Red, White & Royal Blue

by Casey McQuiston | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1250316774 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 6/13/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, June 13, 2019
I got this softcover from an online seller, after hearing the premise: the grown son of the first woman to be elected President of the US finds himself falling in love with the son of the British monarch...

And it's great fun, less angsty than I'd expected (though there are a few ups and downs), and with some really heartwarming scenes and a few downright triumphant, punch-the-air-and-yell ones too. I liked the main characters and a good many of the secondary ones - there are sympathetic siblings and exes and family members close and distant, and delightfully competent supporters all over the place. And while there are nasty sleazy foes (at least one of whom is way too reminiscent of a certain political figure in the US), the focus of the story is on love and respect and support. Oh, and on pop-culture references: our two heroes forge a relationship driven largely by quotes from "Star Wars" and the Harry Potter books (OK, and from wider-ranging material than that, but they really do LOVE their "Star Wars" references). And the author pulls in scenes of political tension, both in the US (there's an upcoming election in which Alex's mother may have trouble getting re-elected) and in the UK (as the stuffy old-school royals come face to face with changing times). But the best parts for me had to do with the support for Alex and Henry...

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, June 22, 2019

Released 4 wks ago (6/22/2019 UTC) at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

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I'm taking this book to this afternoon's BookCrossing Meetup in the Porter Square Panera; hope someone enjoys it!

*** Released for the 2019 Pride LGBTQ release challenge. ***

Journal Entry 3 by edithdoll at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Monday, June 24, 2019
Orphan at July 2019/Meet-up.
Left 6/24/19 Little Free Library Downtown Crossing, in front of Walgreen's.

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