Review & Giveaway: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

By | June 2nd, 2011|Categories: Adventures & Thrillers, Children's Books, Giveaways, Social Issues, Young Adult|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |123 Comments

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Talbott

The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream Pageant are supposed to be on a beach, preparing for their big day. Instead, their plane crash landed them onto a seemingly deserted island. Most of their possessions were lost and they have no way to keep up their beauty. At first, they decide to keep practicing their pageant routines, but after a while, survival proves to be more important. As time goes on, the practiced, fake facade of each girl falls, revealing someone imperfect, but real. Little do they know that on hidden parts of the island nefarious government dealings are happening and the girls are considered an inconvenience that needs to be terminated. Can the girls be resourceful enough to not only survive the dangers of the island, but their own government?

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