Homeless Bird

Homeless BirdLike Many Girls Her Age In India, Thirteen Year Old Koly Is Getting Married Full Of Hope And Courage, She Leaves Home Forever But In A Grim Turn Of Events Koly Finds Herself Cast Out Into A Current Of Cruel Tradition Her Future, It Would Seem, Is Lost Yet This Rare Young Woman, Bewildered And Brave, Sets Out To Forge Her Own Exceptional Future. please don t arrange my marriage.and if you must, please don t marry me off to some sickly bitchy thing who will soon die and trap me in my inlaws house where i will be a burden and where they will treat me like a servant but i won t have anywhere else to go until they in turn ditch me in some creepy city where discarded widows try to make a go of it just don t do it.it is the worst.this book is pretty good, but my warrior liberated woman parts gag when confronted with these types of situations i am very fortunate to have options and all, but it just makes me angry to see how few opportunities other people have i am pretty sure this makes me an obnoxious
I know this book is probably for like middle schoolers but I loved it Koly s parents marry her off without seeing the groom and she ends up married to a sick boy whose parents needed the dowry money for his treatment It all works out as well as you d expect but eventually she rebuilds her life I honestly felt so upset for Koly and the way she was treated through out the book I loved the writing and the narrative and the details the author added only pulled me in to the story I can not believe that if people love their daughters though that they have to pay people to take them like ho
Koly when you have a husband you well have to do as he tells you you wont sit and daydream as you do now.Gloria Whelan Homeless BirdKoly s story will Resonate with anyone of any age so though this may be classified as young adults or children, I would urge anybody of any age to read the book especially people who loves Historical fiction and in particular Native American fiction.This is one of those books that I m reluctant to talk about You can read the description but this book is really all about the writing which is a tapestry of words and reads like one long poem It is an incredibly moving story and one that I feel Will Uplift the reader I d
Gloria Whelan s Homeless Bird is a pleasant enough story Predictable and pleasant It is a fast read and Koly is a likable protagonist.But shortly after beginning the book I stopped to research the author As I suspected after my first few pages of reading, Whelan herself is neither Indian or of Indian ancestry and has never traveled to India I believe that it IS possible for writers to write successfully outside of their own experiences, but I am EXTREMELY wary of authors who attempt to write of places, cultures, social classes, and experiences that are not their own, nor even similar To do so requires incredible amounts of research, intense self reflection, a willingness to consult and learn from others who are knowledgeable, and an intentional effort to present a truthful, unbiased reflection of reality even in the writing of fiction In fiction like Homeless Bird, the setting is taken as truth by an audience, in this case most likely American children, who may not have the knowledge or experience to spot cultural misrepresentations As a white woman living in the woods of northern Michigan who has never traveled to India, it is possi
a simple short book with a story which will stay in my mind for long, loved this book to the very end it works as a story of human persistence but very little about Indian Culture very motivating and satisfying wish this book was bit longer.rating 4.5 So emotional and touching This book has been a pageturner The book is full of death, love, hope, and the cruelness of the world. So there I was in an English Department meeting and Tasche says, You really should ve read this book, since it was on the incoming Freshmen s Summer Reading list I sat there dumbfounded, not realizing it was on their reading list nor that I had actually read it three or four years ago It s not that it s a nondescript book, quite the opposite, but you know how it is sometimes when you ve zipped through so many short short good reads and you forget one because a powerful novel by Rabindranath Tagore or Arundhati Roy s
Koly is forced into an arranged marriage, with a cruel mother in law, a sickly husband, and a spoiled yet sweet sister in law She learns to read, and yearns to flee But one day, she is no longer a homeless bird. This YA story of an arranged marriage between a girl 13 and a rickety family that only wants her dowry so they can take the almost dead groom to Varanasi to be saved by Mama Ganges Didn t work and she s stuck in this horrible situation waiting on the evil mother in law hand and foot, without even the thought of consummation to remember oh, yeah she s 13, that s a blessing This well written story varies significantly from the usual they married me off to an evil old abusive gay perverted philandering yada yada man and now i m stuck No, this story tells a different tale Widows are de facto bad luck and thus like any other unusable category of women ok to abuse, discard, steal from At least sati throwing the wid
To be honest I read this book because one of my teachers said I had to or they d give me a red slip for being unprepared So I read it and this book was amazing This book is realistic fiction A 13 year old girl named Koly needs to get married When she finally does her new husband falls deadly ill meanwhile the mother n law hates her Soon koly falls to be a Widow and so does her mother n law suprisingly Her new mother then takes her and koly to a city a very famous city A city known for the home of widows where they are taken and left there Her new mother takes her and dreadily leaves her there Koly then finds a home for widows and joins them, provided and j