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  ¶ Drama Queers! eBook Á
    IGNOU books 2019 In Hindi Online PDF Free trying to get laid, Brad s trying to land the lead in Okla homo and practicing the Jane Seymour monologue from Somewhere in Time Sure, he d like to get laid too, but while Brad has known he was gay forever, the rest of Hillbilly High is not so forthcoming Brad s already lost one best friend, Jack, who dropped out of marching band to step into the closet But lately, things are looking up Not only has Brad made Homecoming Top Five, but Richie, a new, totally cute member of drama club, definitely seems to be sending signals and he s not the only one Before senior year ends, Brad will know about love, lust, and friendship than he ever thought possible Because if all the world s a stage, he s ready to be in the spotlight Praise for Frank Polito and Band Fags This is a love letter to a time when happiness was a pair of Calvin Klein jeans, and every heartbreak could be fixed by listening to your Bonnie Tyler or REO Speedwagon albums Michael Thomas Ford, author of What We Remember A sweet, funny, deeply felt valentine to the wonder horror of coming of age in thes Dennis Hensley, author of Misadventures in the."/>
  • 352 pages
  • Drama Queers!
  • Frank Anthony Polito
  • 03 April 2019
  • 0758231644

Drama Queers![BOOKS] ⚦ Drama Queers! ✫ Frank Anthony Polito – Essayreview.co.uk Ever since Mrs Malloy assigned us the What I Want To Be When I Grow Up paper earlier that year in her st hour English, my mind had been made up I, Bradley James Dayton, will be a famous actor someday Ever since Mrs Malloy assigned us the What I Want To Be When I Grow Up paper earlier that year in her st hour English, my mind had been made up I, Bradley James Dayton, will be a famous actor someday Meet Bradley Dayton a wickedly funny high school senior whose woefully uncool life always seems to be full of drama, even in the sorry little suburb of Hazel Park, Michigan It s , the era of big hair, designer jeans, and Dirty Dancing George Michael has Faith and Michael Jackson still has a nose Brad, on the other hand, has a thing for acting, and while his friends are trying to get laid, Brad s trying to land the lead in Okla homo and practicing the Jane Seymour monologue from Somewhere in Time Sure, he d like to get laid too, but while Brad has known he was gay forever, the rest of Hillbilly High is not so forthcoming Brad s already lost one best friend, Jack, who dropped out of marching band to step into the closet But lately, things are looking up Not only has Brad made Homecoming Top Five, but Richie, a new, totally cute member of drama club, definitely seems to be sending signals and he s not the only one Before senior year ends, Brad will know about love, lust, and friendship than he ever thought possible Because if all the world s a stage, he s ready to be in the spotlight Praise for Frank Polito and Band Fags This is a love letter to a time when happiness was a pair of Calvin Klein jeans, and every heartbreak could be fixed by listening to your Bonnie Tyler or REO Speedwagon albums Michael Thomas Ford, author of What We Remember A sweet, funny, deeply felt valentine to the wonder horror of coming of age in thes Dennis Hensley, author of Misadventures in the.


About the Author: Frank Anthony Polito

Frank Anthony Polito is an award winning author and playwright His published novels include Band Fags Best Fiction InsightOut Book Club and Drama Queers Lambda Literary Award , and the novella A Christmas to Remember the sequel to BAND FAGS as featured in the collection Remembering ChristmasIn April , Frank published his first Young Adult novel, Lost in the s under his own imprint, Woodward Avenue BooksFrank grew up in the Detroit suburb of Hazel Park He received his BFA in Theatre from Wayne State University and his MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon He currently resides in Pleasant Ridge, MI with his partner, Craig Bentley.


10 thoughts on “Drama Queers!

  1. says:

    4,5 stars Dear Mr Polito,I m in love with your book And I don t care if and how many persons readers whatever can like to share this opinion with me I DON T CARE.This Book.I.love every single minute of it.The 80s terrific, the bittersweet narrating voice one of the best YA 1st person POVs GRANDIOSE , humour, the characters, EVERYTHING, EVERYONE LOVE IT, LOVE IT, L O V E IT You made me laugh, yes, like for the 90% of the book, and then, between 90% and 97%, you made me sob, l 4,5 stars Dear Mr Polito,I m in love with your book And I don t care if and how many persons readers whatever can like to share this opinion with me I DON T CARE.This Book.I.love every single minute of it.The 80s terrific, the bittersweet narrating voice one of the best YA 1st person POVs GRANDIOSE , humour, the characters, EVERYTHING, EVERYONE LOVE IT, LOVE IT, L O V E IT You made me laugh, yes, like for the 90% of the book, and then, between 90% and 97%, you made me sob, like a baby thanks to sunglasses and then you made me happy , but nevertheless you made me to a giggling crying laughing THINKING MESS and I kinda HATE LOVE you for what you did to me, and from now on I m your fan Forever

  2. says:

    Drama Queers by Frank Anthony Polito is a follow up to his premier publication Band Fags In his first novel, Polito intruduces the characters Jack Paterno and Bradley Dayton, a best friend pair coming of age in their hometown of Hazel Park, Michigan The first book is told from Jack s point of view, but the sequel Drama Queers is written in the voice of Brad, and offers a much different perspective.Bradley is a lovable, extroverted and popular member of his high school class He is active in ba Drama Queers by Frank Anthony Polito is a follow up to his premier publication Band Fags In his first novel, Polito intruduces the characters Jack Paterno and Bradley Dayton, a best friend pair coming of age in their hometown of Hazel Park, Michigan The first book is told from Jack s point of view, but the sequel Drama Queers is written in the voice of Brad, and offers a much different perspective.Bradley is a lovable, extroverted and popular member of his high school class He is active in band and drama, and works as a waiter at a local restaurant He becomes aware of his sexual orientation at an early age but struggles with his own fear of being exposed Being an aspiring actor, he understands that if he were to be openly gay he would risk ostracization and rejection which could be detrimental to his career.He wantsthan anything to just crawl into the closet and hide He just has to make it through high school and into Julliard where he hopes to put behind him his homosexual feelings and instead focus upon his lifelong dream of professional acting.The only problem is that Bradley is in love He s crazy about another boy named Richie and is painfully aware that the feeling is mutual He cannot succumb to his desires, though, for it would ruin everything Drama Queers is an amazingly real story Impressively told in a unique voice remarkably different than book one, the story paints a hilarious and touching portrait of 1980 s teen life in suburban Michigan This realistic dialogue is what sets author Polito apart from other writers within this genre The down to earth and understandable vernacular is endearing and believable, as are the characters who are so skillfully and dynamically fleshed out.The central character Brad Dayton is lovable and charismatic he almost immediately captures the heart of the reader and carries it all the way through to the last page His self effacing humor is deligthfully funny and also endearing Most noteworthy, though, is his utter sincerity There is not a bone of pretentiousness within his body which actually is rather ironic being that he is an actor.Perhaps this may sound odd, but there was one particular description in the 400 page book which stuck with me As I reflected upon it, I understood why I loved Brad so very much He is 18 years old, preparing for the biggest date of his life, and this is how he describes his preparation I decided to invest in a new suit nothing fancy, just a simple double breasted beige job I bought at Oaktree in Oakland Mall Ninety nine bucks, what a bargain Can it actually be true that there is a writer of gay fiction who is not an elitist snob Yeah, I think it can I think it s Frank Anthony Polito He s awesome

  3. says:

    I ll admit that I liked his first book better, but I did enjoy this one What struck me the most about Polito s second book was how he captured the voice of Brad There is such a distinction between Brad, the narrator of this book and Jack, the narrator of Band Fags, that it feels like two different people wrote these books To me, that shows talent from a really good writer After the joy I had from reading Band Fags, Drama Queers felt like visiting a place I d already been The bulk of this st I ll admit that I liked his first book better, but I did enjoy this one What struck me the most about Polito s second book was how he captured the voice of Brad There is such a distinction between Brad, the narrator of this book and Jack, the narrator of Band Fags, that it feels like two different people wrote these books To me, that shows talent from a really good writer After the joy I had from reading Band Fags, Drama Queers felt like visiting a place I d already been The bulk of this story takes place during the estrangement period from the first book where Brad and Jack weren t hanging out anyIt is interesting to see how both boys viewed certain events as shown in both stories sometimes assumptions are made and neither boy sees it correctly I think the stories are best read back to back in order to catch all the nuances of both narrations.There are some fun moments in Drama Queers and once again, some great 80 s pop culture references Polito is a fantastic writer and I look forward to his next story

  4. says:

    Ugh I found the main character to be totally unlikeable and I really didn t give a damn what he did, one way or another That was my main problem with this The other big problem for me was that he was constantly talking about this movie or that sometimes for a really long time, totally interrupting whatever momentum had been built up If I wanted to know the plot of a movie, I would ve looked it up or shock WATCHED THE MOVIE The lengthy 80 s movie discussion was totally unnecessary Tho Ugh I found the main character to be totally unlikeable and I really didn t give a damn what he did, one way or another That was my main problem with this The other big problem for me was that he was constantly talking about this movie or that sometimes for a really long time, totally interrupting whatever momentum had been built up If I wanted to know the plot of a movie, I would ve looked it up or shock WATCHED THE MOVIE The lengthy 80 s movie discussion was totally unnecessary Though maybe he was trying to distract us from the fact that there s not really anything of substance here

  5. says:

    Bradley Dayton Bad Fag Drama Queer President of Thespian Troupe 4443 He s gay Err He s not a fag I mean he is but I wished I could appreciate thisbecause it definitely reminds me of so much of my high school and my years in College doing student s productions and all but sadly, it took me a bit of effort to last until the end I mean, I thought it was really hilarious at some point and I totally adore Brad but I feel like drowning with all the pop culture references I find myself Bradley Dayton Bad Fag Drama Queer President of Thespian Troupe 4443 He s gay Err He s not a fag I mean he is but I wished I could appreciate thisbecause it definitely reminds me of so much of my high school and my years in College doing student s productions and all but sadly, it took me a bit of effort to last until the end I mean, I thought it was really hilarious at some point and I totally adore Brad but I feel like drowning with all the pop culture references I find myself getting annoyed following the sequence of the story Nonetheless, I thought it was real honest and the writing was really, really good.Rating 3 out of 5 stars

  6. says:

    Very strong 80s voice and distinct first person character voicetook some time to get used to since there were SO many names flying around and descriptions felt like I was reading a million a mile.What I would reread all the parts with the sopho the parts that revolve around the plays A Christmas Carol, Grease the references of 80s films Grease 2 anyone the ending which is so heartfelt and bittersweet What I would skip the NY trip felt like shaking him all the namesof co Very strong 80s voice and distinct first person character voicetook some time to get used to since there were SO many names flying around and descriptions felt like I was reading a million a mile.What I would reread all the parts with the sopho the parts that revolve around the plays A Christmas Carol, Grease the references of 80s films Grease 2 anyone the ending which is so heartfelt and bittersweet What I would skip the NY trip felt like shaking him all the namesof course he had to list first and last names AHHHH

  7. says:

    Review from the PFS Book ClubWhat I Liked Well, I liked the original book in this series enough to try out the sequel And while there is a similar style and some of my favorite characters recur here, this book is almost too like original take Even the two main character s voices are nearly the same But if you hadn t read the other book, then you wouldn t know that.That being said, I think anyone who has done high school theatre can at least appreciate this story It s a story of learning Review from the PFS Book ClubWhat I Liked Well, I liked the original book in this series enough to try out the sequel And while there is a similar style and some of my favorite characters recur here, this book is almost too like original take Even the two main character s voices are nearly the same But if you hadn t read the other book, then you wouldn t know that.That being said, I think anyone who has done high school theatre can at least appreciate this story It s a story of learning who you are and why the most talented people don t always succeed in their artistic professions It s a hard lesson to learn, but a valuable one.What I Didn t Like This book felt like fluff And not in the good way.There was something either hurried or incomplete about it The first book had the same problem, but it didn t have the lack of structure that makes this book so unfulfilling In fact, since the plotlines for both books run concurrently, this book s ending is the same as the first I won t spoil it here But in the first book, the ending felt earned in a way that it isn t here.The structure and the narrative voice simply wander too much Chapters jump around in time and there are constant allusions to 80 s nostalgia, but it doesn t feel needed or in my case, wanted at all Sure, I m not a child of the 80 s, but just like I don t know as much about music as Nick Hornby, I can still enjoy the allusions he uses and learn something Here, I felt like the allusions were too kitsch and unneeded, especially when they interrupt the story s flow for pages at a time.Also, while I understand that the books are both based off the author s life and his real friends, there needed to beof a character arc and resolution for not only the main character but for some of the minor characters, too There s literally zero secondary character development in this book, making the main character who narrates the book read like a self centered jerk And his one true love A bit too perfect, if you ask me.Last Thought Unless you love books about the 80 s, gay teens, or drama nerds, skip it

  8. says:

    We first met Bradley Dayton in Frank Anthony Polito s first novel Band Fags, which I read and wrote about here This book isn t exactly a sequel to Band Fags because the two main characters the Band Fag and the Drama Queer have a b.f.f breakup and these books take place during that time when they weren t super close and involved in one anothers lives.When I read Marc Acito s How I Paid For College and the sequel Attack of the Theater People I found myself bored and tempted to skip sections We first met Bradley Dayton in Frank Anthony Polito s first novel Band Fags, which I read and wrote about here This book isn t exactly a sequel to Band Fags because the two main characters the Band Fag and the Drama Queer have a b.f.f breakup and these books take place during that time when they weren t super close and involved in one anothers lives.When I read Marc Acito s How I Paid For College and the sequel Attack of the Theater People I found myself bored and tempted to skip sections at a time I don t need to know all of Character A s backstory I just read it in your other book, I thought to myself.And to be honest, if Daniel hadn t bought me Drama Queers for Christmas, the fear of repeat boring backstory might have stopped me from picking this book up Luckily, Polito was wise enough to write Drama Queers as a stand alone that compliments or supplements his first book Knowing what I know about Jack, Brad s best friend since the 7th grade, only helped me enjoy the second book .High School isn t really easy for anyone, and as Polito s stories accurately point out, figuring out you re a F A G just complicates things As a former Band Fag and Drama Queer, this book was a nice throw back to those days that I m so glad are over.The pace of this book was much better than Band Fags, and Polito seemed to get a lot of his impress them with vast early 80s pop culture knowledge out of the way in the first book.While I only slightly recommend Band Fags, I d fully recommend you read Drama Queers.In ten words Were you a drama queer or band fag Read this

  9. says:

    The book is about Brad I remember Brad when I first read Band Fags a few years ago I recall not liking his character that much Somehow, although Band Fags was so good that I had to grab the copy of Drama Queers , I did not start reading this book until a few days ago And you know what. I don t regret spending the money on his books Polito entertains his readers well.Sure, there were times I wish there were less flashbacks There were times I wish I knew what was going on, when I turned t The book is about Brad I remember Brad when I first read Band Fags a few years ago I recall not liking his character that much Somehow, although Band Fags was so good that I had to grab the copy of Drama Queers , I did not start reading this book until a few days ago And you know what. I don t regret spending the money on his books Polito entertains his readers well.Sure, there were times I wish there were less flashbacks There were times I wish I knew what was going on, when I turned to a new chapter And that Brad would open his eyes and realized how lucky he was For somehow who was so daring in Band Fags , Brad was too coward in Drama Queers to carry the story of a confident gay teenager He gotkisses than some guys well into their 30 s And yet, Brad became so hopeless, that I could not help to wonder if that was just a trick to drag the book longer Somehow, I felt like shouting at the book. Enough already But then who am I to question Polito, since that I enjoyed Band Fagsthan many gay books out there.And then, story before the ending I was caught surprise I read every line carefully, aware that my emotion had changed from excited with a little boredom too to oh my goodness I felt I could almost shed tears And you kknow what. I really love the ending I have to applaud the ending This is how fairy tales and happy endings should be like.Definitely a must read, in my opinion

  10. says:

    I picked this book up as soon as I saw it listed onPolito s first book, Band Fags , was wonderful so getting this one was a no brainer As with the first, the narrator s voice read like a 17yo boy Brad is 4 years younger than me and I was born in a different suburb around Detroit, so getting the slang and attitudes right is a major plus I was quite pleased.At first I was leery that it was not a sequel but ran concurrently with the first story I was afraid that it would just be a reh I picked this book up as soon as I saw it listed onPolito s first book, Band Fags , was wonderful so getting this one was a no brainer As with the first, the narrator s voice read like a 17yo boy Brad is 4 years younger than me and I was born in a different suburb around Detroit, so getting the slang and attitudes right is a major plus I was quite pleased.At first I was leery that it was not a sequel but ran concurrently with the first story I was afraid that it would just be a rehash While the major events were the same, Brad and Jack were not hanging out together throughout most of this book, so the details were much different and very enjoyable In the first book, Brad Dayton was written as a very confident, open young gay man He almost seemed too open for his age and that time In this novel it was obvious that he was just as unsure about being openly gay and full of the doubts and fears we all had back then and still have when coming out.In all, I liked the first book slightly better, but this one is very well written and very entertaining I wanted to shake some sense into these kids at certain times and I wanted to hug them and protect them at others All in all this is definitely worth a read

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