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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Beauty Queen by Linda Glovach. Beauty Queen by Linda Glovach. I felt the prick of the needle, but only for a second, because this great rush of warmth quickly followed, encompassing my whole body from my toes right up to the top hair on my head.
I couldn't move for a minute as she guided the needle in and out of my vein. When she was done, I felt like I had entered heaven. I looked in the mirror and felt beautiful and confident. I fe I felt the prick of the needle, but only for a second, because this great rush of warmth quickly followed, encompassing my whole body from my toes right up to the top hair on my head. I felt this great peace, at last, a warmth, and I knew that everything was going to be okay—and really always had been.
Like time had stopped and I was floating on a cloud. Well, I did, all right. I ended up in Glen Cove General, almost dead.
In truth, you make a deal with the Devil. He takes away your pain, but he owns you. You live for the next fix. After a while, it's totally physical; your body has to have it. But I'm off it for good. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published October 9th by HarperTeen first published September 18th More Details Original Title. Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Beauty Queen , please sign up.
Does anybody know where I can buy this book at?!?!? Oxalis It is available on Amazon. See 1 question about Beauty Queen…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Beauty Queen. Feb 05, Michelle rated it liked it. This is a very hard book to rate because I am on the fence about it. I know that is very strange, but every character in this book pissed me off with their crap excuses. The main character was dumber than a box of rocks, her best friend was in denial, her mother was a drunk who had taken up with a perv, her boss ignored the bad stuff going on, her boyfriend was a POS, and the one person I a This is a very hard book to rate because I am on the fence about it.
The main character was dumber than a box of rocks, her best friend was in denial, her mother was a drunk who had taken up with a perv, her boss ignored the bad stuff going on, her boyfriend was a POS, and the one person I almost liked, Angelo, did not do enough to save Sam who was the main character.
Sam did nothing to help herself. I personally thought she was an over indulged spoiled brat who wanted the easy life, but didn't think she had to work hard to get it. She had the resources to make something of herself and avoid the path she went down, but her motivation to do so was not there. I won't give anything else away, but expect to either be quite angry or quite sad.
The story is told in diary format like the book, Go Ask Alice. It's easy to read and with only pages long you can probably breeze right on through it in a day. View all 11 comments. Aug 07, Pepper rated it it was ok.
A teenage stripper happens to come across another stripper shooting up heroin and decides pretty much right there on the spot to try it. This teenage girl grew up with an alcoholic mom and she makes it sound as if she does not want to go down that road, so instead alcohol she chooses an even lower way of life and shoots up heroin. Nobody around her seems to mind her habit, maybe with the exception of her best A teenage stripper happens to come across another stripper shooting up heroin and decides pretty much right there on the spot to try it.
Nobody around her seems to mind her habit, maybe with the exception of her best friend who's angry and stays away - does not reach out to try to help the addict in any way. Unrealistic story, rushed and shallow. Easy enough to read but a bit frustrating, jumping from journal entry to journal entry with no depth to the characters. There are way better books out there about heroin, save yourself some money and skip this one.
Aug 24, Terry rated it it was ok Shelves: thin-reads , gritty. For a decade, students in my Junior English classes have come upon this slim volume and really enjoyed it. Like A Child Called "It" , this is a book that reluctant-reading teens can get through and feel the same rhapsody that adult readers find in literature. Because of this, I appreciate what the book can do; it can kick-start a reader.
The story is simple enough, which is its appeal for its audience. It seems to be Sam's diary. She is a nineteen year old girl who is transpare For a decade, students in my Junior English classes have come upon this slim volume and really enjoyed it. She is a nineteen year old girl who is transparently simple: mom's a drunk, dad is gone, step-dad makes creepy suggestions whenever he's alone with her, she hates her job cooking at the local chicken joint, she loves her diabetic dog.
She moves out, becomes a stripper and heroin user on the same page, 44 in my edition. She gets a mob boyfriend and a dirty-cop boyfriend. She shoots more smack than Keith Richards. The entire thing takes less than pages. The story is formulaic in the extreme. If the reader wants character development, nuance, or elegant - even workman-like - writing, this isn't the place to go. There are many better books about addiction.
There are many better books about lost teen girls. But if Recovery Road and Riding in Cars with Boys and Girl, Interrupted and The Perks of Being a Wallflower are too long, too slow, and too deep, this is a straight-line morality tale that can hook a non-reader.
View all 4 comments. Shelves: b-fiction , y-a , couldn-t-finish-yuck. This is just plain terrible. I'm not sure how old this author was when this was written but I have no doubt that the average year-old could have written a better book. Not only does Glovach give a step-by-step how-to on how to cook and inject heroin, the diary entries are horrible. Childish when the character is supposed to be years-old, written poorly overall, etc. This is for young adults? I'm so happy that there are books like this available to our children.
God forbid they grow up without direction on cooking up shots of heroin. Glovach should be ashamed of herself. I've never read a book that I thought should be "banned" but this comes awfully close. View all 5 comments. Jan 20, Vicki rated it liked it. Sam is a 19 year-old MC who has so many dysfunctional relationships: a drunken alcoholic mom, a step-dad who is obviously a creepy pervert, an absent biological father, and so she insinuates herself into a life of stripping and a "beautiful" relationship with heroin, which is considered one of, if not the most, difficult drugs to get off of.
It's a fairly predictable story, nothing really unique or new about it.
Seller Rating:. About this Item: HarperTeen. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library.
Beauty Queen by Linda Glovach