The State of Us

The State of Us

When Dean Arnault’s mother decided to run for president, it wasn’t a surprise to anyone, least of all her son. But still that doesn’t mean Dean wants to be part of the public spectacle that is the race for the White House—at least not until he meets Dre.

The only problem is that Dre Rosario's on the opposition; he’s the son of the Democratic nominee. But as Dean and Dre’s meet-ups on the campaign trail become less left to chance, their friendship quickly becomes a romantic connection unlike any either of the boys have ever known.

If it wasn’t hard enough falling in love across the aisle, the political scheming of a shady third-party candidate could cause Dean and Dre’s world to explode around them.

It’s a new modern-day, star-crossed romance about what it really means to love your country—and yourself—from the acclaimed author of We Are the Ants and Brave Face, Shaun David Hutchinson.

Title:The State of Us
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062950314
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  • JenReadsRomance

    This thing is full of spoilers without tags. Enter at your own risk. PLOT: So the book starts with 17 year olds Dre & Dean with their parents at a debate. The boys get trapped into the Green Room with...

  • may ?

    very powerful of me to think this was fishy ever since it was announced and now it’s been confirmed that the qpoc rep is terrible 🥰🥰(someone tell this white gay man that a romance between a PO...

  • Carol (bookish_notes)

    *UPDATE* May 26, 2020: Please check out these reviewers who have given their time to read and write detailed reviews of this book:Review 1Review 2Original post, May 24, 2020: Well, I wasn't going to p...

  • Lacey

    One star for this fucking turd of a line alone:"Dean wasn't who I thought he was, and maybe the problem was that I'd already decided who I thought he was before I'd given him the chance to tell me. So...

  • Sue

    Do I want to read a book by a white man about a person of color falling in love with a white Republican? No. No I do not. I'm too lazy to figure out putting pictures in here, but to quote Jack Harbon'...

  • Laura

    interested but wary bc of the republican son. really really hoping he's a secret democrat ...

  • Anniek

    EDIT: Will no longer be recommending this.CWs: public outing, homophobia...

  • Jeanne

    I’m not interested. More details here: https://twitter.com/katiehahnbooks/st...Additional note: The author blocked a black author who criticized the black rep in the book https://twitter.com/mrjayco...

  • Nicole| Booklover.zzz | Zamudio-Roman

    4.5/5 stars“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 brai...

  • elisa

    HI UM SHAWN OUT HERE LITERALLY ONE BOOK A YEAR !!!! IM SO EXCITED MAN HE NEVER DISAPPOINTS AHHH IM READY TO HAVE MY LIFE RUINES AGAINEDIT: SO WE HAVE A PLOT AND I KNOW IT SOUNDS SIMILAR TO RW&RB B U T...