Homecoming (Tillerman Cycle #1)
"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....more
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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
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.
There's suppose ...more
What a desperate, gripping situation. Spare, elegant writing makes it incredibly powerful. This won ...more
This is a powerful (and long, at 400 pages) young adult book, the first in a five-book series called th ...more
Cynthia Voigt has masterfully crafted a story that is SO totally complete and resonates in every way possible that I truly think that not even the world's greatest author could have improved upon this book. The author touches on so many themes in such surprising depth that a shorter book ...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
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
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
I avidly read the Tillerman cycle (seven books) several years ago, and since then, have constantly recommended them to others. My sister finally took me up on that, and two volumes in, agrees that Voigt and her characters and stories are worth the praise. However, she listened to 'Homecoming' and 'Dicey's Song,' and raved about Barbara Caruso's narration.
So now, thanks to my sister, I have had the treat of revisiting a good friend, as well as seeing (hearing) ...more
- Main Characters
Dicey: Dicey is a leader, and she is forced to grow up too fast. She is just thirteen, but when her mother leaves her and her syblings alone in the car, she has to be their parent. She must work to pay for their journey, and lead them to a place where they can be safe.
James: James is an intelligent boy, who helps Dicey whenever she needs. Dicey feels like she can trust James even though he is only ten because he is mature. He adapts well to public situati ...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
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.
Some de ...more
Homecoming is about a group of four children that have been abandoned by their mother. With only a little bit of money they must find there w ...more
I fell in love with Dicey's character; here's a twelve-year-old who's old enough to take care of 3 little children when the adults who were her blood relatives could not.
Dicey Tillerman and her three siblings, James, Maybeth and Sammy, were abandoned in a ...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
I thought that is was a good book, but sad at the same time. I feel sorry for the kids in this book they gothrough such a hard time.
I recommend this book to everyone it is a good sad book and, it will give u a idea of ...more
My personal analysis: Homecoming was good, but not great. It quickly grew repetitive. How far from their destination are the Tillermans now? How much money do they have left this time? Will they be able to eat tomorrow? What alt ...more
|What's The Name o...: After their mom dies, a young girl takes her siblings on a journey up north in search of an aunt to avoid being separated and put into foster care. I think they are going to Maine or CT. [s]||5||15||Dec 09, 2014 12:52PM|
|Rams Readers Spri...: Homecoming||21||11||May 08, 2014 09:01PM|
|What's The Name o...: SOLVED. Forgotten Book Sisters [s]||11||160||May 07, 2014 10:42PM|
|What's The Name o...: SOLVED. help me find a book i read in 9th grade [s]||11||50||Mar 27, 2014 04:27PM|
|What do you think happened to the mom||5||30||Mar 26, 2014 05:56AM|
|Class of 2014: Book Review Homecoming||3||6||Dec 30, 2013 03:17PM|
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
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