Queen B

Queen B

by Laura Peyton Roberts
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Queen B by Laura Peyton Roberts

“Hilarious light reading for any girl pestered by peer pressure.” —bn.com

To B or to Bee?

Cassie Howard has been second best all her life, but as Snow Queen runner-up—with a cute new boyfriend, to boot—she’s determined to reach new social heights this semester. The time has come to move from Queen B to Queen Bee.

But how is she supposed to fly when life keeps pinching her wings? Her lovesick brother is determined to mortify her in public. She’s in charge of her school’s talentless talent show, where at any moment someone could pull back the curtain and expose her (many) insecurities. The people she cares about most are mad at her. (Again.) And her nemesis, Sterling, has an evil new clone, one who’s making a hobby of humiliating Cassie—and a beeline for Cassie’s boyfriend.

Does being popular mean you have to sting like a bee? Or can a girl become queen without losing her honey?

Let the buzz begin!


“Short chapters with cute titles . . . imagine a novelized blend of Pretty in Pink and Mean Girls.” —Booklist

“A fun read that should appeal to teens going through the first joys and trials of young love.” —KLIATT, starred review

“A super summer read.” —Sweet 16

A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

A Flamingnet Top Choice Award Winner


For the first time in my life, I have an actual shot at being someone at school. I’ve always been more of a Queen B than a Queen Bee—you know, B as in not A. Second tier. (Fine, if you have to get technical, sometimes even lower.) But this year, out of nowhere, I have a chance to be a real Queen Bee.

Not that I intend to be snobby, or cliquish, or any of the other rude things sometimes stapled to that label.

I just want people to love me.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151541565
Publisher: Laura Peyton Roberts
Publication date: 02/19/2015
Series: The Queen Companion Novels , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 361
Sales rank: 443,861
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Laura Peyton Roberts is the author of numerous books for teens and tweens, including the Clearwater Crossing series, GHOST OF A CHANCE, THE QUEEN OF SECOND PLACE, QUEEN B, GREEN, and WALK ON WATER. Visit her at www.LauraPeytonRoberts.com.

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Queen B 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mahayla Segura More than 1 year ago
LOTS OF SPELLING ERRORS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
jjsmithers More than 1 year ago
loved it! she thinks like a lot of girls in real life. i could connect with cassie
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
QUEEN B is the companion novel to Ms. Roberts's THE QUEEN OF SECOND PLACE. I haven't read the first book, which made me a little nervous when I started to read QUEEN B. Well, I had no need to be nervous because this stands up very well on its own.

The heroine, Cassie Howard, is a flawed but normal teenager who believes that her talent is coming in second place. She spends the whole novel making very big mistakes because she does things without thinking. She has a remarkably patient "hot" boyfriend who she just wants to hear say that he loves her. Her best friend is Hayley, who is also very patient with Cassie, but never lets Cassie get off the hook for stupid things that she has done.

My favorite characters are the gang of popular girls, Sterling Carter, Tiffi,and Ros. Ros is Sterling's best friend, but since she is dating a boy in Cassie's crowd she travels between the two groups, which lets the reader--and Cassie--get insight into the character of Sterling.

Cassie also has problems at home when her dad decides to quit his job because there are no vacations and he becomes a house-husband. Her mother hits the roof and there is tension in the home. Cassie inadvertently lets her grandmother, who doesn't get along with her mother, know what is happening and Grandma comes out to "save" the family. I really believe that grandma is the most intelligent character in the story and I enjoyed her manipulation of her daughter and son-in-law. Her little brother, Trevor, an eighth grader, is having love problems and doesn't want people to know that he can also cook and sew.

I really liked going into Cassie's world. She was making all kinds of mistakes but also learning from them. Most of the characters in QUEEN B aren't flat but have many layers. I especially love the haiku written by Cassie that ends many of the chapters. I also loved the chapter names such as Cupidity, Kiss Off, and Weirdly Normal. Most of them were plays on ideas and words, which I especially enjoy! There also were brilliant lessons to be learned by Cassie and which I believe that we all need to remember.

So buzz by your library, book store, or wherever you get your books and pick up a copy of QUEEN B.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pretty good book just a little long. Very relatable had a cute ending it was okay not a real page turner takes a few pages to suck you in
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is anything a teen would like to read, its full with love, life, hapiness, and choices. I could not put this book down after the first few pages and i read it in 3 days. It was truly a great book. It tells you a great message, which i thought was to always be yourself and dont act like someone else! I loved this book!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Writer Roberts has crafted a manuscript filled with remarkable characters, distinctive settings and memory producing happenings. High School talent shows were and are an evening filled with proud parents, apprehensive performers and worried show producers. Teens were and are some of the most interesting of all people. One minute a teen is on top of the world and the next they are in the depths of misery. Cassie is a fun character to read as she plows forward from one catastrophe to another. Situations presented on the pages of Queen B are offered in enough detail to transport the reader into the location. Dialogue, as well as Cassie¿s ruminations moves the narrative along as we follow a preoccupied Cassie from one calamity to another. She doesn¿t really mean to be nonsensical, however the lure of hoped for popularity and what it holds is powerful. Kids tend to view life and problems much differently than do most adults, certainly. We grown-up types tend to not recall we thought and acted as do teens when we were that age, and with our selective memory we remember ourselves behaving and thinking in such adult manner. Language use by the author is energizing to read: I especially enjoyed the lack of graphic sexual innuendo and profanity so widespread among many teens today.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book so much. though it was a little long (just over 350 pages) its well worth it! This is a good summer read. (even though it doesnt take place ne where near summer) I still enjoyed this book and I hope yall do to!