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The Resource Openly Straight

Openly Straight

Label
Openly Straight
Title
Openly Straight
Statement of responsibility
Bill Konigsberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
Tired of being known as "the gay kid", Rafe Goldberg decides to assume a new persona when he comes east and enters an elite Massachusetts prep school--but trying to deny his identity has both complications and unexpected consequences
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2014.
  • Rainbow List, 2014.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10187691
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
680
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Openly straight
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Openly Straight
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8280b7a4-6403-431f-aba2-63f43e1a77c3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780545509909
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Openly Straight
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8280b7a4-6403-431f-aba2-63f43e1a77c3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780545509909
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Effie and Wilton Hebert Public LibraryBorrow it
      2025 Merriman St., Port Neches, TX, 77651, US
      29.981813 -93.955245
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