Beautiful, powerful, thought provoking and wonderful novel about a young teen trying to come to terms with the most important part of his life: Who is he? During the day, Liam hides the truth. During the evening, with the help of his younger sister, Regan, he is able to transform into Luna. His true (and female) self. Told from the point of view of Regan, this realistic novel comes to life with the hurt, fears, hate, love and truth of the struggle of trying to find oneself. — Jeanette
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 elcome Luna into their lives?
Compelling and provocative, this is an unforgettable novel about a transgender teen's struggle for self-identity and acceptance.
About the Author
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.
Awards for Luna National Book Award Finalist An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A Stonewall Honor Book A Lambda Literary Award Finalist A Book Sense Summer Reading Book for Teens
Praise for Luna *"Groundbreaking, finely tuned realism about a transgender teen. . . .Peters writes her characters with care and complexity."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A thoughtful novel about a brilliant, determined, transgender 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