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
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
I loved this book when I was young! The book is about Dicey and her three younger siblings who were abandoned by their mother in a mall parking lot. Worried about being split up and sent to foster care they decide their only option is to go on foot to find their Great Aunt Cilla whom they've never met.
I found it well written with an easy to read gripping storyline. I could visualize all that was happening to these childr ...more
What a desperate, gripping situation. Spare, elegant writing makes it incredibly powerful. This won ...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
Do you know what I mean?
We all remember Ramona Quimby - right?
People fall in love with Harry Potter and Frodo and Lucy Pevensie. Maybe you can't forget Oliver Twist or that one big guy in Of Mice and Men.
I remember a girl named Dicey as if we were next door neighbors or first cousins.
She and her siblings are the main characters in a book series by Cynthia Voight. The first novel is Homecoming and the storyline shocked me as ...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
This is a powerful (and long, at 400 pages) young adult book, the first in a five-book series called th ...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
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 four Tillerman children are abandoned in a mall parking lot. When their mother doesn't return, they worry that they will be split up if they go to the police, so they set out to walk all the way to their grea ...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
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
"Why do Til...more
This book is somewhat unusual in that it involves four siblings from 12 years old to 6 years old who are determined to stay together despite no father in their life, and a mother who has mental problems. How these wonderful kids manage their attempt at togetherness makes for an interesting story. It is an easy and fast read, at least it was to me. Each child is unique a ...more
|Bookwarts Club of...: January 2017 Mileage Goal + Discussion - Spoilers||20||21||Feb 05, 2017 11:57AM|
|HMSA Summer Reading: Book Review: Homecoming||2||8||Aug 23, 2016 06:05PM|
|What do you think happened to the mom||6||38||Jul 08, 2016 03:38AM|
|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||23||Dec 09, 2014 12:52PM|
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