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Published: May 24, 2011
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Age Group: Young Adult
Format I Own: Hardcover
Every now and then I get in the mood for something humorous and quirky,
and that's how I was feeling when I picked up this book. It had been on
my wishlist for a little while and sounded like it was going to be
really funny. And it definitely was.
This book is full of wacky,
fast-paced fun action. There was not a dull moment in this book, it goes
straight from one crazy hilarious event after another, and they just
got better and better as the book went on. I felt that the majority of
the characters all had their own personalities that made them totally
unique from each other, but there were a few that fell flat and were
generally unmemorable, and thus also didn't play too big of a role in
Much like Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, I
felt like this book was quite heavy on the language for being YA, and
also a little heavy on sexual references as well. It doesn't bother me
at all, just surprises me.
Now I know a lot are saying this book reminded them of Miss Congeniality or Lord of the Flies,
and I do agree with that, but the main thing this book reminds me of is
a little known independent film I watched ages ago titled Death to the Supermodels. The plots aren't entirely the same, but there are many similarities.
you're looking for a book that will keep you laughing with it's random,
kooky adventures, of beauty queens surviving on an island, or you are a
fan of Libba Bray's sense of humor, I recommend this.