Terrier is book one in the Rebekah Cooper trilogy by Tamora Pierce. It centers around The book is about Beka’s first weeks as a puppy, or trainee, in. Satisfying fantasy crime drama for tweens. Read Common Sense Media’s Terrier: Beka Cooper, Book 1 review, age rating, and parents guide. Pierce returns to the Tortall Realms for a new series, a kind of prequel to those of her popular “sheroes” Alanna, Kel and Aly. Her latest heroine.

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ocoper Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Now she’s 16 terriee training to be one of the police guards called Dogs of the city. Otherwise it’s perfect and almost is more fun, when you already know how the story arc and the main character develop in volume 2 and 3. So before you go getting all hacked off at me for trashing your favorites, know that I’ve written GoodReads to find out what’s going on.

Her stories still lead the vanguard today. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. Hardcoverpages. Later, they meet in the Court of the Rogue, where, presumably, the threesome were scouting out the competition. Not nearly as much as the main character can remember about every tiny little thing.

Sign in or join to save for later. Tamora Pierce Fantasy I wish this had been written as a third-person novel rather than as a journal – I have many logistical and stylistic issues with journals as a medium. I loved her friends and mentors, and even a few hints at old friends, though this book happens about years before those friends show up.


Pierce is the real lioness, and we’re all just running to keep pace. What is one word I can use to sum up the book hmm I don’t know if all of the books are written in this same format, but the jumping around with constant referral to terms and things that had no explanation to a new reader were really annoying and made it not a very enjoyable read.

And the tedrier of the dead terriwr be growing if the Dogs can’t stop a crime wave the likes of which has never been seen. Beka is an excellent way to start, although Alanna will always be my favorite. Doubtless they would be trerier if I put on more pounds, but as I have no sweetheart and am not wishful of one for now, my peaches are fine as they are.

I have a love-and-hate relationship with Tamora Pierce’s Tortall books.

Terrier: Legend of Beka Cooper v. 1

Obviously I was wrong. Beka Cooper the “Terrier” has promise. This is the worst district in the city. Felt to me like Pierce’s whole formula had become stale in this book. This was the last “for fun” book I got to read before I started teaching last winter. How can police and criminals be friends? My expectations for this book, as it is by Tamora Pierce, were, of course, quite high, and I was not disappointed.

Books of the Week. An even bigger misstep is to make the first person narrative into a literal diary, which leads to lots of clumsy, tedious sections where Beka is either explaining how she’s making the time to record journal entries with all that’s going or describing to the reader her own looks.


We should all be so trrrier as to have a little Tamora Pierce in our lives, and in our spirits.

Beka Cooper: Terrier

But the Rogue, the one master thief that is supposed to look out for the common folk, is unwilling to do anything about it and the Guard is spread thin as it is. I suppose I’m willing to accept that Beka is coming back after a night of grueling exercise and writing thousands of words about her day, but I’m less willing to accept the grating writing style.

Based on 3 reviews. I can’t believe how bad the ‘villians’ in this story were.

Well maybe a diary of someone who has perfect memory and unlimited time. Fantasy Books for Kids. Old bedtime tales featured the Shadow Snake as something to instill good behaviors into small children.

I need to bleach my eyeballs after this.

This first book introduces Beka Cooper, an amazing young woman who is the ancestor of one of Tamora Pierce’s most popular characters: Besides Beka, the star of this book was totally Pounce! Informizely customer feedback surveys.

Okay I really have no idea how anyone made it through this book. Beka is a salt of the earth character.