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 really liked the honesty of the characters and the “realness” of the teen voices in this novel. Fred is gay and enjoys the view of the athletic guys as much or more than Kenney, but Aurin is surprised Gravek, Tea.
Aurin and Neila are happy in their developing relationship, but Kenney feels left out.
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I look gravwl me as we walk toward the parking lot, gravel crunching and spraying beneath our feet. Carolinosaurus Rex rated it really liked it Nov 05, Share your thoughts with other customers. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Benduhn uses a light, deft touch that plays down the angst and focuses on the fizzy joy of first love.
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In this contemporary romance, first-time bsnduhn Benduhn presents the light side of homosexual love with mixed success. I thought you weren’t interested in those guys,” Kenney says. A Kid’s Review 2. It’s a fairly quick read, exploring LGBT issues.
And if she is a little controlling, Aurin and Fred just look the other way. Near the end, there are also some touching moments between Aurin, Kenny her best friendand Fred another close friend that resonate as they realize their relationships will have to change. Kenney is usually the one who comes up with things to qqueen — her flair for the dramatic can make even boring old Greensboro seem interesting.
However, underdeveloped characterizations of the supporting cast and combined with uneven pacing detract from the novel’s impact. Both books are romantic and hea, and many teens, particularly those with fluid sexual identities, will recognize the questions: This was an okay teenage romance.
I found Aurin’s relationship with her parents to be an interesting one. The characters do manage to suppress their possessiveness and jealousies and reach a new configuration of their relationships, but the author neglects to reveal other facets of their experiences. May 02, Kristle Steele rated it really liked it Shelves: Benudhn kinda at a loss here to give a review which I was asked to do.
The book is about seventeen-year-old Aurin and her friends Kenny and Fred. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. One or more items could not be added because you are not logged in. A vague uqeen disappointing novel. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Selected pages Title Page.
Jan 05, Alex rated it really liked it Shelves: The plot centers on her awakening to her sexual identity and the difficulty she has in maintaining her old friendships while pursuing the new intimacy. A delightful, thoughtful novel.
May 04, Linda Saldierna rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Both Fred and Kenney have their eyes on handsome Grant. The book’s subject matter is timely, and Aurin’s narrative contains bursts of comedy “This scene would be like a John Waters film with the crazy overcontrolling best friend who acts like a mother,” Aurin observes about Kenney. Aurin hangs out with buddies Kenney and Fred, meets Neila and falls in love with her, rearranging friendships somewhat.
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