Luna

Paperback | February 1, 2006

byJulie Anne PetersAs told byJulie Anne Peters

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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, 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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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, ev...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:February 1, 2006Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316011274

ISBN - 13:9780316011273

Appropriate for ages: 15

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Awards for LunaNational Book Award FinalistAn ALA Best Book for Young Adults A Stonewall Honor BookA Lambda Literary Award FinalistA Book Sense Summer Reading Book for TeensPraise for Luna*"Groundbreaking, finely tuned realism about a transsexual teen. . . .Peters writes her characters with care and complexity."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review "A thoughtful novel about a brilliant, determined, transgendered teenager. . . Liam/Luna is an affecting character."-The New York Times"This 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