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Openly Straight
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Series:
Openly straight volume 1.
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Dreamscape Media 2017
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IL: UG - BL: 4.7 - AR Pts: 12
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2017 Parents' Choice Award Winner! Rafe is a normal teenager from Colorado. He's been out since 8th grade, accepted by his peers & championed by his progressive parents. And while that's important, all Rafe really wants is to be a regular guy. To have his sexuality be a part of who he is, but not the headline, every single time. So when Rafe 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 and realizes his own labels aren't well-concealed. And most of all, he falls in love with Ben...who doesn't even know that love is possible.

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Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
03/21/2017
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781666599220
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 4.7, 12 Points
Lexile code:
HL: High-Low
Lexile measure:
680

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Bill Konigsberg. (2017). Openly Straight. Unabridged Dreamscape Media.

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Bill Konigsberg. 2017. Openly Straight. Dreamscape Media.

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Bill Konigsberg, Openly Straight. Dreamscape Media, 2017.

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Bill Konigsberg. Openly Straight. Unabridged Dreamscape Media, 2017.

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