Scholastic, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 400 pages
From bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray comes the hilarious (and sometimes twisted) story of a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes on a desert island.
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 sure you never see beauty the same way again.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - clrichm - LibraryThing
I don’t know what I was expecting? Whatever it was, it wasn’t the delightful dark romp that was this tale, and I’m so glad I chose it! Libba Bray narrated it herself, and she did so brilliantly. I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - et.carole - LibraryThing
This book was highly entertaining, with engaging, enjoyable characters. Though the end was satisfying, its in-your-face empowerment was annoying. Read full review