Review: Boy Queen by George Lester

Boy QueenBoy Queen by George Lester
Genre: Contemporary
Published by: Macmillan
Pages: 400
Release date: 06/08/2020
Rating: ★★★★★
Where to find: Goodreads | Waterstones
Summary: 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 realises 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.

Boy Queen by George Lester is a sparkling debut full of big hair, big heels and even bigger hearts.

I received an ARC of Boy Queen through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Holy guacamole peeps, this book was amazing. Right from the start, I was hooked. It was so quick to get through because I didn’t want to stop reading.

I’ve never read a book about a drag queen, or featuring drag, before, so this was a new experience for me, and it was one that I absolutely loved. It was so nice to go along with Robin on his journey of discovering drag and gaining his confidence back.

Can we talk about Robin’s friends for a minute? I loved them so much. I really felt while reading this that Natalie and Greg really cared about Robin and wanted the best for him. There were just so many characters to love in this book, including Seth, Robin’s mum, Robin, a sales assistant, all the drag queens.

I just loved everything about this book and I really can’t wait to see what else George comes out with.

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