Boy Queen by George Lester
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.
'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.' - Guardian
'I enjoyed being a part of Robin's world, watching him hope, and fail, and recalibrate, just as we all have to do. It’s about picking yourself up, dusting yourself off and getting over knockbacks – the hard lessons awaiting everyone as they reach adulthood. There’s a message here about not only being true to yourself, but being there for others and lifting them up – everyone needs a shot at centre-stage. BOY QUEEN has drama, charm, and warmth, and George Lester has created a cast of characters you’ll miss as soon as it’s over.' - Justin Myers, The Guyliner
Published: 06 August 2020