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Honestly Ben

Bill Konigsberg

Rafe and Ben return in Konigsberg’s eagerly awaited sequel to Openly Straight (2013). This time the spotlight is on Ben whose relationship with Rafe has ended badly. He's under a lot of pressure to do well in school and works hard trying to please his friends, his teammates, his teachers, and, most importantly, his father. Then there's Hannah, the gorgeous girl from the neighboring school that Ben finds himself falling for. The trouble is he's still in love with Rafe, but can’t accept the idea of being in love with a boy. Barely able to keep up with his classwork, extracurricular activities, and friendships, Ben doesn't know how to handle all of this, especially his friendship with Rafe which may be turning into something deeper.