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Honestly Ben

Honestly Ben

by Bill Konigsberg
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.

Perfect for fans of David Levithan, Andrew Smith, and John Green, Honestly Ben is a smart, laugh-out-loud novel that will speak to anyone who's struggled to be "honestly ____________" in some part of their lives.
Ages
14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Interest Level
Grades 9 - 12
Lexile Measure
HL660L
DRA
N/A
Guided Reading
Z+
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
336
Genre
Realistic Fiction

About the Author

Bill Konigsberg Bill Konigsberg won the Lambda Literary Award for Young Adult fiction for "Out of the Pocket" (Dutton, 2008). Before writing novels, he was a sportswriter for The Associated Press and ESPN.com. He won a GLAAD Media Award for a coming-out essay he wrote while working at ESPN.com, and he blogs at billkonigsberg.blogspot.com. Bill lives in Chandler, Arizona, with his partner, Chuck.

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