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Beauty Queens

Beauty Queens

Written by Libba Bray

Narrated by Libba Bray


Beauty Queens

Written by Libba Bray

Narrated by Libba Bray

ratings:
4/5 (455 ratings)
Length:
14 hours
Released:
May 24, 2011
ISBN:
9780545357739
Format:
Audiobook

Editor's Note

Surrealist satire…

A plane of beauty pageant contestants crashes on an island, leading to a hilarious surrealist satire of “Lord of the Flies” that explicitly tackles capitalist corruption and the danger of stereotypes based on race or gender.

Description

Teen beauty queens. A "Lost"-like island. Mysteries and dangers. No access to emall. 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.
Released:
May 24, 2011
ISBN:
9780545357739
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Libba Bray is the New York Times bestselling author of A Great and Terrible Beauty and Rebel Angels, both of which have appeared on ALA's Best Books for Young Adults list.



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What people think about Beauty Queens

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455 ratings / 173 Reviews
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  • (3/5)
    Super silly as expected plus some feminism 101. The author had a good time narrating - one of the villains sounded a lot like Sarah Palin.
  • (4/5)
    So much fun! Laugh out loud hysterical!
    Teen beauty queens meet LOST.whatever will they do?
  • (4/5)
    DELIGHTFUL
  • (4/5)
    Fun concept, fun book. Ready pretty quickly on vacation, really enjoyed all the different personalities shown among the girls. Enough adventure and jokes to keep me entertained throughout, and I liked the ending a lot more than I thought I would.
  • (4/5)
    Entertaining listen!
  • (3/5)
    The book is very funny and over the top. It was a 3.5 star for me. My only real issue was its length. I really felt it dragged in the middle. I found myself wishing it would hurry up and get rolling towards the conclusion. It is a great social satire though. I think it would have been a 4 to 5 for me if it had been a little shorter and tighter.