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Beauty Queens
Libba Bray

This satirical young-adult-novel problematises reality TV, sexism, stereotypes and body image. When the plane of 50 Miss Teen Dream contestants crashes on a desert island, it is time for them to re-evaluate their priorities. In isolation, they start to realise the crash may not have been an accident and odd incidents just keep piling up.

The narrator laces the story with irony and sarcasm – this particular style of writing can be discussed with the pupils when talking about the text.

· · 2011

Critical edition

Bray, Libba. Beauty Queens. Scholastic, 2012. 400 pp., ISBN 9780439895989

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  • Gender equality
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