Freak Show by James St. James audiobook

Freak Show

By James St. James
Read by Ben Estes , Suzanne Toren , Tracey Petrillo , and Caitlin Kelly

Hachette Original, Hachette Book Group 9780142412312
8.42 Hours 1
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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 is able to take a stand for outcasts and underdogs everywhere in his own outrageous, over-the-top, sad, funny, brilliant, and unique way.

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Summary

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 is able to take a stand for outcasts and underdogs everywhere in his own outrageous, over-the-top, sad, funny, brilliant, and unique way.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Teenage drag queen Billy Bloom [is] perfectly and entertainingly embodied by narrator Ben Estes…The students, voiced by Suzanne Toren, Tracey Petrillo, Caitlin Kelly, and Estes, seem to surround listeners (especially if you wear headphones) as they sound out their chorus of derision, followed by praise and indifference…Musical enhancements, sprinkled throughout, and vibrant performances of supporting characters round out this fantastic production. It concludes with a new postscript from the author.” AudioFile
“A groundbreaking, eye-opening, romantic, bittersweet story of one boy’s determination to seek acceptance for who he is and right the wrongs of his world, one dress at a time.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“St. James has created an archetypal hero for outsiders and freaks.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Teens will find this romance fresh and fun, but they will also enjoy exploring complicated issues of empowerment, bigotry, self-esteem, and fear. Freak Show visits these difficult regions of adolescence with gracious candor and humor. More buoyant than weighty, this book flows as a fast-paced, snarky story of high school horrors. Mature readers will love St. James’ playful rendition of a conventional American tale.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Gutsy, funny, over-the-top Billy Bloom is a profile in courage.” Washington Post

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Author Bio: James St. James

Author Bio: James St. James

James St. James is the author of Disco Bloodbath, the Edgar Award–nominated book that was later made into the movie Party Monster, starring Macaulay Culkin and Seth Green. Hailed by Newsweek magazine as a celebutante, James was one of the original Club Kids and has been a fixture on the nightlife scene on both coasts for more than twenty years. Despite his busy social life, James manages to find time to contribute to the World of Wonder website and make numerous appearances on America’s Next Top Model, The Tyra Banks Show, and many other pop culture TV shows. James St. James lives in Los Angeles and is working on his next novel.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.42
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English