Openly Straight

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Openly Straight

Openly Straight

The award-winning novel about being out, being proud, and being ready for something else... now in paperback.The award-winning novel about being out, being proud, and being ready for something else. Pre-order the companion novel Honestly Ben now (out 3/28/17)!Rafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He plays soccer. He's won skiing prizes. He likes to write.And, oh yeah, he's gay. He's been out since 8th grade, and he isn't teased, and he goes to other high schools and talks about tolerance and stuff. And while that's important, all Rafe really wants is to just be a regular guy. Not that GAY guy. To have it be a part of who he is, but not the headline, every single time.So when he transfers to an all-boys' boarding school in New England, he decides to keep his sexuality a secret -- not so much going back in the closet as starting over with a clean slate. But then he sees a classmate breaking down. He meets a teacher who challenges him to write his story. And most of all, he falls in love with Ben... who doesn't even know that love is possible.ReviewPraise for Openly Straight:Winner of the Sid Fleischman Award for HumorYALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults SelectionLambda Literary Award Finalist"Funny, unexpected, peppered with terrific dialogue -- and best of all, achingly honest." -- Ned Vizzini, author ofIt's Kind of a Funny Story andHouse of Secrets"For anybody who ever wished they could be someone else (and who hasn't?),Openly Straight provides a fun and intriguing, twisting-and-turning romp through sexuality, identity, friendship, and love." -- Alex Sanchez, author ofRainbow Boys andBoyfriends with Girlfriends"Bill Konigsberg hands a great high concept to areally compelling narrator and presents us with a terrific read. Openly Straight is smart, funny, and unflinching. Read this book." -- Chris Crutcher, author ofDeadline,Whale Talk, andPeriod 8"Konigsberg's lovely novel invites us to walk with Rafe through his season of assumed identity and his costly emergence into honesty. It's beautiful. It's a story of salvation." --The New York Times Book Review* "Lambda Literary Award-winner Konigsberg has written an exceptionally intelligent, thought-provoking, coming-of-age novel about the labels people apply to us and that we, perversely, apply to ourselves...Openly Straight is altogether one of the best gay-themed novels of the last ten years." --Booklist, starred review* "Readers and discussion groups looking for new and deeper ways to think about what it means to live honestly in a world that sorts by labels will find this fresh and evocative." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review"For a thought-provoking, creative, twenty-first-century take on the coming-out story, look no further." --The Horn Book Magazine"An original, thought-provoking, hilarious story about the importance of embracing your true identity, and the cost to yourself and others when you don't." -- Julie Ann Peters, author ofLuna andKeeping You a Secret"Openly Straight sports a sharp plot with a twist, sympathetic (and totally hot) characters, and universal appeal. It's a must-read for openly everyone!" -- Lisa McMann, bestselling author of the Wake TrilogyPraise for Honestly Ben:"To characterizeHonestly Ben (even though labeling feels so wrong after reading this book), I would first call it hilarious. But also touching! And absolutely necessary." -- Jay Asher, #1New York Times bestselling author ofThirteen Reasons Why andWhat Light* "Konigsberg has again done a remarkable job developing characters and inviting readers to consider the meaning of friendship with all its rewards and challenges. Extremely well written, this novel of ideas is deeply satisfying and as honest as its appealing protagonist." --Booklist, starred review* "Well-rounded characters take readers from serious, thoughtful discussions to typical teen pranks with ease .

Specification of Openly Straight

GENERAL
AuthorKonigsberg, Bill
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
EditionReprint
ISBN-10545798655
ISBN-1397812
PublisherArthur A. Levine Books
Publication Year28-04-2015
DIMENSIONS
Height5.25 inch.
Length1 inch.
Width8 inch.
Weight0.6 pounds.

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