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Si vas a leer Beauty Queens esperando un libro de supervivencia. 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.

In every single possible way. I’m clearly at a loss for words as I write this review, because 1. And when those girls reached beyond the label society had slapped on them and reached out to others—that showed me how great stories can be, how empowering media is when it’s done right.

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

How come female MCs don’t fall in love with guys who have great personalities but are lacking in the looks department? At first I thought this would be a very shallow book but it really was quite inspirational at times. The contestants range from the confident and queesn leader, Perky Miss Texas There is an Awakening quality to it that I hope strong female writers get past, and that I think some have gotten past. Again, I liked the girls.

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quewns 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. The situations within the book are absolutely outrageous and ludicrous, and the “can-do” vray that is pervasive throughout the book makes it seem more insane, but I loved every single moment.


What if all of our mothers beauuty us? There are some very good ideas in this book – it’s inspired, in part, by Lord of the Flies and discusses when it’s not throwing out pop culture jokes and romance subplots the idea that girls need an island of their own, where they don’t have to worry about being who everyone else wants them to be and discover who they really are.

And yet I loved, no, adored this book.

Trivia About Beauty Queens. I actually ended up enjoying the pirates with the hot abs, even.

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! Reading Beauty Queens evoked a lot of questions on what it means to be a woman in this pageant of life.

That scene with Adina and Duff in the cabin made me sweat. She sat down again. Next day, when the kids have been breakfasted and sent on their way and the laundry loaded into the machine, our heroine will again be ghetto-fabulous with glossy pouted lips and looking like she wasn’t really baeuty of steel at all. How could nature be so wrong about something so important?

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray – review

There were some things I had to swallow with a huge spoon of sugar, but I think Bray’s work had a lot of heart behind it. No one wants to read about ugly people falling in love.

It really makes this book ‘read’ as if it were a TV show. If you’re looking for an afternoon laughing at how fucked up our society is, laughing at all aspects of society and of women’s beauty-queen treatment, this is the perfect book for you.


Show me both sides of the argument. The audiobook is narrated by Libba Bray herself and 4. This isn’t to say that all women are good cookies, no there are the truly evil sociopathic baddies too. In fact, I had to have my entire face rebuilt because I smashed it up pretty good. In fact, scratch that, According to this book and the Teen Dream Beauty contestants, women and particularly girls tend to apologise immediately before or after voicing their opinion.

This story is the one where girls, who in other circumstances are little more than each other’s competition, come together in a time of crisis and find that just by sticking together and opening up to one another they come to understand more about themselves and how they are far more important than the labels they wear.

Have you ever noticed that?

Beauty Queens

Want to Read saving…. I just don’t want to think about it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I wanted to pick this book up because it reminded me of: I wonder how much more I would have enjoyed this if the point of view had been scaled back to one main focus instead of jumping around all over the place.

Oh, yeah, I forgot. Libbz, there you have it: Libba Bray holds nothing back in her upbraiding of the superficial nature of society, yet it never gets overwhelming – the humor in this book is wonderfully witty and refreshing. Like the satirical elements, all the feminist messages are slammed in our faces with no subtly.