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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Sep 15, 2008 - Young Adult Fiction - 256 pages
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A groundbreaking novel about a transgender teen, selected as a National Book Award Finalist!
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, only reveals herself at night. In the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with help from his sister's clothes and makeup. 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 an unforgettable novel about a transgender teen's struggle for self-identity and acceptance.

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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

I feel like Luna/Liam reinforces some negative stereotypes about transgenders; many of them negative. I wouldn't want THIS to be a teenager's first encounter with transgenderism. Read full review

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User Review  - wissamktb - LibraryThing

The writing is amateurish. The characters are flat and stereotypical. This book offers no real insight into gender identity issues apart from, well, it's probably tough. Read full review


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Chapter4 Chapter 5
Chapter6 Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 24

Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 26

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Julie Anne Peters was born in Jamestown, New York, but moved to Colorado at age five. Ms. Peters earned two college degrees (B.A. in Education and a B.S. in Computer Science) before becoming a writer of Young Adult Fiction. She still lives in Colorado. Her latest novel is entitled, By the Time You Read This, I'll be Dead.

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