Beauty Queens – By Libba Bray

June 1, 2012

Okay, so before I begin, I have to say that I really wanted to like this book, and that I think this book has a lot of potential. However, there were a few stylistic issues that I could not overcome (too many capslocks, too many “likes” and “alls” and things that make me feel like I’m totally out of touch with your average teenager, though it’s only been a couple of years since I’ve been one myself). If the author sounds familiar, it’s because she wrote the Gemma Doyle trilogy (the first book being¬†A Great and Terrible Beauty). Unfortunately, I didn’t like those books, despite a myriad of my like-minded friends telling me that I’d love it. Anyway, I think that the issues that Beauty Queens tackles are really good, and though I couldn’t make it through all of it, I thought it deserved a review based on sheer audacity of topic and interesting characters.

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