But then a hawk nearly kills Burr, the pigeon she loves most, and leaves him ...more
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COO is about a young girl raised by a flock of pigeons. Coo (the main character) has never left the roof where she lives with her pigeons until one of her flock is injured and she must find her way into the human world to save her friend. Noel's realistic depiction of Coo's journey to trusting other humans and finding her voice is a joy to read. The concept of a girl raised by pigeons on a roof in New York City feels utterly real in Noel's ...more
Coo is a delightful uplifting read. (Yes, you do need to suspend your belief a bit, but it is worth it.) As a middle grade novel, it hits all right notes. I loved Coo and her amazing world. This book made me smile a lot.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Coo was abandoned by her mother as a newborn, and a flock of pigeons concerned for her safety flew her off to their abandoned dovecote on the roof of a building and cared for her. They fed her doughnuts and found plastic bags and newspapers to keep her clothed and warm. She can talk to the pigeons, and is especially fond of Burr. When Burr is injured, she goes down from the roof to seek out Tully, a retired postal worker who frequents the area, feeding the pigeons ...more
It's taken me several weeks to process this book and write a review as I generally struggle with anthropomorphic characters, but it has stuck with me all that time, and it's one that often comes to mind when I think about the 2020 debut releases I've read.
Coo is a story with a unique premise about a girl who is raised by pigeons on the roof of a building until she is discovered by a woman named Tully when she seeks help for her ...more
Ten year old Coo is living on a rooftop in a dovecote with her family, a pigeon flock who carried her there when she was abandoned in an empty lot as a baby. Things have not been easy. Food is difficult to come by, and winters are very harsh. But it’s the only life Coo’s ever known, until her favorite pigeon named Burr becomes injured by a hawk. The flock convinces Coo to take her first trip to the ...more
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Coo's mother left her at the doorstep during a storm. A flock of pigeons decided to save her and together flew her on top of a rooftop. There she lived for almost a decade living off scraps of food the pigeons would bring her. She used plastic bags as a romper and shoes. She spoke pigeon, so she could communicate with them. First of all, this book was so unrealistic. I couldn't get past it. A child would never survive in such conditions. The reason she climbed down ...more
What I loved:
-the unique storyline of Coo, a girl raised by pigeons
-Tully, such a beautiful character full of love
-character development with Coo
-description of the city
-such tension in the last 3/4 of the book
Overall, it was a wonderful read. I look forward to reading more by Noel!