Two Black queer best friends face their last day together with an
epic journey through Baltimore in this magnetic YA debut by
bestselling author of Here for It R. Eric Thomas.
With junior year starting in the fall, Harrison feels like he's on
the precipice of, well, everything. Standardized testing, college,
and the terrifying unknowns and looming pressures of adulthood after
that--it's like the future wants to eat him alive. Which is why
Harrison is grateful that he and his best friend, Linus, will face
these things together. But at the end of a shift at their summer job,
Linus invites Harrison to their special spot overlooking the city to
deliver devastating news: He's moving out of state at the end of the
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.
--Ryan Douglass, New York Times bestselling author of The
Taking of Jake Livingston
--Adib Khorram, award-winning author of Darius
the Great Is Not Okay
Unapologetically beautiful and fiercely hilarious.
--Julian Winters, award-winning author of Running