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Openly Straight


Openly Straight

Openly Straight

Books in this series

by Bill Konigsberg - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Relationships

Rafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. And he's gay. He's been out since 8th grade, and he isn't teased. But when he transfers to an all-boys' boarding school in New England, he decides to keep his sexuality a secret --- as starting over with a clean slate. 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.

by Bill Konigsberg - Fiction, Sex, Sexuality, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Ben Carver is back to normal. He just got elected captain of the baseball team. He's even won a full scholarship to college, if he can keep up his grades. All that foolishness with Rafe Goldberg the past semester is in the past. Except... There's Hannah, the gorgeous girl from the neighboring school, who attracts him and distracts him. There's his mother, whose quiet unhappiness Ben is noticing for the first time. School is harder, the pressure higher, the scholarship almost slipping away. And there's Rafe, funny, kind, dating someone else...and maybe the real normal that Ben needs.