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Terrier by Tamora Pierce
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Jun 08, 2009

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bookshelves: fantasy, historical, teen, series, audio-version, mystery
Read in August, 2011

Tamora Pierce is such a name in the world of young adult fantasy, but I wasn't as blown away as I'd hoped by this first installment of the Beka Cooper trilogy. Pierce excels at creating a world where magic is just an every day aspect of life. The streets of the Cesspool come to life, as does the medievalish style of the city. However, I just wasn't compelled by the mystery. Perhaps it was my fault in choosing this as a book on CD, though I just wasn't that intrigued by the fire opals or the kidnappings.

What I do appreciate is Pierce's unique character of Beka. It's rare to find a well-portrayed shy girl in books, especially one who tentatively comes out of her shell bit by bit and finds her confidence. I liked that she's a little bit snarky and a whole lot tough. Introverted and courage don't have to be mutually exclusive, and Beka more than proves her worth through the book.

Should I read the others?

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