Daughters of Eve

Daughters of Eve

by Lois Duncan
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Daughters of Eve by Lois Duncan

The girls at Modesta High School feel like they're stuck in some anti-feminist time warp-they're faced with sexism at every turn, and they've had enough. Sponsored by their new art teacher, Ms. Stark, they band together to form the Daughters of Eve. It's more than a school club-it's a secret society, a sisterhood. At first, it seems like they are actually changing the way guys at school treat them. But Ms. Stark urges them to take more vindictive action, and it starts to feel more like revenge-brutal revenge. Blinded by their oath of loyalty, the Daughters of Eve become instruments of vengeance. Can one of them break the spell before real tragedy strikes?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316098977
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 10/03/2011
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 510,284
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lois Duncan is an acclaimed suspense author for young adults. She has published nearly 50 books for children, including I Know What You Did Last Summer, which was adapted into a highly-successful horror film, and Who Killed My Daughter?, a non-fiction book about the harrowing experience of her daughter's murder.

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"The meeting will come to order."  Fran Schneider raised the small wooden gavel and brought it down upon the tabletop with a sharp click.  She nodded toward the partially open door.  "Will somebody pull that closed, please?  Thank you, Tammy.  Now, let us all join hands and repeat the club pledge."

Hands reached out on all sides around the art room table and closed upon other hands, and a chorus of solemn voices rose softly to recite the words:

"I pledge myself to the spirit of sisterhood--and to warmth of friendship.  I promise to do my best--as a member of the Daughters of Eve-- to follow the code of loyalty, love and service--laid out for womankind since time's beginning--and to divulge to no one words spoken in confidence--within this sacred circle."

There was a moment of silence.  Then the hands released each other, and there was a shuffle of bodies shifting position to sit back more comfortably in the hard, straight-backed chairs.

Something is wrong.

Wrong, how?

I don't know.  I can't put my finger on it.

Then it can't be anything very important, can it?

It was a habit of Tammy Carncross's to have discussions with herself within her head.  Sometimes she felt there must really be two parts of her, two distinct personalities, one the thinking part, one going strictly on emotions.  As she sat now, silent, watching the initiation take place, the two voices within her head picked back and forth at each other like bickering children, and Tammy longed to tell them, "Hush.  Be quiet.  I'm trying to enjoy the ceremony."

The shades at the art-room windows had been drawn, and three white candles had been lighted.  Before them, Fran had placed an open Bible from which she read aloud:  

"And Ruth said, 'Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee:  for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God."

It was a moving ceremony.  The three new members stood with bent heads, and the light from the candles flickered softly upon their faces and threw leaping shadows on the far wall.

"Such is the spirit of sisterhood--"

Something is wrong.

You have no reason for thinking that.

I have this feeling--

What could it be--?

And then she saw it, thick and dark, dripping from one of the candles like melted wax.  The word flashed through her mind like a high-pitched scream--BLOOD!

Could nobody else see it?  Evidently not.  Or perhaps they simply did not want to see.


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Daughters of Eve 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
ReadersFavorite-Reviews More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite Lois Duncan is a brilliant author. In "Daughters of Eve" (audiobook format), she takes us into a school where the females tend to be passive. They were good little girls keeping their family's secrets. Daughters of Eve was a national club for girls. Their leader/teacher, Irene, was a feminist and strongly encouraged the members to stand up for themselves, to fight back against the injustices of the world. Irene saw herself as the girls' savior, when in reality she was brainwashing them. In fact the plight of some of the girls was heart-rending: a father who saw no reason why he could not beat her mother, a family that encouraged their sons to do nothing while expecting their mother to pick up after them, etc. However, Irene went too far. She could not remain objective. The club members faced the same problems too many of our children are forced to face. I'm still not sure how I feel about this book. I listened carefully to the voice of Becky Gibel, the reader of this book. Her voice added much to the plot. I have a few criticisms. There were too many characters; I had problem keeping up with who was who. I would have liked to see the paranormal side of this book getting more emphasis. Duncan's style is delightful. She gave Irene strong anger and passion for what she believed in. This book will make you think. I was left pondering the ease at which the girls were manipulated. The intended audience of this tale is middle school aged students.
Aryana More than 1 year ago
Daughters of Eve is a book that I would recommend to a select few. It is a perfect book for girls in middle school. Some boys may like this, but I don't think it was intended for them. The book's main theme is the equality of men and women and how it hasn't been completely established in society. It is also showing you how simple it is for things to get out of hand. I hope this review helps you decide whether or not to order this book. Lois Duncan is known for her realistic horror stories. This book is no exception. The story begins with a seemingly normal girl who isn't too thrilled with her life. It follows her experience with the club she joins, Daughters of Eve. The book tracks each of the girls' lives who are part of this club. With the help of their sponsor, the girls realize how unfair their duties as girls are. This realization makes them feel the need to take action. They perform a series of violent acts anonymously to "teach" the town what it needs to learn. The style Lois Duncan used with this book didn't offer me what I wanted. Most books with this type of eerie feel are told so the reader has to make conclusions for themselves. Personally, I prefer books that make me think. Duncan states each of the facts directly without room for any expansion of thought. For instance, the first page begins with, "The calendar placed the first day of fall on twenty-third of September, and on the afternoon of Friday, the twenty-second, Ruth Grange walked slowly down Locust Street." Of course, if you enjoy an easy read that doesn't require brain power, this novel would be good for you. Other than that, I found the book pretty interesting. It took a few chapters to get into, but Duncan kept you on your toes. Overall, I liked the book. The plot was clever and interesting. The characters were each fully developed. All of the elements of a good book were there. The extent of these elements was limited but still noticeable. I hope this helped you decide whether or not to read this book.
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i have never heard of the lois duncan book but i felt bored so i picked up this book. im currently reading this and up to chapter 10. i reccomend this book to young girls who are all about "women are equal to men" if a boy reads this he wont understand. and if you are a girl who hates all that "girl power!"dont waste your time. at first i thought the book was boring but only at parts. there are some bad language so watch out. i think this is good for like book clubs because there would be a lot to talk about.
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Mack-Boggs More than 1 year ago
I think that you would like it, because the book leaves you hanging so many time. I kept reading it and reading it. I ABSOLUTLY loved it. Lois Duncan is a very good author, and her books are very good. I have read almost all of her books.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
anyone who reads this is going to cry and think of womans rights .It's the best book ever
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was slow, and took a long time to develop. It goes into each character's life, which is interesting, but it lacks the thrilling action that the majority of Duncan's books possess. This one did not seem like an Are You Afraid of the Dark episode in the least, as her others do. It is very disappointing and to be blunt, bored me out of my mind.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was psychologically perspicacious for me. I sort of had to make sure that I wouldn't be provoked to feel illogical hatred towards males. I didn't remember all the characters but the plot was very good. I liked the speeches of the characters too, especially when Fran talked to Paula about the danger of the club. I was expecting some poetic justice, like from Niles. The end was like that of Goosebumps books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this would be interesting specially since i've read most of this authors other books. Though this book wasnt as good as her other ones. I didnt get it at first and it took me a while to get into it. But then decided to read it anyway. Theres a lot of charaters, the begining is pretty slow but it gets better later on. So its an ok book to read. If your begining to read her books dont read this one right a way read her other books first.
Guest More than 1 year ago
LOVE IT. its truley amazing. you have to be really into reading to read this one. its really kinda hard to keep up with every story, because the book switches to diferent stories of the people in the book. sorry if im totally not making any sense. hahahha. but really read this. IF YOURE A GIRL DEF. READ THIS. this book is a lot about womans rights its AMAZING. READ READ READ READ READ THIS! :]
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book confused me more than any other I have ever read. It was completly hard to keep up with each character and it definatley left everything hanging, in the end. This book is complete disappointment to lois duncan fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading Lois Duncan's books and this one was really great. The ending wasn't what I expected it to be but it was great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've just recently started enjoying Lois Duncan's books and was really disappointed with this book. The front and back covers led me to believe it would be much more scarier or darker so it kinda sucked. That's just my opinion though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was okay but i hated how it ended. there should be a second one because the end wasn't complete and they didnt give a lot of info. but i still love all of lois duncans books so far out of the three i read
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was not one of my favorite books by lois duncan. It was to slow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really good, I didn't like it at first, because it was a little slow, but I kept reading and now it's one of my favorite books by Lois Duncan. I only wish that they explained a little bit more of what happened at the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of my favorite books by lois duncan. it's very well written and the characters are developed very well. it's a real page turner, and the end will keep you guessing. it's a book that will stay with you for a long time after you finish it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Daughter's of Eve, was spine tingling story that i couldn't put down. Its a wonderful scare.
Guest More than 1 year ago
LOved the book it was very good book...... with a dash of well deserved revenge!I would recomend it greatly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a very good book, even though I am a guy, I thought this still was a great book to read. I really liked the way the story went, and it really was real life situations. I couldnt believe that those girls could be so bad, the ending was a little weird but fit the story. I was a little angry that Miss Stark was still a principal and sponsor for the daughters of eve, cause I really hated that woman in this story. Overall thought it was a good book.