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 m When Dean Arnault?s mother decided to run for president, it wasn?t a surprise to anyone, least o...

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Title:The State of Us
Author:Shaun David Hutchinson
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Genres:LGBT
ISBN:0062950312
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

The State of Us Reviews

  • Kelly
    Feb 02, 2020
    Hutchinson's first fully-contemporary read is a romance between Dre, the son of a Democratic Mexican-American presidential candidate and Dean, the son of a female Republican presidential candidate. Dre knows he's gay, while Dean is wrestling with here he may lie on the asexua...
  • Shenwei
    Jun 01, 2020
    fuck that noise ...
  • Sue
    May 25, 2020
    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's Tweet, "You don't want diversity, you want the idea of i...
  • Jeanne
    May 26, 2020
    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/mrjaycoles/status... More information: The sensitivity reader for this book, specific ...
  • Carol (bookish_notes)
    May 24, 2020
    *UPDATE* May 26, 2020: Please check out these reviewers who have given their time to read and write detailed reviews of this book: Review 1 Review 2 Original post, May 24, 2020: Well, I wasn't going to post anything about my feelings about this book's premise on Good...
  • Rose
    May 26, 2020
    *exhales slowly* I think it's better for me to give this book a pass. From those I've trusted who've read this book from ARCs, the rep isn't done well and I know I'm likely to be upset by it. *exhales slowly* I think it's better for me to give this boo...
  • Jamie
    May 25, 2020
    I struggle with telling people to outright skip a book, but do not read this book. I initially gave it 3 stars because I was worried I was judging it too harshly in the immediate aftermath of finishing it, but I've sat on it for about a day now and decided to lower my rating to a ...
  • Aly
    Jul 28, 2020
    This is a cute read. I liked the back and forth between Dean and Dre and that neither of them were perfect, but they tried to be good sons, friends, and boyfriends. I also loved the Ace rep, especially since there aren't many books that feature it. Dre and Dean are almost comp...
  • Mimi
    May 08, 2020
    More of a 2.25 but I'm feeling kind. I wish I'd enjoyed this more but the writing style sadly did nothing for me. I kept waiting for some chemistry between the characters but it all just fell a bit flat for me. The ending in particular felt very...let's just say the pl...
  • Nicole| Booklover.zzz | Zamudio-Román
    Feb 15, 2020
    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 brain-dead and sit around huffing dry-erase markers.? Compared to other Shaun D...
  • TJ
    May 14, 2020
    Y?all are going to fall in love with Dean and Dre falling in love. This is basically a YA version of Red, White & Royal Blue, and that?s exactly how it reads. It?s smart and funny and cute, and it knows its strengths. Hutchinson is still a master at crafting realistic charact...
  • Cassandra
    Oct 01, 2019
    post-read review 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 w...
  • Beth
    Dec 14, 2019
    12/14 ~ Please let the son of the republican secretly be a democrat ...
  • Lacey
    May 27, 2020
    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, pretty much, maybe the problem was me." Black and br...
  • Anniek
    Feb 25, 2020
    EDIT: Will no longer be recommending this. CWs: public outing, homophobia ...
  • Mizu
    May 28, 2020
    #ownvoices Latinx readers alerted to this being a dumpster fire waiting to happen and we were told to wait so people could actually read it. And guess what? It was the dumpster fire people thought it would be. Queerness shouldn't be more important than other issues and maybe whit...
  • Rebeca
    Jan 07, 2021
    Relatable, witty, funny and adorable. Truly had a grand time with this one. ...
  • farith
    May 30, 2020
    this must be like the worst day to release this book... *** did anyone say c o n t r o v e r s y ?? this must be like the worst day to release this book... *** did anyone say c o n t r o v e r s y ?? ...more ...
  • Emma
    Jul 08, 2020
    This book was a quick read, but I truly feel like something was missing, not only in the main characters' relationship but also in the main political narrative that was always on the background. Let's talk about Dre and Dean first. I liked the initial concept of the two of...
  • Cody Roecker
    May 26, 2020
    The number of problems I have with this book are many. Tbh, you could have made Dre white and the story would not have changed in the least which speaks to the lack of work done for this representation. The demi rep made me sad. I don't have the energy to continue to w...
  • Bridget
    Oct 01, 2019
    Haven?t even read RW&RB but this sounds too interesting to pass up. Also, speaking as someone who detests both the Democratic and Republican parties, I?m really hoping this isn?t a ?praise one party and demonize the other? situation. If that?s the case, it?s an ins...
  • jessica ☾
    Oct 10, 2020
    3.5/5 - Don?t hate, but this just seemed like a sort of knockoff to ?Red, White & Royal Blue?. It was a bit of a fun read, but the ending was extremely unsatisfying. ...
  • JenReadsRomance
    May 25, 2020
    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 no wifi while something vague is happening outside that turns out to be not...
  • noah
    Jan 09, 2020
    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 candidate...
  • DJ
    Jun 12, 2020
    This is by far the worst book I've read in 2020. It's also the most disappointed I've ever been in both a book and author. Shaun David Hutchinson has always been one of my favorite authors, arguably my favorite author ever, so it's so frustrating and sad to know tha...
  • may ➹
    May 26, 2020
    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 POC and a white person whose parent?s political beliefs are rooted in the oppressi...
  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
    Jun 04, 2020
    omg Red, White, and Royal Blue ya-a-fied! my library had the audio of this so I snatched it right up | Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram omg Red, White, and Royal Blue ya-a-fied! my library had the audio of this so I snatched it right up | Goo...
  • anya
    Sep 30, 2019
    Holy crap is this real I need this OMG IT?S GOT A COVER ...
  • elisa
    Mar 22, 2019
    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 AGAIN 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 SHAUN?S TENDENCY...
  • Lily Herman
    Jul 18, 2020
    Ummmmm. Okay. I'm a person with #THOUGHTS on this one. Admittedly I read The State of Us because my podcast is doing an upcoming episode of the uptick in political romances centered around Republicans and Democrats dating, and this book has supplied...plenty of fodder for that....