Kings of B’more is a perfect summer read filled with friendship and a city adventure!
Linus and Harrison are two gay, black teens having the best summer together when Linus reveals that he and his dad are moving at the end of the week. Harrison is determined to make Linus’ last day memorable, so he plans a perfect day that will have them trekking all over the city. Of course, the best laid plans always go wrong, but these two friends still manage to have one wild day.
I loved that this book focuses on friendship. While there are mentions of crushes and “smooching,” the overall story really does follow the friendship between Linus and Harrison, as well as between their friend groups. I was so happy to get insights into how each boy views his friendships: their joys and insecurities alike. Both boys also have really healthy friendships, and although they have conflict with their parents, there is clearly love and caring in those relationships that are also explored. Overall, this book gave me such good, warm vibes and I would recommend it to almost anyone.