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Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
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Nov 12, 2011

it was amazing
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Read in November, 2011

Contestants in the Miss Teen Dream pageant crash on a tropical island. All of the adults and many of the teens die in the crash. It is up to the handful left to figure out how to survive. After years of being told that the key to life is to be pretty in all ways these girls start thinking about what they really want and what is really important to them. And it happens in a much more lighthearted way than that sounds. Bray uses footnotes, commercial breaks, and a variety of other methods to lampoon beauty pageants, "reality" TV, commercial pressure on teens, the "ideal" teen girl, and anything else that reduces or limits teen girls.

This book made me laugh out loud in some places and cheer in others. It is probably one of the few books with footnotes teens will like to read!

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