Beauty QueenseBook - 2011
From Library Staff
The basic premise of BEAUTY QUEENS is simple: PLANE FULL OF BEAUTY QUEENS CRASHES ON A DESERT ISLAND!
But in the hands of brilliant and possibly unhinged author Libba Bray, this setup is only the beginning. The teenage beauty pageant contestants have much more going on than the reader at first su... Read More »
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Ashley VanKoughnett thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over
red_hawk_1200 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 20
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We have work to do if you are not to be a total failure like high-waisted, acid-wash jeans.
"...Maybe girls need an island to find themselves. Maybe they need a place where no one's watching them so they can be who they really are."
"The world expected girls to pluck and primp and put on heels. Meanwhile, boys dressed in rumpled TShirts and baggy pants and misplaced their combs and yet you were supposed to fall at their feet? Unacceptable."
Breast in Show. Because "You're perfect just the way you are" is what your guidance counselor says. And she's an alcoholic. p.212
Sexual Content: One of the girls has a sort of sexual awakening. Another has sex, though there isn't too much detail.
Coarse Language: Some swear words are interspersed here and there in the story.
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this book is about teen girls going to a beauty pageant but their plane crashes. during their time on the seemingly desolate island they learn to be self sufficient and uncover major dirt and end up living gratifying lives filled with purpose. this book shows us the mind of beauty queens, other thanit's seemingly emptiness.
Beauty Queens was hilarious, intelligent and entertaining. There really wasn't one main character, instead there was an ensemble cast one beauty queens from different states in the US. I enjoyed how much time each character got, and how their personalities varied so much. Beauty Queens was a satire that managed to be silly without being superficial, and empowering without being to heavy. The book begins with a plane crash that lands a bunch of Teen Dream contestants on an island. The survivors group together and elect Miss. Texas as their leader. Than the proceed to practice their skills for the talent portion of the pageant, and apply make-up.
See my full review here: http://throughthebookvine.blogspot.com/2011/06/beauty-queens.html