Three Black Swans by Caroline B. Cooney

Genre:  Realistic Fiction

# of Pages:  276

RAC Book:  Yes

Missy and Claire are cousins who are extremely close.  They have sleepovers every weekend and talk to each other constantly.  They also have a strong “family resemblance” that their parents are always trying to explain away.  Missy is two months younger and until recently was always smaller than Claire so she never let herself believe they might be more than cousins, but one day she realizes that the resemblance is too much to be ignored.  She convinces Claire to come on the morning announcements show at Missy’s school to pretend to be long lost identical twins. She tells Claire it will be an elaborate hoax, but she really believes it will force everyone to face the situation.  The problem is that when the video goes viral on the Internet another girl comes forward who looks just like them too.  Who is she and how did they get separated?

Fans of Caroline B. Cooney will enjoy this story as the lives of three young girls find themselves intertwined.  Many questions arise such as who are their real parents? Why have they been lied to this whole time?  Are they really sisters?  The three girls are entertaining and easy to identify with, but the three sets of parents are characterized well too and their motivations for questionable actions ring true.  The ending was satisfying and will leave readers wanting to read more titles by Cooney.

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12 Responses to “Three Black Swans by Caroline B. Cooney”


  1. 1 Adriana November 20, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Oooh.. Sounds interesting.

  2. 4 Araya December 7, 2010 at 12:35 am

    It was a really good book. I loved it!

  3. 5 Anonymous January 11, 2011 at 2:30 am

    absoutley loved it

  4. 6 sarah February 3, 2011 at 12:39 am

    it was pretty amazing

  5. 7 julie May 26, 2011 at 1:43 am

    i read this book it was AMAZING i absolutely loved it!

  6. 8 Anonymous June 8, 2011 at 2:08 am

    what was the moral or lesson?

  7. 9 Anonymous September 28, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    i really like this book u did an amazing job

  8. 10 Anonymous October 9, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    It was amazing my librarian suggested it to me and i loved it

  9. 11 Anonymous January 21, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    it was a good book and i would read it again

  10. 12 Shaheera khan May 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I just read this book it was a little confused but this helped organize it a little my teacher said if u dont get the book after reading it look it up online so I did.


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