Title Profile & Character Information

Freak Show

Annotation
Billy Bloom is gay, but it’s mostly theoretical, as he hasn’t had much experience. When he has to move to Florida, he can’t believe his bad luck. His new school is a mix of Bible Belles, Aberzombies, and Football Heroes, none of which are exactly his type. Billy’s efforts to fit in and stand out at the same time are both hilarious and heartrending. In this novel from adult author and media personality James St. James, readers are in for a wild ride as he tells Billy’s fascinating story of bravado, pain, and unexpected love, inspired by his own experiences.


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