- Published: New York : Scholastic Press, 2011.
- Year Published: 2011
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 396 p. ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 690
- Beauty contests -- Fiction.
- Survival -- Fiction.
- Castaways -- Fiction.
- Contests -- Fiction.
- Pirates -- Fiction.
- Humorous stories.
- JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Adolescence
- JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
- JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women
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by Bray, Libba.
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Call number: Teen Fiction
Available Copies: Downtown Teen, 1st Floor, Malletts Teen
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.
It is wonderfully, diversely feminist - the main characters gradually shed their pagent contestant shells or embrace what is not constructed about their "Miss Teen Dream" personas. The story is hilarious, smart, wacky, and thoughtful and blunt - a mix like the marooned Beauty Queens themselves. I found it throughly satisfying. (The funny "LOST" references didn't hurt, either.)
So yes - think "Lost" meets "America's Next Top Model" and the Miss America pagent and add in a dystopian "Corporation" that dominates the media (and has its fingers in a few other pies as well), and if that potential grabs you at all, give this one a shot. Just don't give it a shot with a can of hairspray and a flare gun. Enjoy!
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