Summary/Annotation -> 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.
01422pam a2200349 a 4500
130529s2013 nyu d 000 1 eng c
$a 9780545509893 (hbk.) : $c $18.00
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$a NJQ/DLC $c NJQ $d NjBwBT
$a pcc $a lcac
$a [Fic] $2 23
$a FIC Konigsberg
$a Konigsberg, Bill.
$a Openly straight / $c Bill Konigsberg.
$a 1st ed.
$a New York : $b Arthur A. Levine Books, $c 2013.
$a 320 p. ; $c 22 cm.
$a 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.
$a YA July13-CP
$a Gay teenagers $v Juvenile fiction.
$a Homosexuality $v Juvenile fiction.
$a Identity (Psychology) $v Juvenile fiction.
$a Preparatory schools $z Massachusetts $v Juvenile fiction.
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