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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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Welcome to this book review !
Disclaimer : I received an ARC of this book in exchange of an honest review.

So, this is the type of story you didn't know you needed until you had it !
Everything was so sweet and funny, I couldn't help but laugh out loud during those funny, witty and great moments the author managed to make. Sometimes, with stories containing LGBT character, I go in with a grain of salt, they (the authors) sometimes make mistakes or make the character feel stereotypical in some ways. This was not the case, the story was vibrant the characters felt like real people and the "usual" struggles or depiction of these characters weren't present. It felt like meeting a friend after a long time away and them telling you what you missed since you last talked. 
I loved how it wasn't insta love, the fact that they annoyed each other and slowly came to tolerate and then love each other due to discovering more about one another despite how they first viewed one another made the story even better.
Henry was such a sweetheart, you truly could feel how much he struggled to meet the expectations of living in his parents shadow while trying to find himself, he is so kind and such a romantic. It was nice to get to see though his armour he created to protect himself. 
 Alex, is a show of strength he appears to have it all figured out, but is also trying to make sense of what his place in this world is. I loved the Mexican representation and how he was a bisexual character who fully assumed who he was, accepted himself and faced the world head on. 
The best part of this book was seeing them unfold the layers they had both created around themselves, composed of armours and emotions and the facade they put on for the world to protect themselves, and ultimately find each other. 
Aside from the main characters, the side characters are superbly well constructed, they don't feel like a background and the topics (racism, sexuality,responsibility and ethics) discussed though this work are amazingly addressed in a way that felt like a natural developpement to the story. 
I can't wait to get my final copy in my hands and re-read it over and over. 
This has truly become one of my favourite book, 
5/5 stars

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