Friday, September 17, 2010

2010 book 228

Caroline B. Cooney's Three Black Swans
After Skippy Dies, I wanted to read something completely fluffy, so chose the latest book by Cooney, whose name you will probably recognize if you too grew up in the late 80s/early 90s and read classic teen books like A Face on the Milk Carton. Anyway, this is the story of cousins Missy and Claire and what happens when Missy decides to pull a hoax in which the cousins play identical twins and the video ends up on Youtube, where another girl who looks like them sees it. The story unfolds at a quick pace (though really, really strains credulity) and the girls are all likable, but things felt a bit stuffed in at the end. I wonder if there's a sequel planned. B+.

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