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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Book Review: Three Black Swans by Caroline B. Cooney

Three Black Swans by Caroline B. Cooney
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Three Black Swans
by Caroline B. Cooney

Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0-385-73867-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-385-73867-5
Publication Date: August, 2010
List Price: $17.99

Review: Guessing who she was had been fun. Knowing might be a disaster Three girls are feeling this way and do not know what to do. Missy Vianello and Claire Linnehan decide to do a video for the school for a class "hoax" project. As it gets posted on YouTube, the sophomore girls are surprised, excited, and just a little bit worried. In Three Black Swans by Caroline B. Cooney, you'll be with Missy, Claire (and maybe even someone else!) following their every scary move.

No one understands how poor Missy feels. She is best friends with her cousin Claire. She senses something when she is with her cousin and Missy can not explain. Missy is determined to find out. She uses a school project, to create a hoax, to uncover the truth and to prove to everyone that she is right-something weird is going on-but how is Missy to explain? As she tells Claire, she laughs it off, claiming it impossible. Missy will find out-and so will everyone else.

I really love this realistic fiction book. Further into the book, you start understanding why it is titled Three Black Swans. I have also read a few other books by Caroline B. Cooney, and this one, by far, was the best. I like how the story keeps moving along. This story is told in a cool way, because there are four points of view. With these views, it is easy to tell how one is feeling. Many people will read this book and fall in love with it. Also, I think the below fact will help you as you read the book:

"Black Swans-events that are hugely important, rare and unpredictable, and explainable only after the fact." I really liked this book and I recommend that you read this too.

Review written by Sahaj (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of Three Black Swans for this review.

Have you read Three Black Swans? How would you rate it?

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