Luna

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Sep 15, 2008 - Young Adult Fiction - 256 pages
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 name, 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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About the author (2008)

Julie Anne Peters is the critically acclaimed author of Define "Normal," Keeping You a Secret, Pretend You Love Me, Between Mom and Jo, She Loves You, She Loves You Not..., It's Our Prom (So Deal With It), and Luna, a National Book Award finalist. She lives with her partner, Sherri Leggett, in Lakewood, Colorado.

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