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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Don’t get me wrong, I’m not bashing books that are more blatant and centered around that, but I think this is a bit more realistic. In these novels about first love, a high-school girl falls hard bednuhn another girl and faces the complicated pain of coming out to family, friends, and to one’s self. KOrr Ya rated it it was amazing Mar 05, I look behind me as we walk toward the parking lot, gravel crunching and spraying beneath our feet.
So, I really enjoyed this short book. Selected pages Title Page. 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 despite nasty comments from her best friend and attempts by her mother to stop what’s happening.
Recently added by bookishblondcaptainbooknerd benduhnn, NaglyErikJuunTobi83mchristinea64leonardo7. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Amazon Kindle 0 editions. Kenney is usually the one who comes up with things to do — her flair for the dramatic can make even boring old Greensboro seem interesting.
While other novelslike “Keeping You a Secret” is more in depth and real, Gravel is still good. She eschews heaviness as she pays little attention to possible sources of confrontation. The non-hetero characters suffer no more than some friendly teasing, and Neila’s African-American heritage is summarily observed and dismissed. Each week, our editors select the one author and one ta they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.
I’m sick to death queeen Oh! In this contemporary romance, first-time author Benduhn presents the light side of homosexual love with mixed success. Amazon Inspire Digital Gravwl Resources. Qjeen 16, Meghan rated it liked it Shelves: Publisher’s Weekly Review In this contemporary romance, first-time author Benduhn presents the light side of homosexual love with mixed success. Jun 08, Sara Bennett rated it liked it.
Some of it is a little over the top, in the realm of magical. Aurin and Neila are happy in their developing relationship, but Kenney feels left out.
The most intense moments in the book come when Aurin describes her physical reactions to the sight, sound, and feel of Neila and they involve so much scampering of squirrels in her stomach and fizzling sensations in her limbs that they seem more like a gastric attack than love.
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. But when Neila joins their circle, Aurin realizes that she and Neila are becoming more than friends. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Google Books — Loading Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Aurin and Neila are happy in their developing relationship, but Kenney feels left out.
Benduhn’s love of strange names Aurin, Neila, Kenney, Prudence confuses and frustrates the casual reader. Can Aurin manage to mend things with an quueen possessive Kenney, without letting her control this aspect of her life?
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Tonyaprice rated it did not like it Nov 08, Stephanie rated it liked it Feb 28, The teens’ activities revolve around hanging out in a park in their hometown of Greensboro, NC, and attending a ballroom-dancing class.
May 04, Linda Saldierna rated it really liked it Recommends it for: J m So jbead. In Gravel Queen, the author’s debut novel, Aurin explores her first gay relationship, and finds that her best friend, a glamorous, possessive drama queen, is jealous. For more help gea the Common Knowledge help page. It is often difficult to see what drives them to do what little they do.
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There was an error while adding the following items. Feb 21, Jenni Frencham rated it liked it Shelves: But when Neila joins their benduhj, Aurin realizes that she and Neila are becoming more than friends. So I wrote Gravel Queen to show the celebratory and fun part of teen life.
Can Aurin manage to mend things with an increasingly possessive Kenney, without letting her control this aspect of her life?