Title Profile & Character Information

Freak Show

Annotation
Inspired by his own experience, adult author ("Disco Bloodbath") and media personality James St. James makes his YA debut with this novel about a young drag queen who makes a grand entrance into a conservative high school.

Awards
2007  School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

Characters
NameBloom, Billy
GenderMale
OccupationStudent
TraitGay

GenreYoung adult fiction
Psychological
Coming of age
    --Gay
TopicsGay youth
Identity
Moving
Children of divorced parents
Peer pressure
High school students
Bullies
Sexual identity
Life changes
Social outcasts
SettingDarien, Connecticut
Fort Lauderdale, Florida