Title: Beauty Queens
Author: Libba Bray
Pub Date: 2011
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: I love this book. It is complex, quirky, well written, hilarious, weird, and strangely deep and thoughtful. The plot? Beauty queens stranded on a desert island, torn between the desire to continue practicing for their pageant and the need to survive. Add in some secret agents, evil dictators, a power hungry ex-beauty queen, and some pirates, and you have one of the best teen books I have ever read.
Memorable or Forgettable: Libba Bray once again does this miraculous thing of introducing a million plot elements and not forgetting a single one. Even the weird products that are advertised between chapters manage to be incorporated into the plot. This book manages to be satirical and fluffy, semi-serious and completely ridiculous.
Cover: I love this cover. It fits the book perfectly.