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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Great Girl Role Models. Nov 07, Brittany rated it really liked it.

Unlike the previous books, there were no surprise moments or twists that made your jaw drop. Naughty I am attempting to read all the tortall books in Chronological order.

I gave it to the halfway point which terrier a month for me to get to that point it was so bad – normally I will get through a book in a day or two if it is good and then I couldn’t take it anymore.

What they don’t know is that Beka has something unique to offer.

Coper Lower City is a tough beat. Pierce departed from her usual style and used first person narration coper. Retrieved from ” https: Just when I thought there wasn’t much more to be done in Tortall, I heard about this book’s release. Jan 07, Cara rated it it was amazing Shelves: Review and more at https: But it would be a mistake to pigeonhole her as a feminist author — she’s simply too good.

This was the last “for fun” book I got to read before I started teaching last winter. However, there is little proof for either mystery and Beka, as a puppy, cannot go after them as she would like.


A lot or a little? Mattes, one of the guardsmen whose job it is to train Beka in their ways, reminds me of one of Alanna’s friends, Raoul.

Terrier: Beka Cooper, Book 1

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The “mystery” in the book was also not that engaging. Add your rating See all 3 parent reviews. Naughty Naughty Michelle, here I go to update my review of a previously read book only to find that I never reviewed it!

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I remember crying so hard in the last Alanna book when he returned to the Goddess. I found the Alanna quartet poorly written, enjoyed The Immortals, absolutely adored Protector of terrrier Small so much so that Kel is now one of my favorite fictional characters everliked the Trickster’s duo but also found it extremely problematic in certain respects. View all 9 comments. Get killed on your own time.

Now she’s 16 and training to be one of the police guards called Dogs of the city. What era of real human history does it most resemble?

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of the relationships between the two groups in this society? Terrier is a young adult fantasy novel by Tamora Piercethe first book in the Provost’s Dog trilogy and the fifteenth book set in the Tortall Universe.

Felt to me like Pierce’s whole formula had become stale tterrier this book. I really look forward to reading the second book of this series and see what happens to Beka next. I originally read this book several years back along with it’s sequel, and am now rereading both of them as the third book in the series has been released. Beka has grown up in the slums of the Lower City in Corus, the capital of Tortall.


I am impressed with Pierce’s foresight and love enough of her characters that she instead went back in time to give a base to the well-known and beloved characters of her series. If you are a fan of Fantasy and have never read any Tamora Piercethis series is a great place to start.

The First AdventureTortall had a heroine named Beka Cooper—a fierce young woman who fights crime in a world of magic. It’s because of this why Beka is called a Terrier. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. A Hero’s Compulsion” co-written with Tim, and a short story anthology co-editing credit.

All these years later, I still draw strength from her words. Beka is tired from her work as a Puppy; she’s not going to write twenty, thirty pages in her journal at night! When she was 8, she helped the Lord Provost capture a gang of thieves, and he took her and her family under his wing. In Terrier, however, everything feels derivative of what came before – Beka’s personality is basically the same as Kel’s, except with much less humor and more shyness, her animal sidekick is literally the same as Alanna’s, etc.