Thursday, April 19, 2012

Q- Queens

Beauty Queens Q is for Beauty Queens. In this book a plane of beauty pageant contestants lands on an island in a plane crash.  I think this book is one of the funnies books I've read. There are a number of diverse characters in this book as the contestants represent many different regions.  There is the contestant who pretends to have a valley girl accent until it's discovered that she's not the dumb valley girl.  There is a transgendered character who is competing in the pageant as well. On the island, without the pressure to be who society thinks they should be, the girls in this book are allowed to be who they want to be.

If you were a contestant in a pageant what would your talent be?

6 comments:

Naina Gupta said...

Wow this book sounds interesting. Like a Battle Royale/Lord of the Flies full of pretty people.

My talent would be ... I don't know, I didn't keep up with any sports from my childhood. I used to be a pretty good swimmer, but you can't do that on stage.

Jennifer Hoffine said...

LOVE this book! It definitely makes my "Best YA" list.

Julie Hedlund said...

I really MUST read this book, as I loved Going Bovine.

Julie said...

What a funny concept for a book. I have to read it. :D

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

I'd probably play piano. This book sounds like a fun read.

Daisy Carter said...

I'd probably do a snarky stand-up routine about the evils of pageantry (a definite crowd/judge pleaser!). This is a great book - all hail Libba Bray!