Book Review: My Fairy Godmother Is a Drag Queen

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Celeste Bleeker, Staff Writer

I know how to discern fabulous literature from the unfabuli; therefore, trust me when I say that this is a fabulous book (as if you couldn’t tell by the title).

It’s about a boy, Chris, who is gay, but doesn’t want anyone to know. His father married into a rich family and then up and died, leaving poor Chris to fend for himself, catering to his diva sister, muscle-ridden jock of a brother, and alcoholic stepmother. While they don’t treat him terribly, they are rather neglectful towards him and his needs. This story, while not necessarily apparent at first, is a spin-off of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella, but gayer.

When the famous J.J. Kennerly starts dating his sister as a cover-up for dating Chris, things start to get tricky. With the help of drag queen, Coco Chanel Jones, Chris manages to start living his life for himself. Without giving too much away, I will say that there are definitely some flaws, cover-ups, and mistakes with this rowdy romance, filled with action, light-hearted moments, and touching moments.

My Fairy Godmother Is a Drag Queen expertly balances issues like sexuality, family and financial troubles, and self-discovery with more humorous moments like how one rogue shoe can launch a secret whirlwind romance and a chance meeting with a drag queen can spark magic and light in a once dark reality.