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Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
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Aug 28, 2011

bookshelves: ya

Almost put aside in the first 50 pages because the satire felt shrill and easy and the characters cardboard and default, but as the book goes on, the corporate satire stays while the characters grow into something more. Even blonde, faux-tanned, sparkle-hipped, racist Miss Jackson, Mississippi, Tiara Swan.

Worth noting for those recommending: lots of girl-positive sexual content in this one with almost every combination of gender imaginable given the cast and heavy mockery of abstinence-only sex ed. Recommended by a corporate librarian at Scholastic.

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message 1: by Brandy (new)

Brandy I actually stopped reading this around the 50 page mark. I thought the sarcasm and campiness were too over the top. Maybe I should have kept reading though:)

message 2: by louisa (new) - added it

louisa Brandy, I definitely don't judge. I really wanted to put it down, and it had been highly recommended to me. Then Miss Michigan and Miss Illinois drew me in.

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