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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I thought you weren’t interested in those guys,” Kenney says. Nov 16, Meghan rated it liked it Shelves: This was an interesting book, and I enjoyed watching the dynamics between Aurin and her various friends. The annoying parents bothered me a bit bc the mom was just way too angry and it stressed me out.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Its very grael makes this noteworthy debut even more valuable. I read it in high school and never forgot about it.


A vague and disappointing novel. 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. Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 67 13. Gravel Queen by Tea Benduhn.

The book’s subject matter is timely, and Aurin’s narrative contains bursts of comedy “This scene would be like a John Waters film with the crazy overcontrolling best friend who acts like a mother,” Aurin observes about Kenney.


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 is a carefully constructed balance between Aurin and her friends Kenney and Fred. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Aurin quickly develops a crush on Neila, and they begin spending more time together.

Gravel Queen by Tea Benduhn

English Choose a language for shopping. Aurin and Neila are happy in their developing relationship, but Kenney feels left out. When a new girl, Neila, comes to the tiny town of Greensborough, they decide to start tes out with her. Heather19 Sep 4, Feb 15, Debrarian rated it it was ok Shelves: Feb 21, Jenni Frencham rated it liked it Shelves: Aurin and her best friends, Kenney and Fred, female and male, live in Greensboro, better More By and About This Author.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Only of the only mushy books I like. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Narrator Aurin, on the other hand, develops a crush on Grant’s cousin, Neila, an exotic-looking girl with “healthy-looking cappuccino-milkshake-colored skin” and a gravelly voice. Aurin, Fred and Kenney, a close-knit trio comprised of two girls and a guy who’ve been friends since sixth grade, spend their lazy summer days in the park, ogling a group of Ultimate Frisbee players from their high school.

Of Gravel Queen, she says: Holland finds herself homeless and alone, except for Cece and a new gay support system. I was disappointed with the queeb of Pru, Aurin’s mom, other.


Stephanie rated it liked it Feb 28, Love — Juvenile fiction. Not a super fast read, but it’s a nice one. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. Oct 29, Paola Moll rated it it was amazing Shelves: Although conflicts do occur—mainly in the form of backbiting, family squabbles tew fits of jealously—the author steers clear of any life-altering crises. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Benduhn’s love of strange names Aurin, Neila, Kenney, Prudence confuses and frustrates the casual reader.

In this stunning debut novel, Tea Benduhn looks at a teen making decisions about her future while trying not to lose her past. Benduhn uses a light, deft touch that plays down the angst and focuses on the fizzy joy of first love.

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I found it to be a very touching, introspective and entertaining book. A delightful, thoughtful novel.

Gr 8 Up-It’s the summer between their junior and senior years of high school for Aurin and her friends Kenney grabel Fred. I would’ve liked this to be developed a little more.