Openly Straight

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Openly Straight was written by Bill Konigsberg.

Rafe is openly gay in the town he comes from and everyone is okay with it. But then Rafe decides that he doesn´t wan´t to be the gay kid anymore, he just wants to be himself without barriers and labels. So he transfers to an all-boys´ boarding school at the other end of the country and starts to be openly straight. At first, his plan works and he becomes friends with a whole bunch of people who see him as the person he truly is and not as the person who´s gay but when he starts falling in love with one of his new friends he realizes, that sometimes, you can´t just change a part of yourself.

This book was nothing as I expected it to be and at first I thought this book was kinda shitty because it was nothing like the picture I had in my mind but well, it was great. It amazes me every single time how much a lgbt+ book can actually help you figuring out stuff and everything but I´m pretty sure I know more about myself after reading a book about my fellow queers. Back to ´Openly straight´: I picked this book up and started reading and at first I was like, meh, but then I was literally not able to put it away which is obviously more than good. I laughed a lot and cried probably equally as much while reading this book, which, at least for me, means that a book is super amazing (Some people think crying is bad, I think, the more I cry while doing literally anything the better it was). I guess it´s not that hard to tell that I love this book, but I love it. I really do.

(Rating: ★★★★★)

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