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Beauty Queens

Beauty Queens

"THIS is your trash summer read. It's a satirical look at objectification and commercialism, with barely concealed themes of female empowerment. It's fast-paced and funny as hell. If this book was a drink, it would be a strawberry lemon smoothie cocktail with a surprising number of vitamins and a touch of protein powder."

Stephanie L.

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"The feminist, satirical, anti-corporate take on Lord of Flies you didn’t know you needed. Featuring beauty pageant contestants! Pirates! And teenagers complaining about the heteropatriarchy!

Perfect for the Hermione-Granger-starting-S.P.E.W. types, and those with Lots of Opinions™."

Read D.

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Author Libba Bray
Publisher Scholastic Paperbacks
Publication Date 2012-06-01
Section Young Adult (12 Up) / All Staff Suggestions / Suggestions for Kids / Fiction Suggestions / Read D. / Archived Staff Suggestions / Stephanie L.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780439895989

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.

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