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.