Twenty Pageants Later

Caroline B. Cooney, Author Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers $15 (0p) ISBN 978-0-553-07254-9
Nearly all the eighth grade girls are thrilled by the prospect of competing in their school's first beauty pageant. Scottie-Anne, however, whose older sister is a veteran of more than 60 contests, views the proceedings with a somewhat jaded eye. But even she gets caught up in the frenzy when she is tricked into entering the pageant. These giddy goings-on are counterbalanced by Scottie-Anne's experience in a selective Russian studies program. Thanks to Cooney's ( The Face on the Milk Carton ; Family Reunion ) distinctive light touch, her story avoids silliness and trite resolutions, as it treats readers to a detailed look at the beauty pageant business. Brisk writing, plenty of backstage nitty-gritty and the nearly irresistible glamour of the pageants themselves will keep readers turning the pages. Ages 12-up. (May)thius review sounds very familiar; did it run already? not that I know of, but thanks for checking/dr
Reviewed on: 04/01/1991
Release date: 04/01/1991
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.