Homeless Bird - Gloria Whelan

Homeless Bird

By Gloria Whelan

  • Release Date: 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Historical
Homeless Bird book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 180 Ratings)

Homeless Bird Gloria Whelan Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Leaving Home...forever.
Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly is getting married. When she discovers that the husband her parents have chosen for her is sickly boy with wicked parents, Koly wishes she could flee. According to tradition, though, she has no choice. On her wedding day, Koly's fate is sealed.
In the wake of her marriage, however, Koly's life takes an unexpected turn, and she finds herself alone in a strange city of white-sari-clad windows. Her only choice seems to be to shed her name and her future and join the hopeless hordes who chant for food.

Even then, cast out in a current of time-worn tradition, this rare young woman sets out to forge her own exceptional future. And a life, like a beautiful tapestry, comes together for Koly-- one stitch at a time.

Books for the Teen Age 2001 (NYPL) and 2000 National Book Award Winner

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User reviews about this book

  • Amazing!!

    By Hibiscus the Rainwing
    I had to read this as a class in Geography, and thought it would be boring. Turns out, I was wrong. This is a very good book, and is just so sweet! I completely recommend it.
  • Amazing!

    By clm12345
    This is one of the most inspiring books I have read in a long time. I couldn’t put the book down and I ended up reading the whole thing in a day! It is heartbreaking and puts things into perspective. So many great lessons!
  • Homeless Bird

    By IMMBellasPod
    Homeless Bird is an inspiring, hopeful, tragic, book that kept me turning pages at every spare minute I had.
  • I wanted to read more!!

    By est2005
    Was a tad disappointed but overall It was an amazing book!!
  • Homeless Bird

    By Eagallardo
    A heartwarming and joyous story of a girl and her indescribable journey. This book makes me feel that I can do anything if I just believe in myself and find the positive in every single thing. Bravo!
  • Homeless bird

    By Hminih
    They should have a second book or continue the book since it was to short
  • review

    By lauraiscool47
    well the conflict is intense
  • The best book ever

    By superninja
    I had to read an Asian book and I chose Homeless bird best chose the book the Sean India has the perfect setting for this book it is the best book I ever read in my life and I hope you read it and love it as much I did --Sydney 5th grade ;)
  • Homeless Bird

    By i_mdoughboy
    I really Love this book because Koly's life is full of adventure! I love when Raji always helps Koly and cares for her. I think Gloria Whelan is a good author.
  • sweet

    By JJnoodIe
    this is a wonderful book about a girl with mean characters all around her

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