Beka Cooper: Terrier Book Summary and Study Guide

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Beka Cooper is a new member of the law enforcement group known as the "Provost's Dogs" or Guards. These new members are called "Puppies" for their first year. As such, they are paired with veteran Dogs for training. During her training, Beka finds out her friend, Tansy, has had her child kidnapped by a supposed fairy tale--the Shadow Snake, and killed. Beka, who has the ability to hear the dead, who ride the backs of pigeons, and has a purple-eyed cat, who talks to her, not only hears Tansy's son, Rolond, but also a group of dead men and women, who were killed while digging in a cellar.   
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She tells her training Dogs, who believe the diggers are a more important case. She investigates the Shadow Snake herself, giving the information to her Dogs.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Animal Story    -   Yes Kind of animal    -   dog

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   can talk to animals


Earth setting:    -   general past Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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