Libba Bray: Beauty Queens Blog Tour Q&A

Posted June 10, 2011 by Sara | Novel Novice 0 Comments

We are delighted to be the final stop in the official blog tour for Libba Bray’s Beauty Queens, an absolutely hilarious book. If you haven’t checked it out yet, we highly recommend you do so as soon as possible.

For today’s final stop on the blog tour, Libba answers this question: What 3 things would you take to a deserted island and why?

  1. Food & water. Please—I’m from NYC. I live on take-out. I would spend the first three days on that island punching buttons on an imaginary phone and saying, “Hi, what’s your delivery zone?”
  2. Toilet paper. How do you know those giant leaves aren’t poisonous? Just sayin’.
  3. Someone with a boat. Because obviously, I’d need to get off that island as soon as possible.

Oh, but you want more? Check out the details on the Beauty Queens contest:

Ladies and gentlemen, we want to know WHAT MAKES YOU A BEAUTY QUEEN?  Being a Beauty Queen like the ones in Libba Bray’s new novel means being true to yourself and who you want to be.  Tell us in 500 words or less what makes you a Beauty Queen, and you could win a $250 Amex Gift Card to use toward whatever makes you feel most awesome.  Or you could opt for a $250 gift card to Sephora.  Whatever you choose, we will also send you a signed copy of the book and your very own tiara! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Open to legal US residents ages 13 to 18.  Deadline to enter 5pm EST on July 1, 2011.  Void where prohibited.  For complete details and official rules go to

To enter, head to the This Is Teen contest page.

Scholastic has also launched a new online community called This Is Teen to connect readers with their favorite YA authors and books. Visit their page on Facebook for all the latest news on Libba Bray, her new book Beauty Queens, and other great authors & books!

About Beauty Queens

The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream Pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and complete in front of the cameras. But sadly, their airplane had another idea, crashing on a desert island and leaving the survivors stranded with little food, little water, and practically no eye liner.

What’s a beauty queen to do? Continue to practice for the talent portion of the program – or wrestle snakes to the ground? Get a perfect tan – or learn to run wild? And what should happen when the sexy pirates show up?

Welcome to the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Your tour guide? None other than Libba Bray, the hilarious, sensational, Printz Award-winning author of A Great and Terrible Beauty and Going Bovine. The result is a novel that will make you laugh, make you think, and make you never see beauty the same way again.

Sara | Novel Novice

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