Freak Show
Freak Show
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Annotation: Having faced teasing that turned into a brutal attack, Christianity expressed as persecution, and the loss of his only real friend when he could no longer keep his crush under wraps, seventeen-year-old Billy Bloom, a drag queen, decides the only to become fabulous again is to run for Homecoming Queen at his elite, private school near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Catalog Number: #22314
Binding Type: Perma-Bound Edition
Publisher: Penguin
Copyright Date: 2007
Edition Date: 2008
Pages: 297 p.
Availability: Special Order Only - Contact Customer Service at +1 800 637-6581 or +1 217 243-5451
ISBN: Publisher: 0-14-241231-7 Perma-Bound: 0-605-16898-9
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-14-241231-2 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-16898-5
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2006029716
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies: ALA Best Book For Young Adults , Horn Book (8/1/07) , Kirkus Reviews , Publishers Weekly , School Library Journal , Voice of Youth Advocates , Wilson's High School Catalog
Word Count: 68,051
Reading Level: 4.2
Interest Level: 9-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.2 / points: 10.0 / quiz: 114755 / grade: Upper Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.2 / points:17.0
Lexile: 660L

"Freak Show has it all. It's hilarious, sad, sexy, and glamorous—just the way life should be."--Perez Hilton

"Gutsy, funny, over-the-top Billy Bloom is a profile in courage."--The Washington Post

Meet Billy Bloom, new student at the ultra-white, ultra-rich, ultra-conservative Dwight D. Eisenhower Academy and drag queen extraordinaire. Actually, ?drag queen? does not begin to describe Billy and his fabulousness. Any way you slice it, Billy is not a typical seventeen-year-old, and the Bible Belles, Aberzombies, and Football Heroes at the academy have never seen anyone quite like him before. But thanks to the help and support of one good friend, Billy?s able to take a stand for outcasts and underdogs everywhere in his own outrageous, over-thetop, sad, funny, brilliant, and unique way.