As far as writing goes, Beauty Queens is very straightforward. The sentences and vocab aren't complicated, and much of the story takes place through the dialogue between the beauty queens. The lens of the narrator switches between characters a whole bunch, but it isn't hard to tell who is being focused on. The only wrench that Bray throws in occasionally are scenes and messages from The Corporation that hint at things, rather that telling you exactly what's going on. It's up to you to take the hints and guess what will eventually go down on the island.