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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
MY HOMECOMING REVIEW
This book is very good,and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading realistic books.
posted by TAG16 on May 21, 2009Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Most Helpful Critical Review
4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
posted by Anonymous on September 1, 2008Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 24, 2007
Blah blah blah, this book had no real exciting factor to it
This book was very depressing. All it talked about was how everything bad could happen to four orphans. I mean, who gets leafs four little kids alone in a car in the middle of nowhere. When anything good happened to these kids it would go bad right away. Thank God they found their Grandma sheesh.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 15, 2006
tremendous effort to just finish this book!
This book took way to long to finish. It should have been about one-hundred pages not three-hundred and seventy-two. It was very boring after the first hundred and fifty pages until the very end. She gave great detail but most of it ment nothing to the story. We would not recommend it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 3, 2001
A Story of Courage, Faith, and Too Much Detail
All their life the Tillerman children had been forgotten by others, abandoned by those they love, and ¿different¿ than everybody else. The four children have always pulled together to make things work. When their mother left them in a mall parking lot and never returned the children once again pulled together to try and find a home they could call their own. Throughout the story the three younger children turn to Dicey, thirteen years old, to make the plans, buy or find food with the little or no money they had, and find safe places to sleep. The struggles they faced were many but the joys and good fortune they had brought a smile to my face. I thought the beginning started out strong but by the middle of the book I found myself wondering how long until I reached the end. While the Tillermans did face a lot of problems they all seemed to be the same kind of thing. The story seemed to repeat itself thus making the reading extremely slow. Even when the children hit a stroke of good luck and something nice happened I was bored. While I liked the book overall it seemed that their was an inevitable pattern where Dicey and her family would walk a few miles in the rain or shine, find food in various ways, sleep, and then wake up and repeat the whole process. The book could have easily been cut down to a hundred pages if it weren¿t for this process. Of course all 372 pages didn¿t come from just the children walking. There was A LOT of detail, which added to the slow reading. There is a fine line when writing where you can use just the right amount of detail or too much of it. In Homecoming it seemed to me that the children couldn¿t see an ocean or have it rain without having at least a paragraph of detail to describe these acts of nature. To me, this lessened my interest greatly in the story. It would have been different if there was this much detail describing an important event in the story or a crucial detail but there didn¿t seem to be any of these either. As a reader there wasn¿t one big thing to me that I could feel truly happy for Dicey and her family. I wasn¿t even sure they were going to get a home until the last page of the book. In conclusion, I would say the two and one half stars, out of five, I gave this book was definitely deserved. Unless you like slow reading, small events, and LOTS of detail I would strongly not recommend this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 12, 2010
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