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Dovey Coe Review
posted by Anonymous on January 26, 2006Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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My book is Dovey Coe by Frances O¿Roark Dowell about a girl name
This book is told by a girl named Dovey Coe. Dovey and the Coe family have been living in Indian Creek North Carolina since the beginning of time. In this book Dovey’s sister Caroline meets this guy and his name is Parnell. Caroline and Parnell become really good friends and like to hang out with each other a lot. After a while in the book Caroline and Parnell get so close to each other that Parnell purposed to Caroline. Everyone was so happy for them.
One day Caroline went to go see Parnell one day, when she got there she saw Parnell lying on the floor dead. Caroline was so upset and wondered why anyone would do such a thing to him. His death was caused by someone cut his throat with a knife. Some people thought that Dovey did it because she was jealous of Caroline getting married. They took Dovey to court for what they thought that she had done. When they took Dovey to court they realized that a sweet girl like her couldn’t do such a thing. They figured that someone else had killed Parnell then. That’s the main things that happened in this book.
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Posted September 11, 2008
I was worried about the content for my 11 year old, but I have to say that once he started to read it he didn't want to stop. And he doesn't like reading.
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Posted May 9, 2007
Dovey coe, by Frances O'roark Dowell, is a suspense thriller. I couldn't go to bed without wondering what would happen next. You have got to read Dovey Coe. It is a great book, with a great life lesson.
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Posted December 6, 2004
A Wonderful Read
I really enjoyed Dovey Coe. I liked the way it was written and the style that the author used. I really felt as though I was listening to people from the mountain region of NC talk. I loved how she was able to re-create their language. I think this book is fantastic! I really got into it and wanted to know what was going to happen. The way the story is told and with the accents used, it just makes me feel like I am there, in the mountains in a small town. I liked learning about the characters and all they were going through. I think this story is wonderful. I would highly recommend it for fourth and fifth graders, whether as a read aloud or one they could do on their own. There are many things that could be taught from this book. I liked the fact that this story was told from Dovey's point of view. She was just trying to explain what had happened and that she did not kill anyone. This book kept me wanthing to read on. At the end of each chapter I wanted to know what was going to happen, so I would continue to read. I did not want to stop and put the book down. I read most of this book in one sitting. I would use this book to talk about the Appalachian region of NC. This is something children will study in fourth grade, when they do North Carolina geography. Students in the western region of the state will be familiar with the names of these places and the area. Let students hold a mock-trial in the classroom of the court case to practice what they know about the judicial system. Dovey Coe is a unique story. Dovey is trying to explain why she everyone thought she killed someone. She spends most of her time with her brother Amos, who is deaf. Dovey tries to take care of him and protect him, even though he is slightly older than her. Dovey's older sister Caroline is beautiful and everyone thinks so. Caroline however, does not like to be thought of as just a pretty face. She is smart too. She has plans to go to the Teachers' College in Boone and get a degree. Well Parnell Caraway tries to change all that and make Caroline his bride. Dovey does not like this idea from the beginning. When she buts in, Parnell gets mad and lets her know that it is not her business. Towards the end of the book, Dovey is trying to protect one of Amos's dogs and ends up being accused with the murder of Parnell Caraway. She has to go to court and overcome many obstacles. This book is truly great and a wonderful depiction of mountain life.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 2, 2004
Posted August 17, 2003
''I reckon it don`t matter if you like me or not.''
From the first sentence you could tell that Dovey Coe was something eles. She reminded me a bit of myself except I`ve never been convicted of murder. Amos was really great to her ;he really came through in the end. It was a very well written book.It really was Carolines fault though.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 15, 2003
Posted August 1, 2001