June 1, 2012
June 1, 2012
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.
Bestelling author Libba Bray mocks the culture of reality television, addresses notions of girlhood and beauty, and delves into the heady brew of gender, race, and identity, while at the same time managing to create a darkly humorous and suspenseful young adult novel. When a planeload of beauty queens crashes on a deserted tropical island, they must find a way to survive. But does survival include getting ready for an upcoming competition and finding a way to stay perfectly groomed? And is the island really uninhabited? Comparisons to THE LORD OF THE FLIES, television's LOST, and the classic GILLIGAN'S ISLAND are apt, but with a serious dose of feminism and sass. Libba Bray is the author of GOING BOVINE, which won the 2010 Printz Award.
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Action + Adventure / General, Girls + Women, Social Issues / Adolescence, General
- Age: Teen
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Libba Bray
- Online Item #: 14184782
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-80-6733
- ISBN: 9780439895989
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported