Between the Covers: Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy

Say it Rah-shay By Jul 29, 2011 No Comments

From Amazon:
Carlos Duarte knows that he’s fabulous. He’s got a better sense of style than half the fashionistas in New York City, and he can definitely apply makeup like nobody’s business. He may only be in high school, but when he lands the job of his dreams–makeup artist at the Feature Face counter in Macy’s–he’s sure that he’s finally on his way to great things.
But the makeup artist world is competitive and cutthroat, and for Carlos to reach his dreams, he’ll have to believe in himself more than ever.

I read the e-galley of Bil Wright’s Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy and fell in love with his writing and the fabulous Mr. Carlos Duarte. Carlos is a high school student who loves makeup and dreams of making it big as a makeup artist to the stars. When he gets his chance to share his talents to the world through a gig at the makeup counter at Macy’s he learns to be true to himself and how to assert himself.

I have to be honest; I have not read much fiction from the perspective of a gay male teen and wasn’t sure what to expect. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will gladly recommend it to anyone looking for a quick, fun read or someone who loves looking and being fabulous. The characters felt real and I am hopeful for books about Carlos.


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