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Bill Konigsberg

Forfatter af Openly Straight

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Image credit: Author Bill Konigsberg at the 2015 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44357263


Værker af Bill Konigsberg

Openly Straight (2013) 771 eksemplarer
The Music of What Happens (2019) 408 eksemplarer
Out of the Pocket (2008) 263 eksemplarer
Honestly Ben (2017) 221 eksemplarer
The Porcupine of Truth (2013) 216 eksemplarer
The Bridge (2020) 139 eksemplarer
Destination Unknown (2022) 52 eksemplarer
Openly, Honestly (2017) 34 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Together, Apart (2020) — Bidragyder — 70 eksemplarer
Headcase: LGBTQ Writers & Artists on Mental Health and Wellness (2019) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer

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Two teens, Tilly and Aaron, with 4 possible outcomes: He jumps, she jumps, they both jump, neither jumps. What would the world be like with choices? What choice do you make? This book is written in 4 perspectives and show what the the outcome would be with each of their decisions.

The way that Konigsberg allows the reader to reflect in each situation is quite powerful. As the reader you are able to see how the world would change with one decision. The story really shows the realities for the people left behind. How although as the person you are making a decision for your needs and mental health, it is important to reflect on the impact of the ones left behind. How one choice can effect so many people. This book definitely is a conversation starter. I absolutely loved it. I have recommended it to friends since reading it. It would definitely be a high school book.… (mere)
Booksonthehammock | 6 andre anmeldelser | Feb 2, 2024 |
Loved this. Such excellent character building--while both main characters had friends that were at times two dimensional and mirrored each other too much, our heroes were absolutely delightful in their differences and quirks. Handled some tough topics in a really sensitive but readable way, which was very well done, and demonstrated some varied family dynamics. Definitely putting my ears out for Konigsberg's next books.
whakaora | 18 andre anmeldelser | Mar 5, 2023 |
This is a powerful book about a world of what if‘s. What if one does some thing and the other doesn’t. What happens when you do do some thing, how does it affect others. It was an interesting writing style, told first from the boys point of view, then the girl‘s point of view. Then it switches to the family‘s point of view, and Then back to the original POVs. This is definitely a book that any teenager who is contemplating suicide should read, along with friends and families that may be those who are left behind when a loved one commits suicide. The many different perspectives of what happens if someone follows through or if they choose not to follow through with suicide comes across the page. Very strong writing, one that I’ll definitely recommend.… (mere)
Z_Brarian | 6 andre anmeldelser | Dec 12, 2022 |
I'm very impressed with this story, though I'm well outside the demographic for it, being neither young nor gay. We are all human, with human triumphs and mistakes, and we're surrounded by other humans whose mistakes can affect us in life-changing ways. For these two boys, it is a summer of growth, and for readers, the joy is in how they handle what happens.

It's a really GOOD story, no matter your age, sexual orientation, race, or gender. If you have empathy, you'll enjoy it. My library had it in ebook, yours probably does, too!… (mere)
terriaminute | 18 andre anmeldelser | Dec 4, 2022 |



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