The State of Us
The only problem is that Dre Rosario's on the opposition; hes the son of the Democratic nominee. But as Dean and Dres ...more
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I enjoy the part where adults I hardly know treat me like an anomaly because I know a few words with more than two syllables. I grimaced. They probably think all teenagers are brain-dead and sit around huffing dry-erase markers.
Compared to other Shaun David Hutchinsons YA books, The State of Us took me more time to get into after the opening. The starting few chapters drew my attention with the major event that happens in the first few chapter but I found that there were time (through ...more
EDIT: SO WE HAVE A PLOT AND I KNOW IT SOUNDS SIMILAR TO RW&RB B U T I BET ITS GONNA BE NOTHING LIKE IT BC DOES ANYONE REMEMBER SHAUNS TENDENCY TO INCLUDE SCI FI IN HIS BOOKS ??? THAT THIS WILL PROBABLY NOT BE A FUN ROMCOM AND RATHER SOMETHING THAT MAKES US QUESTION OUR REALITY ITSELF?? BC I REMEMBERED AND IM SCARED ...more
Also, speaking as someone who detests both the Democratic and Republican parties, Im really hoping this isnt a praise one party and demonize the other situation. If thats the case, its an instant one star from me. ...more
They meet properly after they get stuck in a room together after a emergency.
Dean and Dre dont appear to have much in common but soon learn you can be opposites and form a relationship. These two are so cute together in the book.
I love the way writer wrote them as actual youngest who make mistakes and errors.
The author also handles issues that have been in the news in recent years with upmost care.
This book ...more
Love wins and so does this book.
I want to dive right back in and relive Dean and Dre's story all over again. It was just that perfect.
This is now my second favorite Hutchinson novel (because We Are the Ants will always be my first love).
I cannot wait for it to come out this summer so I can write a nice, long rambling review packed with my deep love for every part, every page, every word of this book.
Here comes Shaun David Hutchinson about to actually improve my ...more
i know that this is inevitably going to be compared to red, white & royal blue and look. trust me. i love that book like i should love the bible according to some (but the way to hell is never paved with good intentions and im extremely gay, i got nothing else), but i also love shaun david hutchinsons books with the same kind of passion so im not inclined to draw comparisons! just give me the damn book! ...more
I was nervous going into this, I have to say. This has been compared non-stop to red, white and royal blue, and for good reason, they are very similar premises. I was nervous that this book would do what rwrb did and have this whole good vs evil thing going on with the two parties, thankfully it didn't not and it was actually quite the opposite.
The relationship between Dre and Dean was good, some ...more
everyone making rw&rb references and well... they're not wrong.. only this had 100% less royalty and was at least 50% more political.
honestly it's the politics that got me down about this book. there's so much debating, not just between the presidential candidates, but between dean and dre too. they argued about their political beliefs so much! it was a political overload.. and no offense america, but your politics are one of the most stressful to read about.
ive read like 7 ...more
Also, HUGE shoutout to the demi/ace rep in this book for being so damn on point it made me cry ugly happy tears.
I have friends who absolutely rave about Shaun David Hutchinson books and have basically be pushing me to read some since the beginning of time. Since this one was queer, which was basically all I needed, and sounded kinda like a YA version of Red, White, And Royal Blue! Trigger warnings: homophobia, racism, sexism
I now see why my friends rave about his books. I fell in love with the writing basically the second I opened the book. While this book is feel good all the ...more