To keep from completely losing it--and partially inspired by a cheesy movie-night pick by his dad--Harrison plans a send-off à la Ferris Bueller's Day Off that's worthy of his favorite person. If they won't be having all the life-expanding experiences they thought they would, Harrison will squeeze them all into their last day together. They end up on a mini road trip, their first Pride, and a rooftop dance party, all while keeping their respective parents, who track them on a family location app, off their trail. Harrison and Linus make a pact to do all the things--big and small--they've been too scared to do. But nothing feels scarier than saying goodbye to someone you love.
R. Eric Thomas is the bestselling author of Here for It, or How to Save Your Soul in America, a Read with Jenna book club pick featured on Today and a Lambda Literary Award finalist. He is the co-author of Reclaiming Her Time, a biography of Rep. Maxine Waters. He is also a television writer (AppleTV+'s Dickinson, FX's Better Things), a playwright, and the long-running host of The Moth in Philadelphia and D.C. For four years, he was a senior staff writer at Elle.com where he wrote "Eric Reads the News." Kings of B'more is his YA debut. Learn more at rericthomas.com.
- Publisher: Kokila (May 31, 2022)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 416 pages
- ISBN-10: 0593326180
- ISBN-13: 9780593326183
- Reading age: 12 - 17 years
- Grade level: 7 - 9
- Item Weight: 1 pound
- Dimensions: 5.82 x 1.28 x 8.53 inches