Kid reviews for Homecoming

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Common Sense says

age 11+

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Parents say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 21 reviews

age 2+

Homecoming

It is a very slow book. It has very little plot. The characters weren’t great. You can already guess the ending, but have to wait 400 pages of reading about kids walking on the road. It is a waste of time.
age 11+

Makes You Think

This is a really good book and i love how the author makes the kids seem so strong but still makes them humans making mistakes. The story is well thought out and makes you think that there are homeless parent-less kids out there who have no homes and it makes you feel lucky to have a home. This is marked for 11+ because the topic of her mom going crazy may be to heavy for younger kids. (There are parts that mention under age kids drinking beer but just a little not enough for me to mark it) ; ) This book has a great ending that will make you want to know what will happen next to the Tillermans.

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age 12+

Amazing, but it drags on for a bit.

This is honestly a really good book. I couldn't stop putting it down, it was that good. Although I didn't have any problems with the pacing, it still felt a bit slow, especially the beginning when the kids are just waking up to the fact that their mother was gone, which is understandable to me, though a lot of people may not like it. Homecoming's style and structure is for people who are patient minded and willing to go through the (Some call boring or tedious) walking and traveling as well as the dragging on of the plot. The characters are okay. I admit, I expected some characters to show back up again but they we're relevant when they had the spotlight, such as Steward and Windy, who helped Dicey and the rest of the kids. He taught us an important moral, such as kindness or stealing (Highlighting the moment when James steals Steward's wallet). In fact, from a lot of the characters, kindness is their theme. Some other key themes are stealing, gratefulness, appreciation, and family. While reading this book, I found that I was so grateful, that's what this story makes you feel. So grateful of your own life. This book makes you tie the world of Homecoming to your own life, it's really just amazing. Overall a good book, though I found part two a bit tedious.

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age 12+

Really good book.

Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt is a great book. But when you read Homecoming you have to be a bit patient. Because the start is really slow but ever after chapter 4. It gets really good.. the characters died see James Maybeth and Sammy a really interesting characters. I love how this so determine and the only thing they really want to do it's always be together as a family. And the next in the series. Dicey song is even better it one newberry honour.

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age 10+

This is probably the worst book I have ever read.

I wish i could give -5 stars. It's just that bad of a book. Okay, so I read this for a novel study and it is complete and total trash. The plot isnt original at all. It is all over the place and there isn't really any correlation to most of the events. The characters are soooooo flat and stupid. They have absolutely ZERO budgeting skills too. Who buys milk when you have $7 and need a drink!? Just get water you stupid little kids. Literally all of the people the tillerman kids meet are irrelevant to the story. Also, the kids seem to have been drinking spoiled milk throughout the whole fudging story. How are they still alive!? Actually, they seem to have quite the obsession with milk. IF YOU ARE A TEACHER, PLEASE DONT MAKE YOUR KIDS READ THIS. JUST DONT DO IT. Also something that you guys should note: there is use of offensive slurs in this book.

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Too much swearing
age 10+

Okay So

This book is like reading your chart and finding out you have terminal cancer.
age 11+

WORST BOOK EVER

This book is horrible. It's so boring. Literally. THEY. DO. NOTHING. They walk the whole time! Don't make your kids read this. It's painful. My honors English teacher is having us read it, and even he hates it. This book is absolutely horrible.
age 12+

A wonderful book

Homecoming is one of the best books I've ever read. It tells the story of four siblings who set out on an adventure, where they struggle to find food and shelter, without their parents. On the way, they meet both good and bad friends, yet at the end, they finally find a welcoming home. It is a wonderful and interesting book for children ages 12 and above. It has a positive message and is beneficial for children. I couldn't put the book down in some parts. It was wonderful and amusing and is a great read.

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age 11+

what youl'l learn from this book.

this is a really great book for kids who are 11and up. In my perspective i learned so much from this book,i learned about human values and what people and kids in this world are going through. for example hunger,homeless,living in the wilderness with no parents,divorces,drugs,and etc. this book is 1 of the books that i loved in my life. even adults would like to read this book, my mom who is 42yrs old loved this book. its a life lesson.

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Too much swearing
age 8+

no mother

this is what it is for childs with no mothers so DO NOT ABANDON [email protected]&$^&@$%

This title has:

Educational value
Great role models
Too much swearing