Chris Bellows is just trying to get through high school and survive being the only stepchild in the social-climbing Fontaine family, whose recently diminished fortune hasn’t dimmed their desire to mingle with Upper East Side society. Chris sometimes feels more like a maid than part of the family. But when Chris’s stepsister Kimberly begins dating golden boy J. J. Kennerly, heir to a political dynasty, everything changes. Because Chris and J. J. fall in love . . . with each other.
With the help of a new friend, Coco Chanel Jones, Chris learns to be comfortable in his own skin, let himself fall in love and be loved, and discovers that maybe he was wrong about his step-family all along. All it takes is one fairy godmother dressed as Diana Ross to change the course of his life.
My Fairy Godmother is a Drag Queen is a Cinderella retelling for the modern reader. The novel expertly balances issues like sexuality, family and financial troubles, and self-discovery with more lighthearted moments like how one rogue shoe can launch a secret, whirlwind romance and a chance meeting with a drag queen can spark magic and light in a once dark reality.
|Publisher:||Sky Pony Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||14 Years|
About the Author
David Clawson attended the USC Graduate Screenwriting Program, where he received the Jack Oakie Comedy Writing Award, a 20th Century Fox Fellowship, and had his sitcom pilot, BALANCING ACTS, produced. David teaches screenwriting at the LMU School of Film and Television. This is his first novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a good book. I got really involved and cared for the characters. Chris and JJ and their families and Coco were heartwarming people and I thought this modern retelliing of the Cinderella story was original. This book is a keeper.
Very cute but also more than a bit trite
A fun read
When I first saw the cover I was a bit doubtful, afraid that it was going to be stereotypical fetishy nonsense as I've come to expect from popular YA gay romance. But instead I fell in love with this book. While the love story is a bit rushed and the ending a little too fairy tale perfect this book was the perfect read for someone trying to understand being a teenager in love (with some complications) and in need of some hope for the happy ending we all deserve. <3