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Just make sure one is much more intelligent then the othersa handful of beaity, a handful of open-minded hot guys with British accents, one hot eco-“terrorist”, one crazy-go-nuts dictator, copious amounts of satire, and oz. Sep 10, Romie rated it really liked it Shelves: I suppose I could be accused of taking this more seriously than I should have, but I think the same argument could uqeens made of Bray.

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She blinked back tears. Dec 02, Rose rated it really liked it Shelves: It was just so quotable and funny yet it also dealt with so many important issues and for that reason I would recommend this book to everyone, especially girls. The audiobook is narrated by Libba Bray herself and it is just fabulous. Maybe it’s just me? The novel’s own inane silliness ultimately downplays what could have been llbba more powerful exploration of being a girl in today’s society.

I think the writing is electric around her. New book in popular Traveling Pants series targets adults. I mean, in libga whole history of the pageant, an African-American girl has only won once — Sherry Sparks. What’s a beauty queen to do?

If you have ever seen that series, you would kind of know what I’m talking about. This is actually what I would consider to be a major problem in the current YA literature. What’s a beauty queen to do?


There is a clear message within the pages of this book. There were times when I thought “Oh no, Bray did not just go there,” and pretty much in the scheme of events, Bray’s response was “Yes, I did go there, and I’ll take it one step further. Overall, I loved this book. Common Sense Media’s unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren’t influenced by the product’s creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

This book also confronts the double-standards of race. So this is satire. Jesus, from the way this book makes pageants sound, anybody can win a trophy with no experience or genuine effort!

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

There’s a fair helping of characters here that are somewhat stereotypical. For Love of a Book: None of them are surprising, but they are pretty fun. What topics is Beauty Queens satirizing? Yes, at times Beauty Queens is that much of a punishment, and then some. And help kids not have cancer and stuff. But it sure was fun.

View all 19 comments. I won’t forget Duff’s awfulness anytime soon.

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According to this book and the Teen Dream Beauty contestants, women and particularly girls tend to apologise immediately before or after voicing their opinion. If you’re interested in buying Beauty Queensjust click on the image below to go through my link. Witty, over-the-top, tongue in cheek humour and funny situations yes but also a good dose of empowerment and self-discovery as the beauty queens try to survive.

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Thank you for your support. I laughed out loud so many times I regret not buying a copy so I could note when the funniest moments took place. He had surprised her. And Shanti and Nicole felt a little funny to me in that way, too. View all 6 comments. The other premise that shows up in the book is that girls need an island to overcome what we’re socially trained to be. There were exactly 10 I got a real sense for and I could recall about half their names. 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 Before we begin, let me just say this: And that is not the answer.


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I saw myself in Shanti’s struggles with displacement and culture, in Jennifer’s comic book habit and her exasperation with society, in Tiara’s anxiety and silence. Several of the girls gasped.

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It made me laugh for a good portion of the read. Mildly bewitching with strong female characters.

Get a perfect tan – or learn to run wild? I would have also settled for a dark and biting satire on consumerism and pop culture. While geared toward the YA crowd, I think the tongue-in-cheek cynicism is something that can be appreciated by anyone who enjoys smart, sarcastic humor. En libro hay de todo.