sibillings, on foot. Only when they finally arive they are suprised to find that their aunt has died, but lucky for them their cousin Eunice is kind enough to take them in. Soon Dicey realizes they can not stay a...more
If I were to summarize this book in one sentence it would be "Some kids walk for a really long time and don't even like what they find at the end" and I would not at all feel that one sentence was too little to convey the overall plot.
Author: Cynthia Voigt
Rating: 5 Stars
"IT'S STILL TRUE."That's the first thing James Tillerman says to his sister Dicey every morning. It's still true that their mother has abandoned the four Tillerman children somewhere in the middle of Connecticut. It's still true they have to find their way, somehow, to Great-aunt Cilla's house in Bridgeport, which may be their only hope of staying together as a family.
But when t...more
New York: Aladdin, 1981
Chapter book, no illustrations
Genres: Family drama, coming of age, mental illness, learning disabilities, survival
Liza Tillerman takes her four children to the mall in the family car, tells them to “obey Dicey” and disappears. When she doesn’t return, Dicey and her siblings decide to try to make their way to their Aunt Cilla’s house (where Dicey thinks they were headed with their mother). Dicey underestimates the distance and the four are...more
In the beginning of the book the Tillermans are left alone in a car for a long time because their mom left them. After a while Dicey, a thirteen year old girl, says that they have to find a way to go to their Aunts house in Br...more
For me this was an ok book, it isn’t one of my favorites but I did like some parts of it. This book had its good and bad, for example I liked how the author described scenes, the figurative language, and the characters she made. I enjoyed reading the part with Mr. Rudyard because his actions and words surely grabbed my attenti...more
When I first started reading this book,it started out OK. I was pretty curious when my teacher said we were going to read this book because she said it was about four kids being abondoned by their mother. B...more
The book Homecoming has its ups and down with my attention and curiosity but overall my opinion of the book is a mix of “I liked it” and “It’s boring”. Also my opinion of how Cynthia Voigt uses details and description in the book is a mix also, because sometimes it is needed, but sometimes its just there to string out the book. But generally I really liked the book.
At the beginning of the book, the book was exciting because when do you hear about four children getting abandoned by their mother,...more
The book Homecoming is a fiction book about four children abandoned by there mother. This entire book is the story of how these children take on the responsibility to go dozens of miles just to get to an aunt that they have never met. The rest of the book shows how they work for there food and how long they walk. My entire opinion of this book is that it was VERY boring because of the pages of description that could have been taken out without changing the story. However, there were a couple of...more
The story starts of with Dicey and Tillermans waiting in the car while their mother leaves for the mall. Already, this was pretty predictable. I already knew what happens next. The mother doesn't come back, even when the Tillermans wait for up to 3 days. A questionable decision, but you can't blame them. I really wasn't 100% immersed in the story, becau...more
As I began reading, I was satisfied with what I saw. When I got further into the story, my mind was in a totally different setting. I just couldn’t continue reading because of one main issue.
My main problem with the book was that I found it to be unreasonab...more
Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt was a very predictable and unpredictable book at the same time. Cynthia Voigt was very descriptive and had little humor in the story-line. The book was very detailed too so if you’re into detailed, descriptive, or young adult books Homecoming would be the perfect book for you.
Homecoming is a book about 4 kids who were abandoned by they're mom. At first I was like what a terrible parent and was shocked from seeing how much they have gone through. With the mom missing,...more
First, the negatives. I think that Cynthia Voigt had too much description. The description sometimes just put me to sleep! I feel that she could make the book 200 pages shorter, and made it interesting. Secondly, I honestly did not like her writing. It just isn’t my style of writing that I enjoy to read.
Another part of the story that made me not dislike this book is the beginning, when Dicey, James, Maybeth, and...more
I also think that this book was a very subtle and relaxing book, which for me was not very entertaining. There were little hints that the author would put some action or mystery, but in result it came back to...more
The book itself is very wordy and the author took way too much time describing almost everything. I found myself drifting off then putting the book down in immense boredom while reading. But in some cases the extreme usage of describing something did leave a...more
Angus and Sadie: the Sequoyah Book Award (given by readers in Oklahoma), 2008
The Katahdin Award, for lifetime achievement, 2003
The Anne V. Zarrow Award, for lifetime achievement, 2003
The Margaret Edwards Award, for a body of work, 1995