Shocking facts about child beauty pageants
Birthdays of a Princess by Helga ZeinerWow! Shockingly good!
It is very hard to describe a book like this as being exceptionally good. When reading books like these, words that come to mind are usually - horrifying, terrible, sad, painful, and I can think of a dozen others. This story is all of those, but it was written so well, even as the horrific details unfold I could not put it down! I know that horrible things like this do happen to young girls but in my little world - I like to not think of such things. This book opens it all up.
This is going to be one of my favorite books of the year.
The chapters take turns with the Point-of-view, so every other chapter or so you are hearing right from the heart of Tiara. And boy does this girl get into your heart. I dont know if I have ever felt so much for a character before. What happens to her was so horrible, and I do know that this is fiction, but honestly it brings tears to my eyes just writing this review.
The character development was so good you surprisingly also fall in love with the detective who is investigating her case and also her psychiatrist. All the characters personalities are developed so well.
This book was good right from page one. It absolutely had me hooked. And I loved the ending! In a word - Amazing!
I had never read anything by this author before, had not even heard of her. Now I am doing research and scrambling to find more books by her. If this one was that good her others must be at least as good. I very highly recommend this book, it is very suspenseful and gripping.
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Even in the early s, May Queens were selected during European May Day celebration as symbols of wholesomeness and beauty. It takes a whole lot to be a beauty queen, and not just a strict diet and exercise: you also need to have a lot of dedication and practice. In fact, up to three-fourths of all beauty pageant contestants hire coaches to help them become winners in competition.
42 Sleazy Facts About The Wild World Of Beauty Pageants
Beauty is only skin deep, but diamond tiaras are forever. Thanks to the big contests like Miss World and Miss America, most of us have a very specific, bikini-clad vision of what it means to be a beauty queen. In reality, there are as many different kinds of beauty pageants as there are ways to be beautiful. But with great beauty comes great responsibility. Just what does it cost to look that good? And what do monkeys have to do with the sordid history of beauty pageants in the USA? Adjust that sash and practice that catwalk to these 42 shocking facts about beauty pageants.
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One can certainly argue that child beauty pageantry is nothing more than a form of playing dress-up and having a good time. Yet, there does seem to be a difference between the good old-fashioned fun of putting on pearls, lipstick, and a sparkly dress and being made to dress like a "sexy" Las Vegas showgirl. Which begs the question: what is the actual truth behind the psychology of childhood beauty pageants, and how do they ultimately impact the development of young girls? Read on to find out what some experts, some parents, and some former contestants think about the whole issue. When the television series Toddlers and Tiaras premiered, it almost immediately became a major point of contention. The program's detractors accused its adult participants of a range of highly questionable behavior.