Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens

Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens

Perpetually awkward Nima Kumara-Clark is bored with her insular community of Bridgeton, in love with her straight girlfriend, and trying to move past her mother’s unexpected departure. After a bewildering encounter at a local festival, Nima finds herself suddenly immersed in the drag scene on the other side of town.

Macho drag kings, magical queens, new love interests, and surprising allies propel Nima both painfully and hilariously closer to a self she never knew she could be—one that can confidently express and accept love. But she’ll have to learn to accept lost love to get there.

Title:Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781534430655
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    Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens Reviews

  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

    This took a bit to get into but I don’t think I stopped smiling for the last 100 pages. Delightful, messy, and perfect. I cannot wait to see what Tanya Boteju writes next. ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    queer brown girl learning about drag and nightlife seems like a really good concept thanks...

  • Larry H

    3.5 stars.Tanya Boteju's debut novel, Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens is an unabashedly charming book about finding yourself and being true to who you are. It's a book with humor, sensitivity, and so...

  • Julie Zantopoulos

    *This arc was provided by Simon Pulse via Netgalley in return for my honest review.*"With each passing moment, I'd get that feeling you sometimes have the moment you're about to flip the final page of...

  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian

    I loved the depiction of drag, the first blush of meeting other queer people, and exploring your place in the LGBTQ community. At times this YA about little awkward baby dyke Nima really brought me ba...

  • sapphic madeline

    WHOA WHOA WHOA. HOLD UP. did someone just say biracial queer girl because THAT’S ME AND I’M ALL FOR IT. ...

  • Ivy

    Full review: https://bookpeopleteens.wordpress.com... Overall, I really enjoyed Kings, Queens, an In-Betweens. It was a diversely queer novel, with a fairly original concept and uniquely real characte...

  • Acqua

    Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens is a contemporary story following Nima Kumara-Clark, a biracial Sri Lankan lesbian, as she learns the benefits of going out of her comfort zone through the local drag sc...

  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)

    CW: homophobia, homophobic slurs, bullying, parental abandonmentI picked this up on a whim having no expectations whatsoever and ended up loving it SO MUCH!! This books fills my heart with so much joy...

  • Eloise

    3.5Everything about this book was good, but not quite polished enough for me. My main issue is that not much actually got resolved and left me wondering why the book stopped where it did...Not every p...