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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2012-06-01
Publisher: Scholastic Books
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Just tooooo broad for me and wildly unbalanced between humor and "take me seriously!". Didn't hate it, appreciate what it was trying to do, it probably delights/resonates with other readers/ but it was not matching my energy.
Hilarious tongue-in-cheek feminist satirical comedy? Or something? Anyways, it was very well developed, with a huge cast that go through remarkable personal growth, and a fairly balanced perspective - some pages spent on male identity issues, for instance. Like a lot of the latest wave of feminism, ...
There was so much that I loved about this book. I loved the humor, the commercial breaks and the little bios about each of the contestants, which I needed in order to keep each of the contestants straight in my head. However, as impressed as I was by this book, I did think it tried to tackle too man...
Sehr verehrtes Publikum, herzlich Willkommen zum Miss Teen Dream Schönheitswettbewerb! 50 Teilnehmerinnen kämpfen allein zu Ihrer Unterhaltung um Ruhm, Ehre und die Krone! Die Firma freut sich, Ihnen dieses Jahr eine ganz besondere Ausgabe von Miss Teen Dream präsentieren zu dürfen: die Survival Edi...
4.5- audiobook5- narrationWhat a fun unexpected read this was. I struggled through the first 20% not sure if it was a comedy or what. I went into this book with no knowledge of what it was really about, it was recommended by a friend. I would not have read it normally, the blurb sounds like somethin...