Gravel Queen by Tea Benduhn – book cover, description, publication history. I look behind me as we walk toward the parking lot, gravel crunching and spraying In this stunning debut novel, Tea Benduhn looks at a teen making decisions. In this contemporary romance, first-time author Benduhn presents the light side of GRAVEL QUEEN. Tea Benduhn, Author, Neal Shusterman, Author.
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I had only one real confusion, teaa how “out” Aurin was in relation to Kenney, but that did bbenduhn hinder my enjoyment of the book very much. Homosexuality — Juvenile fiction. No current Talk conversations about this book. Benduhn includes some interesting cinematic references related to Aurin’s quee aspirations, but some of her descriptions are over-the-top. All Aurin wants to do the summer before her senior year in high school is hang out with her friends Kenney and Fred, but when she falls in love with Neila, everything changes.
References to this work on external resources. Be the first to discover new talent! There is a carefully constructed balance between Aurin and her friends Kenney and Fred. When new girl Neila arrives, her liveliness and fun, are an instant attraction to Aurin. Meanwhile, Aurin becomes intimately involved with Neila.
And if she is a little controlling, Aurin and Fred gravsl look the other way. Gravel Queen by Tea Benduhn. There is more to identity and experience, certainly more worth writing about. Thus girl meets girl, sparks fly, and boredom is vanquished.
Also appropriate for middle as well as high school readers. Trivia About Gravel Tra. The non-hetero characters suffer no more than some friendly teasing, and Neila’s African-American heritage is summarily observed and dismissed.
Christiana Odey rated it did not like it Dec 22, Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. In Gravel Queen, the author’s debut novel, Aurin explores her first gay benduh, and finds that her best friend, a glamorous, possessive drama queen, is jealous.
And tho it starts as lust on Aurin’s part, her overwhelming love for Neila backwards for “alien” for reasons that may become obvious to the wary reader takes over Aurin first sees Her on the green, the Frisbee Girl, with chocolatte skin and blond halr and the body of Portia De Rossi.
I found it to be a very touching, introspective ebnduhn entertaining book. This is not quite “Seventeenth Summer” but it does contain similar elements of self-discovery and blossoming sexuality.
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Get to Know Us. Kenney finds bensuhn that Aurin and Neila have kissed, and in typical teen fashion confronts Aurin in a round bednuhn – I know what you did – kind of way. Even so, one would imagine that coming to grips with one’s lesbianism-or one’s lifelong best girlfriend’s lesbianism-might involve more introspection than is displayed here.
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Jun 05, Emily rated it liked it. Her meanness and slightly off-kilter behavior wasn’t quite believable to me. Its very scarcity makes this noteworthy debut even more valuable. Aurin has no intention of throwing off their established equilibrium.
Mar 06, Z rated it really liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Both novels, written in first-person, are filled with believable inner monologues and finely tuned contemporary dialogue.
Of Gravel Queen, she says: It’s not that I don’t realize peoples’ parents really ARE like that sometimes, it’s just that I felt Pru was something of a caricature, and I wish she’d been a more sympathetic, or at least three-dimensional, character. I had high hopes that this book would reveal something to me about homosexuality. Throughout, Benduhn punctuates the story with descriptions of scenes that Aurin imagines in the movie of her life.
There was a problem adding your email address. No eBook available SimonandSchuster. Jun 08, Sara Bennett rated it liked it. And if she is a little controlling, Aurin and Fred just look the other way. I thought you weren’t interested in those guys,” Kenney says. I thought you weren’t interested in those guys,” Kenney says.
In Keeping You a Secret, model high-school senior Holland, who has a boyfriend, develops an overwhelming crush on Cece. Only of the only mushy books I like.
Focuses on growing up and things changing as you learn things about yourself and that changes how you sometimes act or relate to your peers. Do you have to kiss someone to be gay? There was so much about this book that was just so unexpected.