Beauty Queen

Beauty Queen

by Linda Glovach
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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 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.

"Writing the book, I saw my old dope dealer and bought $1,500 worth of pure heroin—Brown Gold—and started shooting up ten times a day to get the feel of the book. 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."
— Linda Glovach

Young Adults' Choices for 2000 (IRA)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062051615
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/1998
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 13 - 12 Years

About the Author

Linda Glovach lives in Sea Cliff, NY.

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Beauty Queen 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was definitely worth a look. It follows Sam's harrowing descent into herion addiction, and a dangerous man who plays with her mind and her heart. You see a girl, filled with dreams of becoming an ambitious actress stumble across a degrading job at a night club. If I could, I'd give it 6 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book!  It is definitely a must read, it is emotional without being sappy! 
noonikki More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. It gets right to the point after about twenty pages. My only downfall is that it was so short.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i've only just started the book but i think it is amazing! very good read. and it was shipped and at my door super fast! i ordered this book the day after christmas and i got it today on the 29t. highly recommended!
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I originally read this book in 6th or 7th grade, I'm not a junior and have read this book hundreds of times. I don't think I can express how much I truly love this book; I wish I could say I truly relate to the book but I don't. I think what caught my eye was just that she was so dramatic and gave to herself up so many times into temptation. It's a great book for anyone really.
ReaderBeeLA More than 1 year ago
This book is somewhat short and I didn't know if I wanted to read it at first but the story was amazing. I felt like I was the character. I understood why she did the things she did. I felt the feelings she was feeling. I understood to a certain extent why people use drugs and why they use so much or what is going on but I had no idea until I read the book. It was a good book.
JazzyJess More than 1 year ago
I like the way that the book is written, I think that it makes it seem like someones real diary. The writter makes you really feel like you know the Main girl in the story. I think that it really shows the strugles that alot of people go through in life. I couldn't put this book down. I think that this is a great book for any young adult to read. I am going to have my friends and family read it as well.
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-Love_Books- More than 1 year ago
This book was a bit suprising. I didn't think it would end the way it did, I thought everything would be alright in the end, right? Wrong. It was most definitly not alright. If you have a drug addict friend, especially girls, give this to them and force them to read till the very last page!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was terrible. For one, this girl is weak, and talks like she's in 8th grade. There are no moments to help us feel the more vivid image of this story. Moreover, nothing more than a below-exceptional character development. I do not recommend this book on any standards.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is a very good read to me although i only read the sample it was very good and i would recommend it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an Amazing book on what the truth is to people with a drug addiction. For once I was able to turn thepage and Actually like a book that to me is based on a Character that is like everyone who is under the Addiction of any type of drug. She shows that its completely hard to quit and is determined to keep doing it even at the cost at her own life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a very gooooooood book. If I could give this book 10 stars i surely will. Thats how much I adore this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Weak plot and central character. Even before Sam started shooting heroin, she spoke like she was 13 rather than 19. For me she seemed very childish. I did like the diary writing style, but it moved very quickly, one minute she's talking about her drunk mother and her sleezy boyfriend, the next she's a stripper and addict. I understand life moves pretty fast, but with books, they need to be descriptive, paint us a better picture. This was one of the weakest books i've ever read about substance abuse.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW! this book was great, it was very knowlageable and spine chilling! i think it teaches a good lesson!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very intence. I read it under 1 week. It gets you reading on and on and you can't stop. The way the author explains all of the demonstrations ofdoing heroin is very unbelieveable. It just gives you this shock that you just want to keep on reading to find out what happens next.I would give this book 10 stars if I could. Just go on and buy it. You'll love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beauty Queen gave me the chills from the back of my neck, through my body and all the way to my finger tips as I turned the page and read subconsciously the paragraphs where she injected heroin into her veins. This amazing story is about a 19 year old girl named Samantha, all she wanted was to live on her own instead of being confined to a house where her step dad was getting to friendly and her mother drinking all day. All she needed to do was get a better job because the fat food restaurant wasn¿t cutting it she wanted to get out of that job. That when her and her best friend decided to go job hut, with little luck they ended up in a topless bar. There were two job openings a bartender and a dancer. Her friend got the bartending job and she was left with the dancing on tables for money. She wasn¿t sure if she was going to be able to do that, but she knew that they be making a lot of money, so she gave it a try. Finally her first working day came she went to the bar early to practice with the rest of the dancers. The time came when all the customers arrived and she had to put out a show. She was doing alright but when the time came to take off her top she couldn¿t. She went to the bathroom where she seen one of the dancers named Widow she was in the stall injecting something in her veins. Samantha been curious asked her what it was and she told her that it was heroin. And that she does it to get the courage to take off her top. Since Samantha was in the same situation she asked Widow if she could get some. As soon as she injected it she felt like she enters heaven. She went out there and put out a great show that she made money more than what she earn at the fast food restaurant in weeks in just one night. Temptations get to you and her was getting money ever since then she had to get some from widow, most of her money went to heroin. Samantha had this diary that she wrote I every day and she had problems in her love life every day she talks about how she was hurt until she met this guy in the bar that she started dating. Ever since she met him her life started changing. This book teaches you a good lesson that once you¿re addicted to drugs you mess up your future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down at all. I usually read books really slow but this book I read in one day. This book helped me with my drug addiction and made me cry for 2 hours after reading it. It was such a great book and such a great piece of Literature, that I have told all my friends about it. I have been drug free for 4 months now and I¿ve never felt better. Not to mention I want to write a book about my experiences with drugs so that maybe I can help somebody like this book helped me. I also want to be a drug counselor when I get older so I can tell teens about my drug experience to help them over come there drug abuse. This book was ten times better than, 'GO ASK ALICE'. Wich i read over 35 times in one year.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I read it all in one day, which, on my part, was an amazing feat. This is one of the only books where I felt so attatched to the story that I acctually cried. This is a very excellent novel, very interesting for people and kids a like that are interested, like I was, about drug addiction.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not what so ever put this book down for the life of me. I am a read but one of them slow types. so i don't read book as quickly as others but this one i read faster than one. I you are thinking of reading this book please do. You could see another persons point of view see how see feeling thoughout her drama.