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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,680 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Libba Bray Narrator: Libba Bray Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545357739
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From bestselling Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, the story of a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes on a desert island.


FORMAT: 10 CDs, Unabridged
NARRATOR: TBA

Teen beauty queens. A "Lost"-like island. Mysteries and dangers. No access to e-mail. And the spirit of fierce, feral competition that lives underground in girls, a savage brutality that can only be revealed by a journey into the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Oh, the horror, the horror! Only funnier. With evening gowns. And a body count.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “As narrator, Bray puts her theatrical background to good use, changing accents, register, and pitch so smoothly and consistently that listeners will forget there’s but a single narrator.”

    AudioFile

  • “Uproariously funny and sharply observant.”

    Horn Book

  • “Bray’s delicious satire does not overpower the beating heart at the center of this empowerment tale. Each girl’s backstory is equally compelling, and when these ladies bond together to bring down their oppressors, they keep the reader eager to reach the action-packed conclusion.”

    School Library Journal

  • “The humor is both dark and madcap, including footnote asides and commercial scripts that keep the laughs coming.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books, Best Teen Fiction 2011
  • Selected for the Summer 2011 Indie Next List for Teens
  • Winner of the 2011 RT Award for Best Young Adult Novel
  • A 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction
  • A 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Young Adult Literature
  • Audie Award Winner

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 1/14/2014

    " This was one of the funniest books I have ever read. It has tons of hilarious, random plot twists. Beauty Queens was an odd, but great, combination of satire, realistic fiction and survival story. It's a step up from Science Fair: it's young adult rather than for younger kids, and it's much better written and a lot funnier. I would definitely recommend this. It's one of my favorite books ever! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hana | 11/19/2013

    " When I picked this book up, I expected more of a fluff piece. I have absolutely no clue why, considering the fact that Libba Bray is an amazing author of very moving and well-crafted books! I didn't really think that much about reading this book, because I've been a huge Libba Bray fan since about 7th grade. I loved that this book has so many different types of stories. It defies what you believe about pageant queens and makes you realize that the heroine of the story doesn't always have to fall for the sexy pirate, and young women DO have the ability, and the right, to decide not to take back the boy who lied. I absolutely give this book a solid A. It's a must-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jek Jamison | 11/8/2013

    " I thought this was witty. Several lines had me laughing soooooo hard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 11/5/2013

    " So funny!!!! I listened to this as an audio which I think made it %100 percent better than it would have been if I'd just read it. The narrator did a fantastic job with different accents which were an important part of the story. This book is all about girl power! I recommend it for all teen girls and former teen girls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Octavia | 11/4/2013

    " More than I expected from this author. Loved this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/19/2013

    " The English accents are ridiculous and it could definitely be better written but overall the message is pretty great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki Hammer | 10/16/2013

    " One word: hilarious! Listen to the audio version, Bray reads it herself and does not disappoint! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth | 10/1/2013

    " couldn't finish it, love other Libba Bray books but not this one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaia | 9/27/2013

    " This book contain a trans person, a lesbian, a bisexual, a deaf and two people of colour. I adore it for that reason only. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanee Whiteley | 9/19/2013

    " I literally didn't even get through it. It burned my soul from boredom. Don't even try. Literally. Hate the writing just.. Everything. Ugh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 7/25/2013

    " A highly entertaining read and very unique. Girl power! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyssa Wayt | 4/17/2013

    " I absolutely loved this book. It is HILARIOUS! Like there were times that I was laughing so hard I had to put it down. It was just funny, and great and totally unrealistic but who cares? I loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 8/17/2012

    " How can you go wrong with a jet load of Beauty Queens crash landing on a desert island? Libba is at her wittiest and writes fantastic characters. She also reads the sudiobook version and proves to be one of my favorite readers. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karmen | 3/24/2012

    " After hearing all the great reviews, I really wanted to love this book but I couldn't take it seriously because of how sarcastically was written. I appreciate the humor, theme and idea this book tried to accomplish but was bored so I moved on to other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill Pickle | 8/27/2011

    " I love Libba Bray's stream-of-consciousness writing. This one was so packed full of jokes and satire that I needed a break sometimes. Otherwise, a fab and unique parody. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 8/25/2011

    " I LOVE LIBBA BRAY!!! she is soooo funny! please write more funny books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Levina Goon | 7/2/2011

    " Plane crash survival tale full of snark, humor, and female empowerment set in a world where all women are expected to aim to be beautiful and concerned with only pop culture. Great read for teens and older! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bryony | 6/5/2011

    " So Bad didn't even finish it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melinda | 5/31/2011

    " I would give this more stars if the language wasn't so bad, and there were fewer sexual encounters. The storyline was enjoyable and the writing was smart and funny, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JJ | 5/30/2011

    " I laughed so hard I cried, and then I kinda cried in earnest. I love this book so, so much. I'm pretty positive Libba Bray wrote it for my soul. A longer review may be coming soon. "

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About the Author
Author Libba Bray

Libba Bray is the author of the New York Times bestselling Gemma Doyle Trilogy, and she has written short stories about everything from Cheap Trick concerts to Rocky Horror Picture Show devotees to meeting Satan worshippers on summer vacation. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son. Her dream is to stop sucking so badly at drums in Rock Band.