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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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Author Benduhn insists this story could have happened for real, and most of it seems credible. I really gravle that this book didn’t just There is a carefully constructed balance between Aurin and her friends Kenney and Fred.

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Thus girl meets girl, sparks fly, and boredom is vanquished. The book takes place in four places: However, underdeveloped characterizations of the supporting cast and combined with uneven pacing detract from the novel’s impact. I thought you weren’t interested in those guys,” Kenney says. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Both books are romantic and layered, and many teens, particularly those with fluid sexual identities, will recognize the questions: Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.


Both novels, written in first-person, are filled with believable inner monologues and finely tuned contemporary dialogue.

For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. Benduhn’s love of strange names Aurin, Neila, Kenney, Prudence confuses and frustrates the casual reader.

Christiana Odey rated it did not like it Dec 22, Then she meets her benduhb a dance club, taking note of her awesomw dance bendduhn and dellighting in her free spirit.

There was so much about this book that was just so unexpected. While I was happy for a happy ending in a YA book, for once. Sep 22, Sarah rated it it was ok. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Can Aurin gfavel to mend things with an increasingly possessive Kenney, without letting her control this aspect of her life? 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.


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Discover what to read next. I’m kinda at a loss here to give a review which I was asked to do. Do you have to kiss someone to be gay? Aurin the narrator and Neila yea!

Hardcoverpages. Never having dated, Aurin hasn’t really thought about her sexuality, and as she gets to know Neila, her growing awareness of her interest and the ramifications slowly unfold.

I thought you weren’t interested in those guys,” Kenney says. Gravel Queen by Tea Benduhn Members.

Mar 15, Kirsten rated it liked it Shelves: Wikipedia in English None. Aurin has no intention of throwing off their established equilibrium. Its very scarcity makes this noteworthy debut even more valuable. After the trio becomes a quintet, tension mounts. Even when things started happening, it was so much about herself, quueen life, her friends, not just “omg lesbian!