Beauty Queens

Posted on September 3, 2013

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by Libba Bray
Scholastic 2011
Young Adult
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.

Book Trailers 1, 2, 3, 4.

Audiobook Sample
Listen.

Discussion Questions/Guides
At Libba Bray’s website.

Author Information
Libba Bray’s Website, her Blog, her Facebook Page, and her Twitter Page. VOYA InterviewOmnivoracious Interview. CultureMap Austin Interview.

Related Activities & Curriculum Connections
LibGuides. Photo from The Real FauxtographerTV Tropes. Unshelved cartoon.

Reading Levels
Lexile
: 690. Accelerated Reader: Level 4.4. Reading Counts: Level 5.3.

Reviews
Booklist. BookPageCommonsense MediaGoodreads. Horn BookLA Times. Lambda LiteraryNew York Times Sunday Book Review. Publisher’s WeeklyReading Rants. Story Snoops. Teen InkTeenreads.com.
Blogs: . A Chair, A Fireplace and A Tea CozyBook Smugglers. Bunbury in the Stacks. Elizzie Books.  Happy Bodies. Jen Robinson’s Book PagePocketful of Books. The Sassy LibrarianZero at the Bone.
Audiobook Reviews: Girls in the StacksOn a Book Bender.

Other Books to Read
Hunger Games ReadalikesReality TV Readalikes.

Awards
Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Top Ten 2012Audiofile Magazine Best Audiobooks of 2011, Young Adult and Fantasy. YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2012Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award Nominee 2013-2014Grand Canyon Reader Award Teen Recommendations 2014.  Read On Wisconsin Book Club 2012-2013 (G9-12).