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Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Posted: October 2, 2011 in modeling, survival

Teen beauties: jet crash, stranded on a tropical island, power struggles, practicing for the pageant. What? never mind that they need to survive, fight off gigantic snakes, build shelters, find food and their makeup, and deal with the pirates. Libba creates a crazy situation in which beauty business as usual is ridiculously funny. Everyone has their own idea of survival from talent practice to medication to spearing fish. Sure to make you laugh, ponder and wonder.

ENDERS’ Rating: ****
Libby Bray’s Clever Website

This sequel to Lucky tells the story of the middle sister, Allison, of the recently-rich-now-“broke” Avery family. Allison has a wicked sense of humor, is quite bright, and views herself as the ugly duckling of the family. One night in a dream she trades her cell phone to the devil in a deal to make her gorgeous in the eyes of seven people. Will the deal create opportunities or tragedies? What is wrong with her demented cell phone? Maybe it was not a dream, but a real deal. Vail does a great job of creating a unique story for Allison, leaving Phoebe on the fringe and introducing Quinn, the eldest sister, more. This easy and humorous novel, about true friends and family connections, will surely be a hit among readers enjoying light, realistic fiction. Like Lucky, another great cover!

ENDERS’ Rating: Looking forward to Quinn’s novel!

Rachel Vail’s Website

When Annabel, the youngest of three beautiful sisters, has a bitter falling out with her best friend-the popular and exciting Sophie-she suddenly finds herself isolated and friendless. but then she meets Owen-a loner, passionate about music and his weekly radio show, and always determined to tell the truth. And when they develop a friendship, Annabel is not only introduced to new music but is encouraged to listen to her own inner voice. with Owen’s help, can Annabel find the courage to speak out about what exactly happened the night her friendship with Sophie came to a screeching halt? (B&N synopsis)

ENDERS Rating: Another winner!

Sarah Dessen’s Website