Red White and Royal Blue

  • Book
  • By Casey McQuiston
  • Reviewed by Valerie Goldstein

Racial Representation: 5

LGBTQ+ Representation: 5

Disability Representation: 0

Body Size Representation: 0

Gender Representation: 5

Socioeconomic Representation: 0

Mental Health Representation: 4

Religious Representation: 0

Own Voice: Kind of, Casey McQuiston is bisexual like Alex

Alex Claremont-Diaz is the biracial son of the first woman president of the United states. His British counterpart, prince Henry of Wales, has been a contentious rival, and when the media captures a physical altercation between the two, their respective countries force them to pretend to be friends for diplomacy reasons. That rivalry turned to friendship turned to romance makes such a beautiful love story and really shows what it is like for two queer men in the spotlight to be in a relationship. Even if you aren’t royalty you’ll be able to identify with the themes of love, identity, representation, female empowerment, mental health, and friendship.

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