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Freak Show

St. James, James (Paperback - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Having faced teasing that turned into a brutal attack, Christianity expressed as persecution, and the loss of his only real friend when he could no longer keep his crush under wraps, seventeen-year-old Billy Bloom, a drag queen extraordinaire, decides the only way to become fabulous again is to run for Homecoming Queen at his elite, private school near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Authors: St. James, James
Statement of Responsibility: James St. James
Title: Freak show
Publisher: New York : Speak, 2008
Characteristics: 297 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes: Originally published: 2007
Summary: Having faced teasing that turned into a brutal attack, Christianity expressed as persecution, and the loss of his only real friend when he could no longer keep his crush under wraps, seventeen-year-old Billy Bloom, a drag queen extraordinaire, decides the only way to become fabulous again is to run for Homecoming Queen at his elite, private school near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Subject Headings: Female impersonators Fiction Homosexuality Fiction Prejudices Fiction High schools Fiction Schools Fiction Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Fiction
Topical Term: Female impersonators
Homosexuality
Prejudices
High schools
Schools
ISBN: 9780142412312
0142412317
Branch Call Number: FIC S
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Jun 28, 2014
  • GlitchyKoala rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book! Funny, sad, exciting. It makes you fall in love with the main character, Billy. The author does an amazing job of describing the scenery and characters wardrobe!

sur ill giv diz book a lil luk c,y nt.........

Jul 22, 2012
  • Ellawind rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'Freak Show' is written in one of the best voices I've ever read. You feel like Billy is talking to you the whole time, gesturing wildly with his hands and by the end of the book you're best friends. An unusual choice for a main character, Billy is engaging, honest, positive even when he's down, funny, and downright memorable. Fantastic book times ten!!

Jun 14, 2012
  • Allieelly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I REALLY loved this book! The writing style is really unique and chillaxed. For some it might be hard to get used to, but for me I thought it was the most amazing thing ever. I thought the book was HILARIOUS and there are AT LEAST 15 quotable moments in it. Dang, I could quote the whole book, it was that great. So yeah, I definitely recommend it.

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"And then, after each person in the class had expressed, for the record, their level of surprise that I was a fag, then speculated on the enormity of my fagginess, they all agreed to agree to a general consensus, saying that I WAS, in effect, the biggest fag that any of them had ever seen before, and FURTHERMORE, it was to be collectively agreed upon that I was probably the biggest faggot they WOULD LIKELY EVER see. And so it was unanimous.
And lo, this brought them great joy...

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