Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg audiobook

Honestly Ben

By Bill Konigsberg
Read by Dan Bittner

Scholastic Inc 9780545858267

The Openly Straight Series: Book 2

9.27 Hours 1
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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 has 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.

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Summary

AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

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 has 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dan Bittner’s narration develops the unique personality of seventeen-year-old Ben…His delivery continually contrasts Ben’s sensitivity with the insensitivity of others…In a complex portrait, Bittner captures Ben’s confused central conflict…[and] highlights Ben’s search for his identity. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“To characterize Honestly Ben (even though labeling feels so wrong after reading this book), I would first call it hilarious. But also touching! And absolutely necessary.” Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A refreshingly honest exploration of modern relationships and an understanding that love can take many shapes and forms.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Extremely well written, this novel of ideas is deeply satisfying and as honest as its appealing protagonist.” Booklist (starred review)
“Equal parts serious and funny as it addresses homophobia, hazing rituals, and cheating while also delighting readers with a slice-of-life tale set at a private academy.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Funny, complex, joyful, heartbreaking, and exceedingly wise all at once. A teenager with any question about the right way to live couldn’t ask for a better read.” Geoff Herbach, author of Anything You Want

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Author Bio: Bill Konigsberg

Author Bio: Bill Konigsberg

Bill Konigsberg is the author of Openly Straight, which won several awards, including the SCBWI Sid Fleischman Award for Humor, and was named to the YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults list. His The Porcupine of Truth won the Stonewall Book Award and was named a Booklist Editors’ Choice selection, and Out of the Pocket won the Lambda Literary Award.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.27
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English