Boy Queen

George Lester

Ages 12+
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06 August 2020
9781529042115
400 pages
Synopsis

Fall wig first into a world of big hair, high heels and even higher stakes in George Lester's debut novel Boy Queen.

Life's a drag until you try . . .


Robin Cooper’s life is falling apart.

While his friends prepare to head off to University, Robin is looking at a pile of rejection letters from drama schools up and down the country, and facing a future without the people he loves the most. Everything seems like it’s ending, and Robin is scrabbling to find his feet.

Unsure about what to do next and whether he has the talent to follow his dreams, he and his best friends go and drown their sorrows at a local drag show, where Robin realizes there might be a different, more sequinned path for him . . .

With a mother who won't stop talking, a boyfriend who won't acknowledge him and a best friend who is dying to cover him in glitter make up, there's only one thing for Robin to do: bring it to the runway.

A funny, sparkly, and joyful celebration of drag! Boy Queen celebrates the power of community and shows how finding your people can help you find yourself. I loved it!

Alice Oseman, author of Heartstopper

This book will be enjoyable for both diehards and newbies to drag. It’s full of fun, sass, and heart. Hang on to your wig
because it will be snatched!

Dean Atta, author of The Black Flamingo

A hilarious, exhilarating, touching debut novel, filled with failure, self-discovery, resilience and glitter.

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