Beauty queens / Libba Bray.

By: Bray, LibbaContributor(s): Parisi, Elizabeth B [bkd] | Scholastic Press [pbl]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2011Edition: 1st edDescription: 396 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780439895972; 0439895979; 1451768885; 9781451768886; 9780439895989; 0439895987Subject(s): Beauty contests -- Juvenile fiction | Survival -- Juvenile fiction | Castaways -- Juvenile fiction | Contests -- Juvenile fiction | Pirates -- Juvenile fiction | Islands -- Juvenile fiction | Humorous stories | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Attempted murder -- Juvenile fiction | Wit and humor, Juvenile | Beauty contests -- Fiction | Survival -- Fiction | Castaways -- Fiction | Contests -- Fiction | Pirates -- Fiction | Humorous stories | Attempted murder | Beauty contests | Castaways | Contests | Friendship | Humorous stories | Islands | Pirates | Survival | Wit and humor, Juvenile | Beauty contests -- Fiction | Survival skills -- Fiction | Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc. -- Fiction | Contests -- Fiction | Pirates -- FictionGenre/Form: Humorous stories. | Humorous fiction -- Young adult. | Humorous fiction. | Young adult works | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Humorous fiction. | Dust jackets (Bindings) -- 2011. | Humorous fiction. | Young adult fiction.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.B7386 | Be 2011Summary: When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.
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"Book design by Elizabeth B. Parisi"--Title page verso.

When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.

Young Adult.

690 Lexile.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Libba Bray takes vicious aim at American corporate culture, politics, our perceptions of physical attractiveness, and much more in this scathingly humorous tale (Scholastic, 2011) of a beauty pageant gone wrong. Fifty "Miss Teen Dream" beauty pageant contestants and all of their "people" are headed for a fun in the sun promotional photo shoot. Those plans literally go up in smoke when their plane crash-lands on a desert island and only a handful of the girls survive. This is by far Bray's best written work. She pulls no punches as she takes on everything from tea party politics to reality TV. She trumps her incredible storytelling skills with her narration. Each contestant has a distinctive personality, and Bray she masters a variety of accents from a Texan twang to a California Valley girl. Her male voices, including a crazy dictator, are flawlessly convincing. Bray even improvises by having a breathy Marilyn Monroe-like teen queen introduce each disc number with one of her hilarious observations. "The Corporation," the sponsor of the pageant, provides commercial breaks throughout the story that is far more effective in audio format. The best of the best!-Shari Fesko, Southfield Public Library, MI (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Libba Bray was born in Alabama on March 11, 1964. She grew up in Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988. She moved to New York City and worked in the publicity department of Penguin Putnam, followed by three years at Spier, an advertising agency specializing in book advertising. Before writing young adult novels, she wrote three books for 17th Street Press using a pseudonym. She is the author of the Gemma Doyle Trilogy, Going Bovine and The Diviners.

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