None other than Libba Bray, the hilarious, sensational, Printz Award-winning author of A I was a little disappointed with Beauty Queens. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Listen to “Beauty Queens” by Libba Bray available from Rakuten Kobo. Narrated by Libba Bray. Start a free day trial today and get your first audiobook free.
I laughed out loud so many times I regret not buying a copy so I could note when the funniest moments took place. View all 58 comments. Overall, I loved this book. To say more would brqy a spoiler. Does this book have any deaf or hard of hearing characters? To view it, click here.
It was incredibly romantic. I want to make it clear, I don’t hate Beauty Queensnor do I like it. This is all well and good, but the girls seem to undergo an inauthentic sea-change in personality after building a few huts and sewing sparkly banners to attract help. What’s a beauty queen to do?
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This story was crazy funny, it read like a TV show, but it still had that fluid aspect to it that really makes Libba Bray’s writing so enjoyable. The girls are all a part of the pageant for their own reasons, some even having quite a bit of secrets to hide, but the reveals are fun, and ultimately as the novel goes forward, there are a number of colorful characters that the girls come across that even add to the enjoyment of the novel.
For example, I was initially very absorbed by the story of Mary Lou, a mid-western girl who is taught to fear her own sexuality. 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!
Thanks to the lovely creators of OwlCrateyou kindly sent me one of the March boxes to unhaul and review! The only interesting character is Taylor, the ultimate pageant girl, who finally snaps and, in a nod to Heart of Darkness and maybe even Tim O’Brien’s Sweetheart of beautg Song Tra Bongbecomes one with the violence that has always lain dormant within her.
In every single possible way. Alas, what I got was an increasingly irritating “Girl Power! It ENDS with one of those scenes. I may or may not have fallen asleep for about twenty minutes during track three. Normally, I don’t mind writing negative reviews – in fact, much for the same reason I always get a little thrill when someone trolls my reviews, I sort of enjoy doling out negative criticism for the psychology behind this, please refer to Anton Ego’s monologue on criticism at the end of Ratatouille Especially when it’s an author I dislike – I can and will trash Twilight until its memory is wiped from the earth, but things get complicated when it comes time to give a negative review of an author I like.
Like the satirical elements, all the feminist messages are slammed in our faces with no subtly.
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. Also, I don’t particularly care for Libba Bray’s brand of satire.
In real life, these girls go queend in the evening kick off their stiletto heels, put on some jeans and see to the kids. There is adventure, mystery, and a dollop of romance. I mean the stories where girls turn on each other and destroy one another through carefully manipulated psychological abuse. Like Day-to-Night Barbie, they look fabulous and have fabulously successful lives. I could tell you the facts—I lived in Texas for most of my life; I live in New York City with my husband and six-year-old son now; I have freckles and a lopsided smile; I’m allergic to penicillin.
I could picture the entire thing in my head, and it looked fabulous, bitches. I laughed, I giggled, I chortled, I smirked. See what Frde mean? I didn’t really like how the whole Confederation plot played out though I did really enjoy the execution of it with all the little footnote advertisements and the commercials woven in.
That was her only defining quality throughout the entire book. I got married in Florence, Italy. There were a couple of points where, if I had put the book down for a little while, I would come back to it and forget who Miss New Mexico or Ohio were. Blog design by FCD. I mean, just to be clear, her accents are atrocious.
What do I mean? But Beauty Queens is set up as a modern feminist manifesto, railing against the pageant system and our standards of beauty and who girls are expected to be in today’s world My mom still has a copy.
Kayso, like, after three books in a row that kinda sorta made me angry, I wanted to, like, read something totally funny and ridiculous.
She sat down again. December 15, ISBN: View all 16 comments.
I mean, just read this: Around the Year i I mean, those girls were lovely, and I libga like them, but I felt like, rather than be the sassy ethnic friend, they were only a reaction to the sassy ethnic friend. Anyway, because of Bray’s lack of control every character has been reduced to a cardboard cut-out of a stereotype. There was a lot going on.
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