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Still a good read if you are looking for something humorous and kind of fluffy. This book is the definition of satire and black humor. It almost seemed like the boy band pirate reality-TV section gray unnecessary and bloated the book.

Beauty Queens

Like the satirical elements, all the feminist messages are slammed in our faces with no subtly. The problem was, my friends were moving out of their house—everything was packed and on a truck—and there was nothing I could put on. Preheat oven to degrees.

Girls are portrayed as chaste, innocent dolls who have no interest in sex until that special soul mate type love interest shows up to awaken them like some sort of fairy tale. I can shoot a thirty-aught-six as well as a nine-millimeter and a Pink Lady paint gun.

But the satire is all so broad, so winkingly obviousthat after the second “commercial break” I was tired of it. This book b a little bit of this: There need to be elbowing and kidney-kicks to people who try to tell girls that the world isn’t for them. They just took action. They have to be non-threatening in order to be accepted. It is a well-known fact among audiobook enthusiasts that authors who decide to narrate their own books tend to majorly FUBAR the narration.


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I have an artificial left eye. No one wants to read about beauyt people falling in love. This was a hilarious, darkly humorous, witty, and altogether fantastic book. And also because Lair of Dreams left me in a bit of a reading slump, and what better way to get out of one than by reading another book by the same author, am I right? The 50 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.

Not that Beauty Queens caused ny to laugh out loud–because it didn’t, especially not after the novelty of the “helpful” footnotes and commercial parodies wore off. Wanna guess what THAT was like? It confronts the truth behind our daily lives Some of them make it, some of them don’t, but this novel is about the ones that do.

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. Batter will be slightly lumpy.

There’s a lot of humor in this book and a lot of messages about feminism and capitalism. To put it simply, Beauty Queens – at heart – is a sad sort of beautiful. View all 5 comments. Any romance in this? Delaney get your heteronormative bullshit out of my face but yes, there is. It’s basically about a group of teens on their way to a beauty pageant who get stuck on beayty island after their plane crashes and have to figure out a way to survive and get along with each other.

So, if this is just the old curiosity shop, you can stop right now. So is Libba Bray’s. But I’ve thought about it, and I honestly cannot come up with a single compelling reason that they should have been included at all. This book was cray but it was a bit queens fun! Mar 02, Whitney Atkinson rated it really liked it Shelves: At first, I thought it was ridiculous, irritating and just plain stupid.


The surviving contestants will have to, well, survive on a delightful tropical island using their own wits, ingenuity, and pageant-approved talents. Of course the biggest lesson of queen, you do not mess with Texas, especially Miss Texas.

She has no clue. No one is who you think they are—in fact, the crux of the story is really just an interesting twist on the way girls are usually portrayed in the media. I’m sure that just isn’t true and the mixed reviews so far have only proved my concerns about Libba Bray ‘s humour not suiting everyone and the strange format in which the book is written also won’t appeal to every single person.

It’s totally up to you. Weaving so many distinct voices into one book really is such a brah feat and the fact that she was able to do so quedns makes me appreciate her as a author. She easily and cogently maneuvered switching POVs, even that of a deranged dictator with a penchant for Elvis wigs.

But for whatever reason, here are the big problems I found with this book, boiled down to some key points: