Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Genre:  Realistic Fiction

# of Pages:  390

RAC:  Yes

When a plane crashes into a remote island carrying the fifty contestants of the Teen Dream Pageant complete chaos ensues.  Several contestants do not survive the crash, but those that do seem to be confused as to their priorities.  Some feel like they are still being judged for the pageant and choose to use their time practicing their talent routines and question answering skills.  Others choose to spend that time looking for food or possible means off the island.  What they do not know is that there is a sinister presence on the island that does not feel too happy about the sudden appearance of these perky girls.

This story is funny, unique, and unexpected in many ways.  The girls each have unique voices and motivations for entering the pageant and each reveal a variety of flaws and strengths that they can either help or hinder their situation.  The relationships between the girls as well as the outside threat from the island presence make the novel a quick and fun read that many teenage girls will enjoy.

5 Responses to “Beauty Queens by Libba Bray”

  1. 1 Jenny September 10, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Talk about cover art! That alone caught my attention.

  2. 2 tinalinatime October 2, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I LOVED her Gemma Doyle trilogy, but this one just doesn’t seem as interesting to me. Did you feel the same way before reading it?

  3. 5 Rachael December 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I read this book last year and it definitely kept me reading! It was very funny and there were no boring moments. Also, lots of things are revealed that you had no idea were coming. Great book!

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