Title: Beauty Queens
Publisher: Scholastic Press, New York
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition
First printing, full number line. Boldly signed in black marker by the author on the front endpaper: "Libba Bray." Book is tight, square, and unmarked; one page corner-creased; corners sharp, tail of spine bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $18.99); a half-inch closed tear to top of front panel; "Autographed Copy" sticker on front panel. Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 004301
Synopsis: From bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, a desert island classic.
Survival. Of the fittest.
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.
Review: From bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray comes the story of a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes on a desert island.
Teen beauty queens. A Lost-like island. Mysteries and dangers. No access to emall. And the spirit of fierce, feral competition that lives underground in girls, 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.A Q&A between Author Libba Bray and? Libba Bray
Anyway, I kept coming back to Lord of the Flies. Golding paints a pretty grim picture of humanity. Without the trappings of civilization, the boys devolve into savagery. But for the girls in Beauty Queens, it?s almost the opposite: Without the expectations & pressures of civilization, they have the freedom to be themselves?or at least to start figuring out who they might be. Mint?Q: Thank you.
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