no place like home,
right? Especially if your mom ditches you and your siblings in a mall parking
lot, which is exactly what happens to Dicey and the rest of the Tillerman kids
in Homecoming. Throughout
this book, the Tillerman kids journey around the east coast looking for one
thing—a home. But that's not just a roof over their heads and three square
meals a day. Dicey and her siblings learn that home is place where you feel
like you belong and can be yourself. Now if only they could click their heels
together to speed up the process…
Questions About Home
Compare and contrast the houses the kids stay at in Provincetown, Bridgeport, and Crisfield. What's the same and different about each?
Why do you think Abigail decides to let the kids stay with her after all? Use the text to support your answer.
You know how Dicey defines home. How would you define it?
Chew on This
The reason Dicey knows that Abigail's is the right place for
the Tillerman kids to stay is because she learns the difference between a house
and a home at Cousin Eunice's.
So long as they have Dicey, the younger Tillermans are
always at least partially at home.