Published in 2019, Red, White, and Royal Blue is an LGBTQ+ romance novel by Casey McQuiston about Alex Claremont-Diaz, the First Son of the United States, falling in love with Henry Fox-Mountchristen-Windsor, the Prince of England. The novel is set in America in 2016, when Alex's mother, Ellen Claremont, has just been elected President. Filled with hope, love, and the possibility of radical change, the novel spurred a boom in LGBTQ+ romance novels, won multiple Goodreads Choice Awards, and was adapted into a feature film released by Amazon Prime in 2023. 


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Literary Devices

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