What do you get when you cross America's Next Top Model with Lost? A brilliantly funny novel by the queen of teen satire, Libba Bray.
Teen beauty queens. A lost island. Mysteries and dangers. No access to email. And the spirit of fierce, feral competition that lives deep in the heart of every girl, a savage brutality that can only be revealed by a journey into the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Oh, the horror, the horror! Only funnier. With evening gowns. And a body count.
Join Libba Bray in this wicked satire of beauty pageants, reality TV and teen pop culture.
About the Author
LIBBA BRAY is the author of the New York Times bestselling Gemma Doyle Trilogy, which comprises the novels A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, and The Sweet Far Thing. The Diviners, book 1 in Libba's blockbuster 1920s New York series, is about a teen pyschic on the hunt for a serial killer, and has been picked up by the producers of Gossip Girl.
In 2010 Libba was awarded the Michael L Printz award for her satirical road-trip novel Going Bovine, which was also shortlisted for the Australian Centre for Youth Literature's Inky Award. Libba has written short stories about everything from Cheap Trick concerts to The Rocky Horror Picture Show devotees to meeting Satan worshippers on summer vacation.
Libba lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, son, and two cats, and is part of an all-YA author band called Tiger Beat (for realz).
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Comments about Beauty Queens:
Really good book. The girls are so snarky.
Some girls decide to keep up with their beautify regimes. Other girls don't and turn the beauty products into weapons.
The girls are super self reliant and set up amazing systems to survive.
Endings a bit weird tho, but that's cos it's satire.
Definitely worth the read. Easy to read in one sitting
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 28th November 2013
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1