Openly straight / Bill Konigsberg.
By: Konigsberg, Bill.Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Arthur A. Levine Books, c2013Edition: 1st ed.Description: 320 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780545509893 (hard cover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Gay teenagers -- Teen fiction | Homosexuality -- Teen fiction | Identity (Psychology) -- Teen fiction | Preparatory schools -- Teen fiction | Massachusetts -- Teen fictionDDC classification: [Fic] | 813.6 Awards: Winner of the Sid Fleischman Humor Award 2014. | ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults.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.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
A funny, honest novel about being out, being proud . . . and being ready for something else. <p>Rafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He plays soccer. He's won skiing prizes. He likes to write.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>
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.
Winner of the Sid Fleischman Humor Award 2014.
ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults.