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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Chynna Clugston's Queen Bee


Queen Bee
Originally uploaded by scout101.
Received my galley copy of Chynna Clugston's QUEEN BEE yesterday and promptly read it last night. It really is a fun book and has all the things that will appeal to tween girls - fashion, crushes and an American Idol-esque competition complete with some serious psychokinetic battle. There are plenty of Chynna-isms to keep her devoted fans happy -- the cute boy wears a London Calling t-shirt, there's cheeky references to mainstream superhero comics, one word: retro and perfectly timed slapstick humor that had me laugh out loud a few times. QUEEN BEE will be available in book stores in mid-August and will also be available on Scholastic Book Clubs in Canada and the US this Fall.

As well, fellow blogger Johanna Draper Carlson has recommended QUEEN BEE as one of her June 2005 Previews picks.

34 Comments:

  • I thought this comic book was really awesome and funny.It's missing color, though and it made me sad that I had to wait to read more about it in the second one.I'm really excited about the second one though and I expect it to be just as good as the first one.The best thing about this book was the way it related to real teens and that it was a comic.I really liked seeing all the expressions on there faces.It's easier to comprehend what's happening when there's a picture also.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:46 PM  

  • i love this book soooooo much when does the next book come out?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:31 PM  

  • its sooo super funny a must read

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:48 PM  

  • Man! That comic was awesome! I can't wait until the next one comes out! When is it coming out anyway? Well whenever it is, i can't wait! I really liked it because it kind of relates to most teens. And this comic is a real page turner! Well i hope they keep making these because they're really, really, really, really, really great! Well cya! ^_^

    By Anonymous Tawnia, at 8:09 PM  

  • Wow tihs book was amazing! I loved the pictures they were so well done. I got to see exactly what the character was thinking by the expressions on her face. I hope in the next one that Haley gets a crush on that guy! That would be so cool. I think that the red head is Haley sister!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:30 PM  

  • Chynna, I love you! Have my babies!! X3
    Not nearly as crude as Blue Monday, but I loves it still.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:32 AM  

  • i luv this book! its sooo awsome.i can't wait to read the next book. You did a great job Chynna.This book really relates to being a teenager. When is the next book coming out? i hope the next book is as much exciting as the first one. great job once again!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:57 PM  

  • I bought this book for my daughter who hates to read! She read this book in one evening! She loved it and related to the girls. I wish there were more books like this one to keep her interested. When do the next Queen Bee books come available and where do I buy them.

    By Anonymous Grandma, at 5:54 PM  

  • is this a cuntinuing series because I think Alexa and Haley might be sisters because they have the same locket and they sort of look a like,so please work on "Queen Bee part2"
    love,big fan Alli.

    By Anonymous Alli, at 5:53 PM  

  • i just love your book queen bee i have read it so many times!!!my favorite
    character is haily and jasper.i am your number 1 fan.so when is part2 coming out of queen bee?or are you making another one.

    from your biggest fan nikole

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:44 PM  

  • Queen Bee is such an awsome book I read it at least 7 times and that a lot snice I'm only 12.Any ways that book is so good and Alexa and Haley are alike in some ways don't you think?Any who when it came out at my schools book fair I bought it right away so please post if you know when the next book comes out ^__^

    And I think I'm it's biggest fan but you never know...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:43 PM  

  • hi my name is candiss and i read the book and it really funny if you did not the the comic book called queen bee you should get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:53 PM  

  • i luv ya comic book n da story line. I wish i could draw lke u, im still practicin and i hope u can rite another book bout Queen Bee! GOOD LUCK FOR THE FUTURE!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:25 AM  

  • I'm definately the #1 fan. I read this interview with c.c. and she said she'd really would've love to have seen the book in color, since some guy did a great job on the cover. Actully, I'm coloring my copy with special markers that don't leak through the pages or leave marks on the oppsite page.
    I really can't wait until the next one comes out. I even tryed to look it up online, but Chynna Clugston still hasn't made;or finished;the second book yet! I even looked online for coloring pages for my sis&I. Infact I wish I could ask if she'd been following me around!!!!! This story is a perfect example of my thrid-grade years. I am just like Haley. A normal girl. I even look like her with freckles! This total queen bee of thrid grade, Kylie, is like popular-mean girl Alexa. Even Ky looks like Alexa. We were friends, but then Aleigha (girl like anjie) set a rumor so we couldn't be friends + it got Kylie all mad at me, just because Aleigha was jealous or something. And I was the new girl just trying to make friends for goodness sake!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:08 AM  

  • This is a wonderful book! I loved it and have read it over and over! The drawings are so great, I can just imagine the characters moving in the ways that are shown. The plot is great, I'm really in suspense here! When's the next one comeing out?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:00 PM  

  • This was an awesome plot and very original! I know there has to be a sequel coming out from that ending!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:23 PM  

  • this the like the best graphic novel EVAR!!!!! can't w8 for the next one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:28 PM  

  • O.k., so we know that Haley and Alexa are sisters and we know that there's going to be a sequel to the book. But, I still have a lot of unanswered questions! Like, why was Haley abandoned? Why do Haley and Alexa have physco-whatchamacallit powers? Is Alexa still with her birth family, or is she adopted, too? Why is Alexa being mean to Haley? What will they say when they find out they are sisters? Most importantly, when will the sequel come out already?!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:33 PM  

  • I ove this book u should read it 4 sure!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:18 PM  

  • I took this book frm my school library today 5-3-07 and i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:26 PM  

  • I met Chynna earlier 2day she said there might be a 2nd one and she is not finished yet.It is soooo obvious that Haely and Alexa are sisters. Jasper and Haely are such a good couple.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:02 PM  

  • u ALL know that Alexa and Haley are sisters eh?
    And Haley and Jasper are a cute couple?
    yeah.
    and
    ...........................
    ....................
    do any of u guys play maplestory?
    i LUV it.
    ok???????
    ANSER ME!
    my character is in bera and whisper me my in game name (ign is IWantNX11
    BUDDY ME OR WHISP ME.
    also,
    relly.
    my frend is pop and a new grl came all showoofy but my frend, carol is pop
    and like haley but cooler and meaner but RELLY NICE TO ME AND JEN AND RITCH AND OLENKS.
    ok?
    so the point is im popular!^_^

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:55 PM  

  • I met chynna @ a free comic book day thing!She is the niceset person ever!
    I showed her my art,(i draw manga),
    and she loved it and told me to keep
    drawing.She also gave me a free poster bord w/a comic on it.SHE ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:02 PM  

  • it was a cool book
    it told what real tweens would do
    i cant wait to read the next one!
    its VERY clear to me that jasper and haley are going to have a romantic relationship and alexa is going to try to ruin it! lol!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:29 PM  

  • i luved this book!!!!!!!!ive searched so many places online trying to find the sequel!!!!!!!when is it cuming out or is it out already?if it is,where can i get one?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:13 PM  

  • I love your books. you rock

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:16 PM  

  • hi i loved your book im linas daughter rachel,i loved it so much the best graphic novel :3

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:49 PM  

  • hey chynna i loved your book queen bee its the best book ever my little sister even loves it please make more books like this one.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:20 PM  

  • i have read the 1st book and it was gr8! cant wait for #2 to come out!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:50 PM  

  • I read this book for school and it was perfect!!! I was able to write a great essay!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:27 PM  

  • What is the name of the second book?I need to know!The first book was sooo good.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:01 AM  

  • I love this boock and i love hou is Haley goen have a pover in this boock

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:48 PM  

  • Hi! I love your queen bee book so much! i read it over and over again! at the last page i found out that Haley Madison and Alexa Harmon are SISTERS!!(I think) and it was so awesome when Haley won!! oh, and please, please, please, please, make another queen bee book when they find out they are sisters! I AM SO GONNA GET IT!!!!
    Thanks!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:07 AM  

  • cummon when is the sequel comin'?
    and y is it taking so long ???????
    the suspense is terrible!!!!!!!

    By Blogger carie, at 1:33 AM  

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