Beauty Queens (Prebound)

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"In this hilarious novel about identity and survival, Bray examines some of the cultural pressures faced by teen girls in America while satirizing pop culture, politics, and conventional ideas of beauty. This is one of the most original YA titles I've read in a while, and I must confess that while reading it I often laughed so hard I snorted."

— Helen

"With her latest novel, Beauty Queens, staff favorite (and New York Times bestseller) Libba Bray
has wowed us with a satire of our hyper-commercialized image-conscious
modern culture that's wickedly smart, truly funny, and shockingly
relatable. But
the heart of the story truly lies with the beauty queens themselves, whose
isolation on the island (where pageant practice has no meaning) spurs
great surges of self-discovery and self-reliance. Wildly inventive and
surprisingly genuine, this novel deftly tackles some pretty big issues
of identity and culture with a vengeance."

— Meghan G.

Summer 2011 Kids' Next List


“Bray's newest novel deserves far more than a simple 'Gilligan's Island meets Lord of the Flies' comparison. Yes it's funny, and yes, it's scary. And of course, you won't be able to put it down until you've read the last page. But this social-comedy adventure is also a masterfully written, inspiring story about being true to yourself, no matter what.”
— Ellen Klein, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA

Product Details
ISBN: 9780606267410
ISBN-10: 0606267417
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 2012
Pages: 396
Language: English