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Three Black Swans

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Amazing!

    I loved this book. This author is one of my favorites anyway, so I was expecting it to be good from the start.
    But this novel wasn't just good. It was intriguing. Captivating. Exciting.
    Creative, fast-paced writing and emotional truths make this a great story.
    I'm usually not a fan of mystery-like books, but the way the author tells the story ensures that you will be joined with and need this book in the same way as identical triplets would.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2011

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    Reviewed by Breanna F. for TeensReadToo

    Gold Star Award Winner! "Black Swans: events that are hugely important, rare, and unpredictable, and explainable only after the fact." One day, Missy Vianello hears someone on the radio talking about babies, and she starts to wonder about her family. Missy and her cousin, Claire Linnehan, have been best friends since they were little. They choose the same type of clothing most of the time, and they can even finish each other's sentences. It's so weird to Missy that she has so many questions she wants to ask her parents, but she's afraid to ask. Not that anything could be possible anyway, since Claire is eight weeks older and Missy was always so much smaller than Claire up until a year or so ago. When Missy's biology teacher suggests that the class comes up with a sort of hoax, it leads Missy to a brilliant idea. She and Claire will get in on the morning announcements (which are done on TV for the whole school to see) and "pretend" that Missy has just found her long-lost identical twin, Claire. Of course, Claire doesn't like the idea, but she ends up going along with it. Well, it's so believable to everyone it soon ends up on YouTube for the whole world to see. Genevieve Candler goes to a completely different school and knows nothing about the video until her friend mentions it. He is so anxious for her to see it that she immediately does. A girl pops up on the screen. "That's me," Genevieve thinks. Then another girl appears and Genevieve has the same thought yet again. These girls are identical to her - but how? This book was incredible. From the very first page, I was hooked. I couldn't fathom the thought that cousins could even think about being identical twins, and then a third identical girl was introduced! The story jumps around from Missy to Claire to Genevieve and even to the three sets of parents that are involved. What really kept me hooked was not knowing who was going to be talking next and what those person's thoughts were going to be. Caroline B. Cooney has such a way with words and comes up with such great stories. No wonder she has written so many books! I would highly suggest picking up a copy of THREE BLACK SWANS. Around halfway through the book I could start to figure out what was going to happen next, but that didn't make the story any less exciting at all, and to me that is what made the tale so amazing.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2011

    Amazing!

    Unexpected twists and turns everywhere! Not your typical Cooney mystery either. One or two kind of unbelievable bits, but definitely a book I will read again!! I reccomend for anyone who likes to be surprised.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2011

    this book is great

    who would ever expect that cousins were a set of tripplets and the other one they didnt know. i loved the it was kind of mysterious too. it was a amazing book and i loved every word of it

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    I love this book.

    I am reading this book for a speech... and i think this will be the first and only speech book i have finished... I love this book, and i think you should read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2011

    Awesome

    I love this book so much

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2010

    Great Book

    This book is great every one should read it. You think you know whats coming but it changes on you. So read it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2012

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    I love this book!
    I am not finish with it yet but I love the way the three girls connect imideatly and how they seem so ment to meet. Also I think that how the author ties the girks lives together is amazing. I definatly recomend this book to juast about ampny one starting at ages 10-12

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