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.

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Level 4.7, 12 Points
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HL: High-Low 680L
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Grouping Title openly straight
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Last Grouping Update 2018-10-17 23:22:51PM
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Bildungsromans, Gay teenagers -- Fiction, Homosexuality -- Fiction, Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction, Identity -- Fiction, Massachusetts -- Fiction, Preparatory schools -- Fiction, Preparatory schools -- Massachusetts -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Young adult fiction
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title_full Openly Straight, Openly straight / Bill Konigsberg
title_short Openly straight
topic_facet Gay teenagers, Homosexuality, Humor (Fiction), Identity, Identity (Psychology), Preparatory schools, Romance, Schools, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature