Recommendation: Freak Show

P.J. recommends…

Freak Show

Freak Show by James St. James tells the story of a young drag queen thrown into a conservative high school. This book breaks gender stereotypes in several different ways. It’s a great read, especially for teenagers or young adults interested in genderqueer subjects. Billy Bloom, the protagonist, is referred to using both male and female pronouns throughout the book.
By running for homecoming queen, Billy’s classmates really learn about discrimination, judgment, and even gender stereotypes. James St. James, who is a fantastic writer, teaches the reader that gender doesn’t have to fit into a certain label. Read this book.

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Posted by on July 14th, 2009 at 08:00 am

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