Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg

Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg

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 start … Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia & internalised homomisia
  • Ableism
  • Outing
  • Depression mentioned
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Death of a relative from cancer
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