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Series:
Openly straight volume 2.
Published:
Scholastic Inc. 2017
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IL: UG - BL: 4.6 - AR Pts: 12
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In the companion to Openly Straight, Ben confronts pressure at school, repression at home, and his passion for two very different people in figuring out what it takes to be Honestly Ben.

The companion to the award-winning Openly Straight, called "remarkable...deeply satisfying and as honest as its appealing protagonist" (Booklist). Perfect for fans of David Levithan, Andrew Smith, and John Green!Ben Carver is back to normal. He's working steadily in his classes at the Natick School. He just got elected captain of the baseball team. He's even won a full scholarship to college, if he can keep up his grades. All that foolishness with Rafe Goldberg the past semester is in the past.Except...There's Hannah, the gorgeous girl from the neighboring school, who attracts him and distracts him. There's his mother, whose quiet unhappiness Ben is noticing for the first time. School is harder, the pressure higher, the scholarship almost slipping away. And there's Rafe, funny, kind, dating someone else . . . and maybe the real normal that Ben needs.

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Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
06/01/2017
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781338244304
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 4.6, 12 Points
Lexile code:
HL: High-Low
Lexile measure:
660

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Bill Konigsberg. (2017). Honestly Ben. Unabridged Scholastic Inc.

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Bill Konigsberg. 2017. Honestly Ben. Scholastic Inc.

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Bill Konigsberg, Honestly Ben. Scholastic Inc, 2017.

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Bill Konigsberg. Honestly Ben. Unabridged Scholastic Inc, 2017.

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