So Openly Straight is now, depending on whom you believe, due to come out in either 18 or 22 days!
I am so excited! I love this book, and I’m eager to share it with the world.
What’s great is that so far, just about everyone whose reviewed it loves this book, too. I am so glad. When you write a book, you have to forget about your audience. That means that at moments as you’re writing, you have a keen sense that what you’re writing won’t make a lick of sense. That’s exactly how I felt many times during the writing of Openly Straight.
Thanks to Cheryl Klein, my awesome editor, and Linda Epstein, my awesome agent, even if it didn’t make sense at one point, it does now.
Here are a few of the things people are saying about Openly Straight. I promise that when I am allowed to share the full reviews, I will.
“Konigsberg has written an exceptionally intelligent, thought-provoking, coming-of-age novel about the labels people apply to us and that we, perversely, apply to ourselves. … Openly Straight is altogether one of the best gay-themed novels of the past ten years.” – Booklist (starred review)
“Rafe is an effective blend of earnest, perceptive, and flawed, and the deepening hole of self-deception he digs for himself infuses the plot — a well-constructed web of interpersonal dramas — with almost unbearable tension. Konigsberg eviscerates the “don’t ask, don’t tell” philosophy.” – Horn Book Reviews
“Very well written, funny, and believable.” — Publishers Weekly
“A complicated, poignant story of a teenage boy trying on a new skin. An eye-opening story of wish fulfillment.” – Kirkus
Can’t wait to share this book with the rest of the world!