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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Beauty Queens

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. When I first started reading this I didn't like it at all. Here it was just another book making pretty girls seem dumb. Seriously who cares about a missing shoe when your plane has just crashed?! As the story continued the characters began to develop and the story became suspenseful. Each girl became an individual instead of a brainless bimbo. They had to work hard to overcome many different obstacles. I also loved the footnotes, commercial breaks, and notes from the sponsor parts of the book, at first I found them annoying but as the book went on I started to appreciate the snarky tone the stranded girls would have been saying them in, rather then the cheerful tone from The Corporation.

From bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, the story of a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes on a desert island.
Teen beauty queens. A "Lost"-like island. Mysteries and dangers. No access to email. And the spirit of fierce, feral competition that lives underground in girls, a savage brutality that can only be revealed by a journey into the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Oh, the horror, the horror! Only funnier. With evening gowns. And a body count.

4 out of 5 stars