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Okay, try this one: You’d think this would be slightly depressing, but it has this cheerful snark that doesn’t hesitate to punch where it can.

It’s a brilliant book. Fref toilets or showers or mirrors. Also, I don’t particularly care for Libba Bray’s brand of satire. What if all of our mothers left us? At the very least there would be a few violent cat fights. To ask other readers questions about Beauty Queensplease sign up.

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Beauty Queens is obnoxious. There need to be elbowing and kidney-kicks to people who try to tell girls that the world isn’t for them.

This is kind of overlapping with plot, but I loved the fact that each character had their own issue and they all worked together to help each other overcome their issues.

They served no purpose, and I wish they’d been cut out of the story entirely. When the girls’ world is turned upside down, they do what they must to survive and, through doing so, realise a great deal of important stuff too. Real review to be posted after the weekend. This book follows thirteen teenage girls – pageant beauty queens – after their plane crashed on a deserted island.


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Frew is one of those books that stayed with me because it was just so entertaining. About this title Audio Format. 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. No one wants to read about ugly people falling in love.

Or the ‘Bend and Snap’ scene from Legally Blonde.

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It’s too much fun, too many actually not enough lipsticks and definitely not literary enough. Sometimes that is jarring. You submitted the following rating and review. View all 15 comments. Anna and the French Kiss. Some serious laugh out loud moments. The review must be at least 50 characters long. I know only one really did the soccer thing, but I feel like that idea was there for a lot of them.

The surviving contestants will have to, well, survive on a delightful tropical island using their own wits, ingenuity, and pageant-approved talents. She hated it when girls did this. This book made Libba Bray become one of my favourite authors. It was incredibly romantic.

Sueens details Format Paperback pages Dimensions I kept thinking that if the book had been focused only a plane crash and the contestants of the pageant, that it could have been so much better. 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 beakty contained within Beauty Queens because their parents, their peers, the media has damaged them, tricked them into thinking otherwise.

How could nature be so wrong about something so important? I once spent New Year’s Eve in a wetsuit.


I would have also settled for a dark and biting satire on consumerism and pop culture. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. I don’t know how she did it, but she was able to use her lyrical style to her advantage and completely transform the satirical form.

Even if that is the case with some teenage girls, I fail to see how shoving a message down their collective throats–be it negative or positive–is the way to go about building up self esteem, or fixing identity issues. Delaney get your heteronormative bullshit out of my face but yes, there is. It all actually happened, and I don’t understand how or why. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. This should be read alongside Lord of the Flies in school, but it won’t be.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. They all come across more like mouthpieces for various issues. The character of Taylor starts out as the villain – a serious, religious pageant veteran who has total faith in the Miss Teen Dream philosophy and message.

I thought the book was very well written and I finished it in a day or two. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.