Me My Dad and the End of the Rainbow is a debut novel by Benjamin Dean focusing on LGBTQ+ themes about the relationship between Archie and his father when everything Archie knows changes.
Archie discovers that his dad is gay and tries to mend the awkwardness this causes between them by attending the London Pride Parade.
My name’s Archie Albright, and I know two things for certain:
- My mum and dad kind of hate each other, and they’re not doing a great job of pretending that they don’t anymore.
- They’re both keeping a secret from me, but I can’t figure out what.
Things aren’t going great for Archie Albright. His dad’s acting weird, his mum too, and all he wants is for everything to go back to normal, to three months before when his parents were happy and still lived together. When Archie sees a colourful, crumpled flyer fall out of Dad’s pocket, he thinks he may have found the answer. Only problem? The answer might just lie at the end of the rainbow, an adventure away.
Together with his best friends, Bell and Seb, Archie sets off on a heartwarming and unforgettable journey to try and fix his family, even if he has to break a few rules to do it…
What the author says
So, trying to do the summary without giving away spoilers is always like trying to eat toast in bed without getting crumbs everywhere, but I’ll give it a good go! Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow follows 12-year-old Archie Albright and his quest to find out what secret his parents are hiding from him. All he knows is that they seem to hate each other right now, but they’re determined to keep him in the dark. With the help of his best friends, Bell and Seb, Archie goes on a journey to figure out what’s going on and, when he does finally get to the truth, what he can do to make things better. Cue outlandish ideas, a disastrous but colourful adventure, and a rainbow army of characters as backup. But that’s all I can tell you!
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