Honestly Ben (Paperback)
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.
About the Author
Bill Konigsberg is the author of Honestly Ben, which earned three starred reviews; The Porcupine of Truth, which won the Stonewall Book Award for Young Adult Literature and the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Children's/Young Adult; Openly Straight, which won the SCBWI's Sid Fleischman Award for Humor; and Out of the Pocket, which won the Lambda Literary Award. He is the Writer-in-Residence at the Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University, where he coordinates the Your Novel Year online certificate program. Prior to writing novels, Bill was an award-winning sports writer and editor with the Associated Press and ESPN.com. He lives in Chandler, Arizona, with his husband, Chuck Cahoy, and their two Labradoodles, Mabel and Buford. You can find him online at www.billkonigsberg.com and at @billkonigsberg.