Book Review: Queerleaders by M.B. Guel
“I’m sure once you take the hairnet off she’s very attractive!”
Mack is a closeted gay gal navigating her senior year in high school. Super content to be coasting through her final year with her best friend, Lily. Mack has a crush on the head cheerleader, Veronica. She thinks Veronica is amazing and beautiful and smart and sweet. Lily thinks Veronica is not any of those things.
Mack decides to write a note to Lily describing all the reasons why she likes Veronica. Unfortunately, that note gets into the hands of the wrong person and suddenly Mack’s senior year shapes up to be quite a bit different.
This was very young feeling. Rightfully so, as we are dealing with a main character who has never even kissed a girl before. It was cute to watch her experience things for the first time and then witness her hormones take over with her newfound knowledge of making out. But those hormones cause some issues when she tries to juggle more than one cheerleader at a time. Hey! She’s only a human teenager finding herself!
But in finding herself, she ends up hurting others.
This was a quick and entertaining read. There were some funny lines that made me laugh out loud. And it was surprising in the unexpectedness of it. I thought it was heading one way and didn’t go there.
I recommend this to people who like to read about romance, teenagers, coming out, coming of age, best friends, cheerleaders, high school cliques, and Macbeth.
I received an ARC from Bella Books for an honest review.