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Homeless Bird

Whelan, Gloria (Book - 2000 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Homeless Bird


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When thirteen-year-old Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage, she must either suffer a destiny dictated by India's tradition or find the courage to oppose it.
Authors: Whelan, Gloria
Title: Homeless bird
Publisher: New York :, HarperCollins,, c2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 216 p. ;,19 cm.
Summary: When thirteen-year-old Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage, she must either suffer a destiny dictated by India's tradition or find the courage to oppose it.
Audience: 800
5 and up.
Local Note: Reading Counts RC 61 10100
Accelerated Reader AR 53 10050
ISBN: 9781435263932
0064408191
0006028454
0060284528
0060284544
Branch Call Number: JUV FICTION WHELAN
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I had to read this book for school. It was from my culture so I was excited about reading it. I felt sad when Koly had a hard time and I felt happy when there was something good going on. I would recomend this book to all ages that can read chapter books. It is a pretty easy read. I recomended it to my mom and she read it in an hour.

Report This Oct 23, 2012
  • Ms_Silva rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Hopeful ending. Past BOOKS 2 U book.

I began reading this book for school, and usually, I really dislike realistic or non fiction novels. But this story is really good, I surprised myself by liking it!

I started reading homeless bird because man y people have suggested this book. I kept reading it because it was so sad what happened to Koly and I needed to know if she had a happy ending or not. This character most likely the good mannered person in the world. This is about after husband dies, mother-in-law abandons Koly. This book reminds me of Keeping Corner because they are both about two young widows struggling in India.

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Report This Jun 27, 2013
  • indigo_bird_105 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Oct 23, 2012
  • Ms_Silva rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Arranged marriage in India brings grief and a succession of changes to a young girl's life. Vivid descriptions.

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