Monday, January 16, 2012

Beauty Queens

Libba Bray
Published May 24th 2011 by Scholastic Press
396 Pages

Rating: 5 stars

Goodreads Description:

The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and compete in front of the cameras. But sadly, their airplane had another idea, crashing on a desert island and leaving the survivors stranded with little food, little water, and practically no eyeliner.

What's a beauty queen to do? Continue to practice for the talent portion of the program - or wrestle snakes to the ground? Get a perfect tan - or learn to run wild? And what should happen when the sexy pirates show up?

Welcome to the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Your tour guide? None other than Libba Bray, the hilarious, sensational, Printz Award-winning author of A Great and Terrible Beauty and Going Bovine. The result is a novel that will make you laugh, make you think, and make you never see beauty the same way again.

This book was hilarious, and at the end of most of the pages it has end notes and *commerical* breaks (loved them). Beauty Queens has a mixture of reality TV, politics, and advertising.
I loved this book. Beauty queens crashing on an island just waiting to be rescued. The first couple of days when they crash they think someone is going to be out looking for them- wrong! They are still practicing for the pageant instead of thinking of survival. You get to know each of the characters in each chapters and their story on Miss Teen Dream. What I like about this book is that Bray keeps the characters "real".
If you are look for a young adult book that has plenty of humor, I highly recommend Beauty Queens!

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