Openly Straight

Openly Straight

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A funny, honest novel about being out, being proud . . . and being ready for something else. 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. This witty, smart, coming-out-again story will appeal to gay and straight kids alike as they watch Rafe navigate being different, fitting in, and what it means to be himself.He teaches at CU Boulder, in the English Department, and at their annual picnic last June, he got up and did karaoke to Evea#39;s a€œLet Me Blow Ya Mind.a€ You have not lived until youa#39;ve seen your father rap, a€œDrop yoa#39; glasses, shake yoa#39; asses, a€ in anbsp;...

Title:Openly Straight
Author:Bill Konigsberg
Publisher:Scholastic Inc. - 2013-05-28


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