Darius the Great Deserves Better

Darius the Great Deserves Better

In this companion to the award-winning Darius the Great Is Not Okay, Darius suddenly has it all: a boyfriend, an internship, a spot on the soccer team. It’s everything he’s ever wanted–but what if he deserves better?

Darius Kellner is having a bit of a year. Since his trip to Iran this past spring, 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, his varsity soccer practices, and his internship at his favorite tea shop, Darius is feeling pretty okay. Like he finally knows what it means to be Darius Kellner.

Then, of course, everything changes. Darius’s grandmothers are in town for a long visit while his dad is gone on business, and Darius isn’t sure whether they even like him. The internship isn’t what Darius thought it would be, and now he doesn’t know about turning tea into his career. He was sure he liked Landon, but when he starts hanging out with Chip–soccer teammate and best friend of Trent Bolger, epic bully–well, he’s just not so sure about Landon anymore, either.

Darius thought he knew exactly who he was and what he wanted, but maybe he was wrong. Maybe he deserves better.

Title:Darius the Great Deserves Better
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593108239
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    Darius the Great Deserves Better Reviews

  • Kai

    I’ve not cried this much since...well, since Darius the Great is not OkayI just finished one of my most anticipated books of the year, the sequel to one of my all-time favourite books. And now I can...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    Wow I need a hug I loved this book SO MUCH. I have grown so attached to Darius and his entire family and I would love nothing more than to read book, after book, after book following them moving throu...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

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  • may ?

    [pointing to Darius] that’s my emotional support soccer gay...

  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

    My favorite contemporary of all time is getting a sequel and the announcement made me burst into spontaneous tears. HOW WILL I SURVIVE UNTIL I CAN READ THIS?????...

  • Larry H

    4.5 stars, rounded up.Adib Khorram's new novel, Darius the Great Deserves Better , is a beautiful, heartwarming, and emotional story about family, friends, love, identity, sexuality, mental health,...

  • Vitor Martins

    “I am happy,” I said. “I’m just depressed too.”My depression was part of me. Just like being gay was.A part, but not the whole. ...

  • Lauren Lanz

    After learning tons about Perisan culture in Darius the Great is Not Okay, I was overjoyed to read a second novel following Darius and his family! ~★~ What is this book about? ~★~ Upon returnin...

  • C.G. Drews

    It's not often Contemporaries get sequels, and I was so so softly glad to be back with Darius. 😭💛 Book one was so gentle and introspective, emotional with really deep character arcs. I got attac...

  • Meags

    4.5 StarsDarius the Great Deserves Better continues the coming-of-age story of Darius Kellner, a gay Iranian-American high-schooler, who loves drinking tea, plays on his school’s soccer team, and wo...