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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Three Black Swans

My middle school library has many thrilling books by Caroline B. Cooney. Three Black Swans is another great addition. Missy Vianello, inspired by her biology teacher’s assignment to create a hoax, asks her cousin, Claire, to dress like her and pretend to be her identical twin. The cousins have always had a strong connection – they look alike, like the same things, and know what the other is thinking. The girls pose as identical twins who have just found each other while Missy’s friend, Rick, video tapes the shocking reunion. Rick posts the video to YouTube and it spreads quickly. Missy admits that the reunion was her hoax, but some people are not buying it. There is too much of a resemblance. In New York, Genevieve is shown the video. How can it be? How can these identical twins look just like her? Read Three Black Swans to find out. Other great books by Caroline B. Cooney include Both Sides of Time, Burning Up, Code Orange, Diamonds in the Shadow, Driver's Ed, and The Face on the Milk Carton.


  1. I love your post and video, Ms.Schexnaider! It's so cool! I want to get it at our school library if we have it!

  2. Thanks about the post, but the video I embedded from YouTube. I agree - they did a great job with the book trailer. You may have to put it on hold - we do have 2 copies, but I believe they are checked out right now.