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Teen Reviews: My Fairy Godmother is a Drag Queen and Maud

27/11/2017

Posted on behalf of Nepean Centrepointe TAG member, Cat. 

 

My Fairy Godmother is a Drag Queen

by David Clawson

 

Chris Bellows is tired. Tired of trying to get through high school. Tired of being treated as a maid by his oh so snobbish, social-climbing step family, The Fontaines.  Tired of the never-ending Upper East Side society parties. Tired, tired, tired! To make it all worst, his stepsister, Kimberly, begins dating THE J. J. Kennerly: heir to a political dynasty and obviously the golden boy. It isn’t long before his life is turned upside down as he falls in love with his stepsister’s boyfriend and has his feeling reciprocated. With the help of his new friend, Coco Chanel Jones, and, of course, his very own fairy godmother, drag queen “Diana Ross”, Chris learns to be true to himself and falls in love along the way. Without further delay, welcome to Chris Bellows’ fairy tale.

 

A contemporary retelling of the beloved classic, Cinderella, My Fairy Godmother is a Drag Queen by David Clawson is a quirky and lighthearted read. The unpredictable moments of hilarity, while counterbalanced with the dealing of much more serious issues such as sexuality, family and financial troubles, are sure to keep you laughing and turning the pages until the very end.

 

I give this novel a 3 out of five stars and would recommend it to teens looking for something lighter to spark some magic in their lives. I (personally) don’t think that you can ever go wrong with a whirlwind romance that started with a rogue shoe, involves a drag queen and ends like a fairy tale. This novel is recommended for ages 13 and up.

 cover image of the book. a blue, sparkly background with a grey NYC skyline

 

Maud

By Melanie J. Fishbane

 

Fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery has a dream – well…technically two; to go to college and to become a writer, just like her idol Louisa May Alcott. However, living with her unsupportive grandparents on Prince Edward Island, it seems to her as though it will stay only a dream. Luckily, she has others who support her: her teacher, her friends and the smartest boy in the school – whom she is forbidden to have a relationship with – Nate, the Baptist minister’s stepson. But as life is constantly changing, Maud is, one day, sent away to live with her father, his new wife and her new stepsister. With second chances right before her eyes, it seems to her as though the future is bright. But, she forgets that it only takes a couple seconds to lose everything.

 

A biography of the beloved author of the Anne of Green Gables Series, Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane, explores the life of L.M. Montgomery. The seemingly lacking plot is made up by the exceptionally accurate research, the realism of the characters and their relationships and the emotional events. This novel is a truly fantastic reliving of L.M. Montgomery’s creations, spiced up with its own twists and turns.

 

I give this novel 3.5 stars out of five and would recommend it to fans of L. M. Montgomery. After all, there is nothing quite like reading a well-done tribute to your childhood favorites. This novel is recommended for ages 13 and up.

cover image of Maud, leafy vines and white flowers on a black background

Image: Maud

Maud

A Novel
By Fishbane, Melanie J.
Image: Maud

Maud

A Novel
By Fishbane, Melanie J.