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Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg - Teaser by Cindy, Staff Blogger

Posted on 23-Jul-14 15:16
I have to admit, it was the title that first caught my attention: Openly Straight. What an interesting and thought provoking title! So I opened the cover, started reading, and wasn’t exactly hooked at the opening line by the main character, Rafe, “If it were up to my dad, my entire life would be on video”. Okaaay…what parent doesn’t film their kid, I thought. I kept reading and by the fourth page, I realized that Rafe is not just his father’s child but has an identity beyond his family and beyond those images captured on video. Just like any teen right? Not quite. Rafe has a label. He’s gay Rafe.
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