Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Review: "Beauty Queens" by Libba Bray

From Goodreads:  The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and compete in front of the cameras. But sadly, their airplane had another idea crashing on a desert island and leaving the survivors stranded with little food, little water, and practically no eyeliner.

What's a beauty queen to do? Continue to practice for the talent portion of the program--or wrestle snakes to the ground? Get a perfect tan--or learn to run wild? And what should happen when the sexy pirates show up?
My Thoughts:  The premise of this book is hilarious and for awhile I really enjoyed this book.  It is sarcastic and makes fun of beauty pageants which cracked me up.  But, it got old after awhile.  I think this book would have been much better if it hadn't been nearly so long.  The jokes started to get old about half way through and then I kind of just waited to see if it would get good again.  It didn't.  The ending was not that great and I just felt really let down when it was over.  In the beginning, I really liked the character of Adina but even she seemed kind of annoying and shallow by the end.  I kind of feel bad that I didn't enjoy this book more because I really wanted to like it.  3 stars.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the honest review! I hate it when books let you down in the end...maybe I'll skip this one. Happy Reading!


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