Lois Duncan (Steinmetz Arquette)

Start Free Trial

Kirkus Reviews

Download PDF PDF Page Citation Cite Share Link Share

Last Updated on June 7, 2022, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 152

In last year's Killing Mr. Griffin, a disturbed and evil high school student led four classmates in kidnapping and inadvertently killing a strict teacher. [In Daughters of Eve] the mad instigator is a new teacher and adviser to the selective, nationally affiliated service club Daughters of Eve; and the instruments of her revenge against males are the club's ten members, whose small Michigan town seems to have been by-passed by the winds of women's liberation…. Despite slickness and stereotypes, Killing Mr. Griffin—and another of Duncan's group-guilt numbers, I Know What You Did Last Summer …—had a good share of seductive suspense; this is just manipulated melodrama. Duncan takes care to maintain an ideological balance with her offending males and her twisted feminist, but both sides are too heavily drawn to hold up.

A review of "Daughters of Eve," in Kirkus Reviews (copyright © 1979 The Kirkus Service, Inc.), Vol. XLVII, No. 19, October 1, 1979, p. 1149.

See eNotes Ad-Free

Start your 48-hour free trial to get access to more than 30,000 additional guides and more than 350,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts.

Get 48 Hours Free Access
Previous

Cyrisse Jaffee

Next

Zena Sutherland