Darius the Great Deserves Better

Hardcover, 352 pages

English language

Published Aug. 25, 2020 by Dial Books.


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4 stars (1 review)

Darius Kellner is having a bit of a year. Since his trip to Iran, a lot has changed. He's getting along with his dad, and his best friend Sohrab is only a Skype call away. Between his first boyfriend, Landon, varsity soccer practices, and an internship at his favorite tea shop, things are falling into place.

Then, of course, everything changes. Darius's grandmothers are in town for a long visit, and Darius can't tell whether they even like him. The internship is not going according to plan, Sohrab isn't answering Darius's calls, and Dad is far away on business. And Darius is sure he really likes Landon . . . but he's also been hanging out with Chip Cusumano, former bully and current soccer teammate--and well, maybe he's not so sure about anything after all.

Darius was just starting to feel okay, like he finally knew what it meant to …

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4 stars

I was glad to have the chance to see Darius back after I loved the first volume so much! However this second one is quite different, the pacing was really strange and it felt a bit like an "in-between" story rather than a full-fledged one. It leaves you wanting more with way too many things left in the open so I'm a bit frustrated by that. Still it was great to have the chance to follow Darius's live a bit more and this absolutely perfect depiction of what it is to live with depression. I hope we'll have the chance to follow a bit more of this life in the future.