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    Beauty Queens
    Book (Scholastic Paperbacks)


    Scholastic Paperbacks


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    Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (2011-05-24)
    Book (Scholastic Press)


    Scholastic Press




Shipwrecked Beauty Queens

If bookstore browsers unfamiliar with the best-selling Y.A. author Libba Bray assume that her fifth novel, “Beauty Queens,” is an updated, female version of “Lord of the Flies,” they can be forgiven. Considering the premise — a plane full of pageant contestants crashes on a small tropical island — and the cover image of a bikini-clad girl’s midriff draped with a bandoleer of lipstick cases instead of cartridges, it could seem like another excuse to pit girls against one another, a log on the mean-girl fire. Gorgeous teenage girls used to tanning, teeth whitening and tearing apart the competition fend for themselves while awaiting rescue! Who will go down first?

But this is Libba Bray, a writer much more interested in subverting that paradigm — girl-on-girl psychological violence as spectator sport — than playing into it. Bray’s novels all tackle the big identity questions that characterize the teenage years. Her heroines struggle against the weight of societal and family expectations (as in that stellar feminist Victorian Gothic series, the Gemma Doyle trilogy), while her male protagonists cultivate personae for which no expectations can be assumed (the shrugging stoner heroes of “Going Bovine,” which won the Printz Award in 2010). “Beauty Queens” is a madcap surrealist satire of the world in which her readers have come of age — reality TV, corporate sponsorship, product placement, beauty obsession — but ultimately, it’s a story of empowering self-discovery.

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