Saturday, June 25, 2011
Beauty Queens - Libba Bray
By Libba Bray
Bray has created a book that is equal parts ridiculous, powerful, and relevant. It is a must read, and a hilarious one. I have every belief that the teens who love this book will grow up to love Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
This is not a book written in the hand of Laurie Halse Anderson but it deserves equal space and (and love) on a teen bookshelf. Did I think that Bray went over the top? At times, but how could I not love a book with footnotes that referenced other authors and every ridiculous reality show. A book with commercial breaks for absurd (and often real) beauty products. Did I roll my eyes, look at my husband and ask "Is this sentence the most over-killed metaphor you have ever heard?" OMG, I like so totally did!
Beauty Queens will make you think about the world. It will make you question the things that are and should be important to you. My favorite part of the book was the epilogue. Let's just say I was literally dancing to the beat and it wrapped up the whole feel of the book beautifully.
Check out this interview, Libba Bray is interviewed by...Libba Bray. BUT don't read the comments because there is a huge spoiler (yes I read it before I finished the book...shoot).
**Source: Amazon Vine