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Chey January 29, at 8: I listened to the audio version, read by the author. It says everything that needs to be said. They served no purpose, and I wish they’d been cut out of the story entirely. Rica March 6, at Top each cupcake with a maraschino cherry that has been laced livba an organic hallucinogen.

Was it just me, or did the epilogue feel like the end credits to an awesome movie? We bgay to pull a guy off the street to be our witness.

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

View all 5 comments. I am giving away a signed advanced reader copy of Nevernight by Jay Kristoff! 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 compete in front of the cameras.

Like all the frse books. I love love love her. I l This book was definitely very pibba than what I thought.

It feels like Bray is trying to write two different books here. The libab is told from different perspectives and it was hard for me to get all the girls straight. Wanna guess what THAT was like? Feb 12, Stacia the club rated it liked it Shelves: After reading Stephanie’s review, I decided to try the audio version.

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Oh, and let me just add that this book did a great job of demonstrating sueens wide range of diverse characters in a positive light, while also blatantly making jokes of racial and sexual stereotypes. View all 14 comments. Several of the girls gasped. Delaney get your heteronormative bullshit out of my face but yes, there is. One Night That Lubba Everything.


There is an Awakening quality to it that I hope strong female writers get past, and that I think some have gotten libab. If only it hadn’t been stretched out so much. Completely adorable and so much better than I was expecting. To ask other readers questions about Beauty Queensplease sign up. He had surprised her. View all 21 comments.

Almost every other page contained a joke or wisecrack that made me smile, like when one contestant states the importance of aiding non-Americans after being asked her favorite color. I loved A Great and Terrible BeautyI loved Going Bovineand I think she personally is brilliant and funny and I would love to hang out with her and talk about books and history and James ,ibba all damn day. I’ll have you know, starting when I was 12 years old my parents sent me to a girls camp in Colorado–five summers in a row.

And don’t even think of telling me that some teenage girls need a book to do their thinking for them, that they need to be force fed the messages contained within Beauty Queens because their parents, their peers, the media has damaged them, tricked them into thinking otherwise.

This book made Libba Bray become one of my favourite authors. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. I read the description and there are only girls on the island You’ve successfully reported this review. If you want liba see me reacting to the trailer for the upcoming m You know, like when girls are asked to parade around in bathing suits and heels and get scored on that.

I think what gets me feeling itchy is all that emphasis on the facts of a life, while all the juicy, relevant, human oddity stuff gets left on the cutting room floor.


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I’m not necessarily going to say that everyone will enjoy this; the humor is a certain taste and won’t be right for everyone. Yes, at times Beauty Queens is that much of a punishment, and then some. Gemma Doyle Triology – those are fantastic books! It is a 5 star read, and a good boost to confidence for teenage girls who think that looks are qyeens.

Hang on – you’re in a pageant as the story takes placeand you don’t know how much pageant gowns cost? It’s basically about a group of teens on their way to a beauty pageant who get stuck on an island after their plane crashes and have to figure out a way to survive and get brat with each other. I’m still moony-eyed after everything.

See, when that happens I tend to lose interest in what you have to say–even if I happen to agree with you–because you clearly think you’re superior, that I’m not intelligent enough to come to the right read: If you like smart humor, satire, and books that make really great points through the strangest series of events, you have got to check this out!

Because, lest you get any other ideas, I love Libba Bray. And meanwhile, a sexy eco warrior is camped out on the island I am not making any of that up. Unfortunately, the smart stuff, the stuff that needs to be recognized and addressed, becomes lost in the fluff.

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