Drag Teen by Jeffery Self

Available At: Liberty High School

Categories : Cursing, LGBTQ+

Description: JT is a gay high school senior determined to get out of Clearwater, Florida, and be the first person in his family to go to college, even though he cannot figure out how to pay for it–until his friends convince him to compete in a drag teen competition where the first prize is a college scholarship.

YA Label?: No

Notes: This book contains cursing and alternate sexual identities.

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Page 1: Being gay is, in fact, one of the only things I actually like about myself. I’ve been gay since birth. I’ve never contemplated the alternate. Literally can’t.

Page 10: Page 10: I wanted to be a drag queen-or rather a drag teen,

Page 35: She pulled me into her soft chest. What Heather lacked in confidence she made up for in boob size.

Page 76: I become Bambi, nobody can hurt me. Not my family, not the drunk assholes at the bar, nobody.

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