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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Some of it is a little over the top, in the realm of magical.

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Amazon Kindle 0 editions. Wikipedia in English None. I like the complexity of evolving friendships, the fragile nature of new love, and the resilience of both. Benduhn focus on Aurin’s self-discovery and friendships, closing the novel before Aurin tells her family what’s going on. Jan 05, Alex rated it really liked it Shelves: The author hints that Kenney may have told Aurin’s mom about the I really liked the honesty of the characters and the “realness” of the teen voices in this novel.

Author Benduhn insists this story could have happened for real, and most of it seems credible. Get to Know Us. There is a carefully constructed balance between Aurin and her friends Kenney and Fred.


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The concept of a character wanting to film their life, and using that concept to describe aspects of the book, was wonderful. This was an okay teenage romance. Or maybe these are just shallow kids. Of Gravel Queen, she says: Actual attempts at movie-making occur and bring a visual element to the story as a counterpoint to the events described. 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.


There are a few good lines of prose, but altogether, the novel just doesn’t compel the reader. I loved some of the first hand written pages I saw and loved the book even more after it was released.

However, underdeveloped characterizations of the supporting cast and combined with uneven pacing detract from the novel’s impact. Tonyaprice rated it did not like it Nov 08, East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Gravwl Best Books of 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. May 04, Linda Saldierna rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Gravel Queen by Tea Benduhn Members.


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Selected pages Title Page. I wish the book had been longer but I think the author wanted us to enjoy these characters in their happy moments, and not go deeper when things would have gotten more complicated and potentially less happy. After the trio becomes a quintet, tension mounts. Google Books — Loading Tho’ they don’t share that First Kiss until pagethe wait is worth it.

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. I’m sick to death of Oh!

Aurin has no intention of throwing off their established equilibrium. Gr 8 Up-It’s the summer between their junior and senior years of high school for Aurin and her friends Kenney and Fred.