Book Review on Red White and Royal Blue


Kailee Sabangan

Book review of Red, White & Royal Blue a 2019 LGBT romance novel by Casey McQuiston.

A YA novel named “Red White & Royal Blue,” by Casey McQuiston, was released in 2019. This book did not get major attention until quarantine in 2020. The book got popular due to ongoing talk all over Tiktok.

This beautiful novel is adored by people both in and out of the LGBTQIA+ community. The story highlights a hypothetical world where the President is a divorced woman of color with a daughter, June, and a son, Alex.

Alex struggles with his own identity and the pressure he has as the First Son of the United States. He has an international enemy, Prince Henry of Wales, because Prince Henry is a shining example of who he is supposed to be.

After accidentally demolishing a royal wedding, Alex and Henry are forced to do different press events to show how lovely their friendship is, even though they are enemies. After the press events, they stay in touch and talk about all of their mental and family problems. Throughout the book, the relationship between Alex and Henry takes an exciting turn.

This novel teaches the reader so many vital lessons. One of the most important lessons is to love others for who they are. The author wrote a book in which members of the LGBTQIA+ community can feel warmth and acceptance. Expressing how people of this sometimes alienated community are accepted and loved for just being who they are is highly important for any member of this community.

In fact, it was recently announced that there will be a sequel to “Red White & Royal Blue” which fans of this series are ecstatic about.

Writing books that show support and acceptance for every single human being in the world truly is important. People that do not feel accepted into society can still feel acceptance through books and understand that it is okay to be who they are.