Twenty Pageants Later

Twenty Pageants Later

by Caroline B. Cooney

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Twenty Pageants Later by Caroline B. Cooney

Scottie-Anne's older sister is a "professional" participant in beauty contests, and after watching so many of them, Scottie-Anne's conclusion is that brains don't count much. She wants nothing to do with what she considers the shallow, egotistical world of pageants — until her school holds one. Scottie-Anne is shocked to realize that she wants to win! After all, no one wants to be a runner-up.

The pageant isn't the only exciting event in Scottie-Anne's life. She's been chosen to participate in a Russian studies program on the weekends at Yale University. As preparations for the pageant continue, Scottie-Anne wonders why brains don't get the recognition that beauty gets. Can't you be a winner without being in the spotlight?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440219620
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 12/28/1994
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.54(d)
Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 16 Years

About the Author

An incredibly prolific author of young adult novels, Caroline B. Cooney is perhaps best known for The Face on the Milk Carton quartet, which tells the story of Janie Johnson, and what happens when she discovers she was kidnapped as a child. She is also the author of the Losing Christina series, the Time Traveler Quartet, as well as dozens of other stand-alone books for young adults.

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Twenty Pageants Later 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was a real quick reader that made you want to kepp on reading! i actually am not the biggest fan of reading books at all but i actually enjoyed this book. Infact i finished it in one day, it normally would take me like 3 or 4! i would definitly recomend this book to anyone
Guest More than 1 year ago
caroline b. cooney did an outstanding job on twenty pagents later as well as on all of her other books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book for a school project. I am so glad I picked this book! I enjoyed reading about pageants. Now I want to enter a pageant! I have since read many other books by Caroline B Cooney and have loved each one of them. It's a wonder how she has such a variety of subjects in each of her books. I have already suggested this book to my friends to read for their projects, too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book just as I loved other books by Caroline B. Cooney. She really capurated the feelings of Scottie Anne wanting to make her parents happy. Even though she wasan't as preety as her sister, she went in to the pagent anway.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Summary: Scottie-Anne McKane is tired of being overshadowed by her competitive beauty pageant winner Dane, and begins to take charge of her life and discover who she really is when she joins her own beauty pageant and a Yale Russian studies program. ----- Caroline B. Cooney is such an unlikely author to have written this book; she usually does suspense or dramas such as Twins or The Face on the Milk Carton. This book is different. It's about self-discovery. She strikes it big on this one because Scottie-Anne is bound to remind every person of themselves. The characters in the book... Dane, Lilie, and even Scottie-Anne's parents are crucial characters that are bound to remind the reader of people they knew. It's amazing, the way Caroline B. Cooney steps into your shoes if you were in a situation like Scottie-Anne, whether it be a beauty pageant or an academic challenge, she knows how you feel. This is a 4and 3/4 book-- that's my idea of a 5. I never give 5s because 5s have to be utterly perfect... but this comes pretty close.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ok, maybe not everyone has the guts or chance to enter a beauty pageant, but a lot of us tune into Miss Teen USA every year and are totally hooked! this book tells what beauty pageants are really about. i really got into it. it was cool to see what the contestants really thought about up there and how the parents get involved and stuff. it was great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book will keep u busy until u r done!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Caroline B. Cooney has amazed me in the past with the Face on the Milk Carton series and Among Friends, along with many others, but I don't think anything she has written to date can compete with Twenty Pagents Later. When I got it, I only did so because it was the only book left by my favorite author in the bookstore that I didn't have. I started reading it, thinking I could never get involved in a pagent story, but it was definatly worth the wait to discover a story as well-written as this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was one of the greatest books yet! I loved how Scottie-Ann hates pagents at first but then it turns out that she wants to be a beauty queen too! I really recommend this book to other people even if they dont like to read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was good for people who have no confidence or too much confidence in their outlooking. U are gonna fall in love with it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a girl named Scottie-Anne who hates beauty pageants. I think this book really shows why people dislike beauty pageants, and the realization of self discovery. This book tells the tale of what you want or changing your mind isn't a bad thing, and even if you don't get the prize, having taken part, and being proud of yourself, and the people you love being proud of you, can mean more than anything.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the greatest books ever! Ms.Cooney-I say Congrats to the fact that you are very talented and extremely gifted with words!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm glad to finally see a book that shows how difficult beauty pagents are. Keep on the great work Ms. Cooney!