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ISBN13: 9780316011273
ISBN10: 0316011274
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Regan's brother, Liam, can't stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female namesake, his true self, Luna reveals herself only at night. For years, Liam has transformed himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be with help from his sister's clothes and makeup in the secrecy of their basement bedrooms. Now, everything is about to change — Luna is preparing to emerge from her cocoon. But are Liam's family and friends ready to welcome Luna into their lives?

Compelling and provocative, this is a groundbreaking novel about a transgender teen's struggle for self-identity and acceptance.

Review:

"The story deftly portrays the experience of trans-gender teenagers and both Regan and Liam are engaging characters. While those struggling with sexual identity may find this novel particularly resonant, all readers will be able to relate to Liam and Regan's desires for 'normalcy' and self-acceptance." Children's Literature

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"I read it in one sitting, and although I do not know anyone who is transgendered, the author gets big points from me for making a risky topic believable, respectful, and appropriate for all ages." VOYA

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"Peters writes with great empathy and provides her readers with carefully chosen information about transexuality and the quest to become whole." KLIATT

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"[T]his novel breaks new ground in YA literature with a sensitive and poignant portrayal of a young man's determination to live his true identity and his family's struggle to accept Luna for who she really is." School Library Journal

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National Book Award Finalist Julie Anne Peters is the critically acclaimed author of Define "Normal," Between Mom and Jo, Far from Xanadu, and Between Mom and Jo.

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Qui, April 15, 2010 (view all comments by Qui)
Luna is such a great book. It really capture the life of s trans-gender. The struggle with his everyday life, just trying to fit in. This book was so hard to peel my eyes away from.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316011273
Author:
Peters, Julie Anne
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Social Issues - Homosexuality
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Emotions and Feelings
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Brothers and sisters; Gender identity; Transexuals; Secret lives; Social acceptance; Teenage angst; Family relationships; Life changes
Subject:
Situations / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Pbk
Publication Date:
20060201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 10 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.30x5.56x.81 in. .52 lbs.
Age Level:
14-22

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Product details 256 pages Megan Tingley Books - English 9780316011273 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The story deftly portrays the experience of trans-gender teenagers and both Regan and Liam are engaging characters. While those struggling with sexual identity may find this novel particularly resonant, all readers will be able to relate to Liam and Regan's desires for 'normalcy' and self-acceptance."
"Review" by , "I read it in one sitting, and although I do not know anyone who is transgendered, the author gets big points from me for making a risky topic believable, respectful, and appropriate for all ages."
"Review" by , "Peters writes with great empathy and provides her readers with carefully chosen information about transexuality and the quest to become whole."
"Review" by , "[T]his novel breaks new ground in YA literature with a sensitive and poignant portrayal of a young man's determination to live his true identity and his family's struggle to accept Luna for who she really is."
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