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Book Review: Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

The golden boy First Son of the United States falls in love with Prince Henry of Wales. What could go wrong?

I love this book not because it is the best book ever written, but because it is the best story I’ve read in a really long time. Alex, the bisexual (even though he doesn’t know it yet) son of our first female president falls for the closeted gay Prince Henry. With them is the non-straight (bisexual? pansexual? It’s not really made clear) granddaughter of the VEEP and the openly transgender former navy seal turned secret service agent, Amy.

I love this story because in our world, where it all went the other way, this story gives me hope. It’s a story of what could be. With a little bit of grit and a whole lot of love we can have a future of acceptance, unity, truth, and we can find our way back to what the American spirit is suppose to be.

This story is also just really entertaining. The friendship between the White House Trio is the best friendships we all wish we had. It’s funny, intense, heartbreaking, and awkward as any coming-of-age romance could hope to be (I say coming of age because we all have experiences that define a new part of ourselves, no matter how old we are).

The most important thing, in my humble opinion, is that I was more joyful and hopeful after reading this book.