Reviewed by Milly 14 yrs. old - Book Reviewer and Sometimes BakerAs my sister pointed out we are doing the A~Z challenge.
I'm reviewing today B for Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. When I read this book I actually listened to it on audible and found out something that rarely happens, it was read by Libba Bray!
Beauty Queens is about a, well, Bunch of beauty queens who are flying on their way to the next Pageant. But on the journey the plane crash lands into a deserted island. Everyone is dead except a handful of happy, beautiful, good hearted girls who wouldn't hurt a fly. After all, we are reminded at the beginning of the book that this is a happy book, filled with nice things, as all books for girls should be. Yeah right!
Follow these girls as they blow up snakes, make camp out of ball gowns, get food and SURVIVE (even without makeup!). And that's not all they have to face, there seems to be someone else on the island, what will they do when even their sponsors want them dead. This is a fun adventure with non stop comedy.
One of the things I really like about this book is the way it breaks down our society's expectations of what it means to be a girl and how girl's SHOULD behave. My favourite character is Tiara - read it, or better still let Libba Bray read it to you, she does an awesome job!
I rate this to of 5 paper dolls:
Today I'm making Warm milk. it's what every beauty queen needs for a good night's sleep.
Step 1. pour the milk into a mug.
Step 2. add 1 or 2 teaspoons of sugar (depending on your sweet tooth).
Step 3. pour in a tea spoon of vanilla essence.
Step 4. put in microwave for 30 sec. and stir.
Step 5. put in for a further 30 sec. or until warm.
Step 6. sprinkle cinnamon on top.
Step 7. drink and enjoy!