My Fairy Godmother Is a Drag Queen
My Fairy Godmother is a Drag Queen by David Clawson is a wonderfully fun twist on the traditional Cinderella fairy tale. Christopher is a young man just coming into his own his senior year in high school, living with his step-mother, -sister, and -brother in their run-down high-society home. When he sneaks into the yearly autumnal ball, he runs into New York’s most eligible young man, and they fall head over heels, with just one problem: neither of them is out of the closet yet.
Clawson does a fantastic job of keeping the story believable and the characters multidimensional, including Duane/Coco the drag queen and fashion designer who quickly becomes Chris’s best friend. What I find most admirable about this story is that it takes an incredibly hard situation of two young men struggling with their sexual identities and embeds it flawlessly in the ageless tale of love and shoes. It is told in an extremely accessible way and maintains a perfect level of intimacy for its readership. And for all that it is written for a younger audience, adults will find its innocence and honesty refreshing and enjoyable. Definitely a page-turner that will have you asking for more.
Sky Pony Press