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by Libba Bray


Beauty Queens' is a madcap surrealist satire of the world in which her readers have come of age – reality TV, corporate sponsorship, product placement, beauty obsession – but ultimately, it's a story of empowering self-discovery. Readers will come for the twisted fun and walk away with a whole banquet of questions.

I don't fault Libba Bray for wanting to make this book funny, because Beauty Queens would have bombed royally had it taken itself too seriously

I don't fault Libba Bray for wanting to make this book funny, because Beauty Queens would have bombed royally had it taken itself too seriously. But like I said earlier, she took the satire, the, way too far. Beauty Queens is obnoxious.

This book begins with a plane crash. We do not want you to worry about this. Department of Unnecessary Statistics, your chances of dying in a plane crash are one in half a million. Whereas your chances of losing your bathing suit bottoms to a strong tide are two to one. So, all in all, it’s safer to fly than to go to the beach. As we said, this book begins with a plane crash. But there are survivors. You see? Already it’s a happy tale. They are all beauty queen contestants. You do not need to know their names here. But you will get to know them.

3 Rated Books Book Discussion DNF Books. Book Discussion: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. Why did we read this book: Both of us loved Going Bovine, Libba Bray’s previous novel that won the prestigious Printz Award. Both of us love Lost. Posted on June 16, 2011. Title: Beauty Queens. Genre: Satire, Humor, Adventure/Survival, Speculative Fiction, Young Adult. Unfortunately, for the both of us, Beauty Queens could not deliver.

Beauty Queens Author: Libba Bray. for gettin’ some of us here safe, Taylor continued

Beauty Queens Author: Libba Bray. for gettin’ some of us here safe, Taylor continued. And we pray that, as we are fine, upstandin’, law-abidin’ girls who represent the best of the best, you will protect us from harm and keep us safe until we are rescued and can tell our story to People magazine. Amen, the girls echoed, then fell into noisy chatter.

Главный секрет общения с людьми. Продолжительность: 33:31 Елена Федулина Recommended for you. 33:31. Эти 7 признаков выдадут манипулятора - Продолжительность: 18:01 Психолог Мария Носова Recommended for you.

Shipwrecked Beauty Queens. If bookstore browsers unfamiliar with the best-selling . author Libba Bray assume that her fifth novel, Beauty Queens, is an updated, female version of Lord of the Flies, they can be forgiven

Shipwrecked Beauty Queens. By WHITNEY JOINER MAY 12, 2011. author Libba Bray assume that her fifth novel, Beauty Queens, is an updated, female version of Lord of the Flies, they can be forgiven. Considering the premise - a plane full of pageant contestants crashes on a small tropical island - and the cover image of a bikini-clad girl’s midriff draped with a bandoleer of lipstick cases instead of cartridges, it could seem like another excuse to pit girls against one another, a log on the mean-girl fire.

Libba Bray is the author of the 2010 Printz Award winning Going Bovine, and the acclaimed Gemma Doyle trilogy. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Город: New York CityПодписчиков: 57 ты. себе: Silly, silly writer and all-around bad . . себе: Silly, silly writer and all-around bad influence. You should probably leave while you can.

From bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray comes the story of a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes on a desert island. From bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, a desert island classic.

Summary:0About the Author:•Libba Bray is the author of the 2010 Printz Award winning Going Bovine, and the acclaimed Gemma Doyle trilogy. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Beauty Queens epub download

ISBN13: 978-0439895972

ISBN: 0439895979

Author: Libba Bray

Category: Young Adult and teen

Subcategory: Literature & Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Scholastic Press; First Edition edition (May 24, 2011)

Pages: 400 pages

ePUB size: 1410 kb

FB2 size: 1191 kb

Rating: 4.4

Votes: 782

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watchman
At first I thought ‘Beauty Queens’ was going to be a steaming pile of bat guano given the over exaggerated aspect of the narrative with immature and shallow characters, but then it got sarcastic, funny and ironic… and then a little weird.

‘Beauty Queens’ is unlike anything else I’ve read before, some parts, and bits of the dialogue were like eating glass because of the low-brow idiocy, and others shine with brilliant satire – though one would not work without the other… it’s campy & sarcastic. It’s also dramatic, enthusiastic, hyperactive, and flamboyant.

Following a collection of teenaged vapid beauty pageant contestants in a reality television show who survive their airplane crashing on a tropical island – some of the girls continue in pageant mode, while others break out of character and form survival skills on an unforgiving island.
Each character is unique and brings a lot to the table as far a diversity and comedy. Libba Bray includes a transsexual and lesbian character in her cast of unlikely marooned teens. Later, the addition of a group of boys – from a pirate television show, which is produced by the same team that mastheads the pageant: The Company.

It was a little difficult to get into at first because it has such a unique narrative style, after which I appreciated the tongue-in-cheek, over the top antics of ‘Beauty Queens.’ This is all about hi-jinx! Don’t expect anything serious from this novel, except for a big case of sparkly ponies, eye-rolling, and snorting.

We have ‘ads’ interspersed in between chapters as well, like a word from our sponsor – The Company (again) that added a fun touch.

At first I thought it was going to feel immature, like it was pitched to a young tween market, but then with some of the references and content, I discovered that it wasn’t taking itself seriously at all. It was like a drag queen had taken over the stage and was entertaining me with vicious quips, reading the audience, and strutting her stuff while downing a VB. It’s obtuse and entertaining
I may have rated it higher if it allowed me to connect with any of the characters, or had some realism in it to help me care. Instead it was like a really long episode of a teen SNL cast. And on a side note – there is a hilarious epilogue that is the icing on the cake.

I loved the funny, but sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. But I am really looking forward to picking up another title by Libba Bray…
watchman
At first I thought ‘Beauty Queens’ was going to be a steaming pile of bat guano given the over exaggerated aspect of the narrative with immature and shallow characters, but then it got sarcastic, funny and ironic… and then a little weird.

‘Beauty Queens’ is unlike anything else I’ve read before, some parts, and bits of the dialogue were like eating glass because of the low-brow idiocy, and others shine with brilliant satire – though one would not work without the other… it’s campy & sarcastic. It’s also dramatic, enthusiastic, hyperactive, and flamboyant.

Following a collection of teenaged vapid beauty pageant contestants in a reality television show who survive their airplane crashing on a tropical island – some of the girls continue in pageant mode, while others break out of character and form survival skills on an unforgiving island.
Each character is unique and brings a lot to the table as far a diversity and comedy. Libba Bray includes a transsexual and lesbian character in her cast of unlikely marooned teens. Later, the addition of a group of boys – from a pirate television show, which is produced by the same team that mastheads the pageant: The Company.

It was a little difficult to get into at first because it has such a unique narrative style, after which I appreciated the tongue-in-cheek, over the top antics of ‘Beauty Queens.’ This is all about hi-jinx! Don’t expect anything serious from this novel, except for a big case of sparkly ponies, eye-rolling, and snorting.

We have ‘ads’ interspersed in between chapters as well, like a word from our sponsor – The Company (again) that added a fun touch.

At first I thought it was going to feel immature, like it was pitched to a young tween market, but then with some of the references and content, I discovered that it wasn’t taking itself seriously at all. It was like a drag queen had taken over the stage and was entertaining me with vicious quips, reading the audience, and strutting her stuff while downing a VB. It’s obtuse and entertaining
I may have rated it higher if it allowed me to connect with any of the characters, or had some realism in it to help me care. Instead it was like a really long episode of a teen SNL cast. And on a side note – there is a hilarious epilogue that is the icing on the cake.

I loved the funny, but sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. But I am really looking forward to picking up another title by Libba Bray…
Stoneshaper
I found this book on a list of recommended reading about transgender characters. It was touted as an all-female version of "Lord of the Flies," in which a plane full of beauty pageant contestants crashes into the sea and those who live have to survive the wilderness of a jungle island. It kind of was that, but what I didn't realize initially was that it's satire. I'm not usually a fan of comedy so it took me a while to warm up to the book, but by the time I was reaching the last quarter I devoured it.

For all its silliness (one of the girls has a tray table from the plane crash stuck through her head through the entire story), the book does touch on some heavy topics: misogyny, transphobia, government conspiracy, war, and racism. The book tackles these issues in a humorous manner without actually making light of the subjects. Even though the story itself is zany nonsense, there's truth in it.

I think my only real complaint is that the cast is so huge I couldn't even begin to try and keep all the characters straight. There were exactly 10 I got a real sense for and I could recall about half their names. I forgot the rest were there until they were mentioned again. It's a lot to take in. Overall the pacing is pretty good but it did feel like the story dragged a little in the beginning. The way it all wrapped up was one of the most satisfying conclusions to a book I've ever read, though. Even though I'm not a fan of humorous fiction generally, I did laugh out loud several times while reading this book and the ending made me happy-cry.
Stoneshaper
I found this book on a list of recommended reading about transgender characters. It was touted as an all-female version of "Lord of the Flies," in which a plane full of beauty pageant contestants crashes into the sea and those who live have to survive the wilderness of a jungle island. It kind of was that, but what I didn't realize initially was that it's satire. I'm not usually a fan of comedy so it took me a while to warm up to the book, but by the time I was reaching the last quarter I devoured it.

For all its silliness (one of the girls has a tray table from the plane crash stuck through her head through the entire story), the book does touch on some heavy topics: misogyny, transphobia, government conspiracy, war, and racism. The book tackles these issues in a humorous manner without actually making light of the subjects. Even though the story itself is zany nonsense, there's truth in it.

I think my only real complaint is that the cast is so huge I couldn't even begin to try and keep all the characters straight. There were exactly 10 I got a real sense for and I could recall about half their names. I forgot the rest were there until they were mentioned again. It's a lot to take in. Overall the pacing is pretty good but it did feel like the story dragged a little in the beginning. The way it all wrapped up was one of the most satisfying conclusions to a book I've ever read, though. Even though I'm not a fan of humorous fiction generally, I did laugh out loud several times while reading this book and the ending made me happy-cry.
Flarik
I'd say 3 or 3.5.

I'm generally not the biggest fan of satire since humor usually goes WAY over my head, but I really enjoyed this. I read it for the #ReadProud challenge for the Trans YA category not fully aware of how much more this book is than that. BEAUTY QUEENS was silly, lighthearted, and fun, that had a broad spectrum of representation from MTF models to lesbian relationships to confusion about identity in a tasteful way. The interludes with the advertisements were absolutely superb and had me in stitches. The silliness was over-the-top providing a very lighthearted read that was especially enjoyable for those who are fans of LORD OF THE FLIES.

So, why the 3 or 3.5 star?

Length.

If 1/3rd of the story was cut out, this would have been an excellent page-turner. The inclusion of the pirate boys could have been nixed without losing anything in this friendship story. The plot twists would have had a bit more punch. I found myself skimming through some parts of it that I'm certain I would have otherwise read more thoroughly if it was shorter.

Perhaps this isn't the case for other readers. I'd still recommend it.
Flarik
I'd say 3 or 3.5.

I'm generally not the biggest fan of satire since humor usually goes WAY over my head, but I really enjoyed this. I read it for the #ReadProud challenge for the Trans YA category not fully aware of how much more this book is than that. BEAUTY QUEENS was silly, lighthearted, and fun, that had a broad spectrum of representation from MTF models to lesbian relationships to confusion about identity in a tasteful way. The interludes with the advertisements were absolutely superb and had me in stitches. The silliness was over-the-top providing a very lighthearted read that was especially enjoyable for those who are fans of LORD OF THE FLIES.

So, why the 3 or 3.5 star?

Length.

If 1/3rd of the story was cut out, this would have been an excellent page-turner. The inclusion of the pirate boys could have been nixed without losing anything in this friendship story. The plot twists would have had a bit more punch. I found myself skimming through some parts of it that I'm certain I would have otherwise read more thoroughly if it was shorter.

Perhaps this isn't the case for other readers. I'd still recommend it.