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Openly Straight - Bill Konigsberg
Openly Straight
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Format: kindle
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages no: 341
Edition language: English
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Linda78 rated it
4.0 Openly Straight (Openly Straight #1) (Audiobook)
Rafe is openly gay, has supportive parents (a little too supportive), a fairly inclusive community (a little too inclusive) and a great life. So what does he do when he realizes that his entire life has become about him being gay and nothing else? He goes to boarding school clear across the country ...
Skinny Dipping Into Books
Skinny Dipping Into Books rated it
2.0 oh sad fail
Spoiler-ish note: the following discusses what happens to Rafe and Ben. As a middle schooler Rafe was out to his family, friends, and the entire community. His mother, stereotypically overbearing and insanely well adjusted to her son’s sexuality, Boudia-ed off her old life and into the life of a g...
The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it
Wow, this was awesome!I've said it before (many times), and I'll say it again; Characters are very important to me. And Openly Straight has some good ones. I really like Rafe; he's funny and relatable and overall a very developed protagonist. I also like Rafe's friends Toby and Albie, and Ben. And C...
Lenaribka rated it
5.0 Openly Straight
Dear friends,Look at the list of literary awards this book has been honoured with:Sid Fleischman Humor Award (2014)Lambda Literary Award Nominee (2014)Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award (ALAN/NCTE) Nominee (2014)American Library Association Rainbow List (2014)Texas Library Association's Tayshas List (Top...
nicollzg rated it
3.0 A Few Issues with Openly Straight
I liked parts of this book, but as a whole it simply did not work for me. I liked Rafe and his crazy parents, I liked Albie. I liked the writing and the humour and I really enjoyed the way Rafe tried to reinvent himself. The biggest problem with Openly Straight is that it’s neither flaky nor seriou...
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