Amazing book about friendship
I really enjoyed this young adult book about the friendship between two Black, gay boys in Baltimore (key word is friendship, not love interest). I loved the nod to Ferris Bueller’s Day off and I especially loved the well written relationship between Harrison and Linus. I did think the transition between some of the memories and the present could have been more clear. I loved the representation in this book and felt like race was dealt with appropriately and naturally. Harrison is gearing up for junior year, but Linus has some big news that will disrupt all of Harrison’s careful planning. Inspired by a recently discovered Ferris Bueller’s Day off (and yes this part made me feel super old) Harrison decides they need one last day where they will uncharacteristically skip work and not be honest with their parents who track their locations by phone app. And the Ferris Day is born.