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Abandoned by their mother, four children begin a search for a home and an identity.
"It's still true." That's the first thing James Tillerman says to his older sister, Dicey, every morning. It's still true that their mother has abandoned the four Tillermans in a mall parking lot somewhere in the middle of Connecticut. It's still true that they have to find their own way to Great-aunt Cilla's house in Bridgeport. It's still true that they need to spend as little as possible on food and seek shelter anywhere that is out of view of the authorities. It's still true that the only way they can hope to all stay together is to just keep moving forward. Deep down, Dicey hopes they can find someone to trust, someone who will take them in and love them. But she's afraid it's just too much to hope for.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum, 1981
Description: 312 p. 22 cm
ISBN: 9780689308338
Branch Call Number: j Voig


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Apr 11, 2018

Homecoming is an amazing book

JCLAyahA Feb 01, 2018

Describes travails of children, their unhealthy and unrealistic reaction to abandonment, and a resolution that involves the young protagonist seeking help from prying college boys who (horrifyingly) turn out to be very innocent and helpful and offer to put up the children in their dorm room. Realistic fiction indeed. I read it almost a decade ago, to be fair, but that's what I remember. I'm all for heavy material and character development; when it's honest and sensitive. This book, however, is a mess of equivocation and bad technique. Personally, I don't find it to be a good fit for children.

Nov 27, 2012

I probably read this book half a dozen times when I was a kid, and this is the second time I’ve owned it. Oh god, that was twenty years ago. When I was a teenager I sold most of the books I’d acquired when I was younger, but I wish I had been a bit more judicious with my Cynthia Voigts. A ragtag group of children making it on their own with their smarts and their budgeting skills, I still love it!

Reading Homecoming again has made me excited to revisit Cynthia Voigt. Can’t wait to pick up Jackaroo again!

Apr 05, 2011

Homecomming is simply about four children trying to find their place in the world. They go through so much over the course of the book, and yes it is a bit slow but entiarly worth reading. I own my own copy, have read it twice now, and know that I will read it again.

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Oct 22, 2017

lhshapiro thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Nov 03, 2013

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Jun 07, 2013

Four kids, with Dicey being the oldest, cares for her family. Across several states, sleeping in parks and trees, where ever they cannot be seen. There are times when the only thing they have to eat is a loaf of bread for two days. An AMAZING story of courage and determination.


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