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ISBN: 0316733695
Author: Julie Anne Peters
Language: English
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers; Library Binding edition (May 26, 2004)
Pages: 256
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Young Adults
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 648
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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.

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. A thoughtful novel about a brilliant, determined, transgender teenager. Liam/Luna is an affecting character.

Luna is a young adult novel, by Julie Anne Peters, and was first published in 2004. Luna follows the life of sixteen-year-old Regan as she keeps the secret of her older sister Luna's transgender identity. During the day, Luna pretends to be an average senior boy named Liam. But at night, Luna is allowed to be her true self: Lia Marie, a girl. Later, she changes her female name to Luna, which means "moon", to reflect that her true identity could only be seen at night.

The characters and events portrayed in this book are fictitious. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental and not intended by the author.

Little, Brown and Company. Time Warner Book Group. 237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017. Visit our Web site at ww. b-teens. The characters and events portrayed in this book are fictitious. ISBN: 978-0-316-03989-5.

Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book. This is like no other book I’ve ever read, and one that will stay on my mind for quite some time. It was beautifully written, with perfectly developed characters that were wrapped around a subject matter that got me to rethink how I feel about topics not commonly discussed. The focus of the book is extremely Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book

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A National Book Award Finalist offers an intense portrait of an abusive relationship. Johanna is steadfast, patient, reliable; the go-to girl, the one everyone can count on. But always being there for others can’t give Johanna everything she needs-it can’t give her Reeve Hartt. She really cares about animal rights-but now she's fallen in love with Brett, a handsome football player, who admires Chloe's convictions, but loves his burgers, too.

The scene with Chris in the hallway played out in my head like a tragic opera. The soprano and the baritone. She wins him. She loses him. She longs for him. The soprano and the baritone en she dies in his arms. In my opera, though, I wasn’t in his arms. I was alone at the end, a dying swan. I must’ve made Chris think I was putting him off. The other time, too, when he asked me to the rave. Shopping with my sister - I’m sure. It had to make Chris feel diminished, rejected, unwanted. I couldn’t stand that. I had to talk to him. As soon as possible.

Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy-in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body-you don't get the full spectrum of what this actually means until you reach the end of chapter one. "Rolling over, I muttered, 'You're such a freakshow.

Hachette UK, 15 сент. The characters are flat and stereotypical. This book offers no real insight into gender identity issues apart from, well, it's probably tough. Читать весь отзыв , 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.

A groundbreaking novel about a transgender teen, selected as a National Book Award Finalist! Regan's brother Liam can't. 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.

With the help of his sister, Liam is able to secretly transform himself into a girl when evening falls, but now Liam wants to present his female persona to the world and fears what his family will think when he reveals herself to them.

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Steelcaster
Julie Ann Peters’s LUNA, published in 2004, was one of the first stories about a teenager transitioning.

Liam is transitioning from his assigned gender to her real identity as Luna. Only her younger sister Regan knows. Regan tells the story of her brother’s transformation, suicidal feelings, eagerness to live authentically, bullying and parental gender expectations. Regan risks everything to support her brother (she uses brother and sister/he and she, interchangeably depending on whether her sibling is dressed as a boy or girl).

As sympathetic as I was to Liam/Luna’s struggles, my heart went out to Regan. Her entire life revolved around supporting Liam, whether he woke her up in the middle of the night for fashion advice, protecting him from their father, concerns for his mental health, lying to friends and family. At times Regan realized her sacrifices, though Luna was in so much pain she put her own needs ahead of her sister’s every time.

Their parents her a hot mess, dysfunctional with a capital D. Their father pushed gender stereotypes onto Liam, their mother pretended everything was fine. Both parents threw passive aggressive barbs to each other.

Readers who only understand transgender rights and life from a 2018 perspective may see LUNA as very dated. Calling 15 years ago a period piece may seem premature, but those who remember 2004 know that gays weren’t allowed to serve openly in the US military (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell) and couldn’t marry. A few states had domestic partnership laws, but they were far from the norm. Transgender was about as foreign to most families as if a kid said he was actually a pilgrim from the 1600s who wanted to dress in pilgrim garb and spout puritanical beliefs. I’m not equating mental illness and transgender, just using a hyperbolic simile. At least in 2018, most people have heard of transgender and many teens have classmates who are gender nonconforming. They may enjoy a story that shows how far we’ve come in their life time while still knowing how far we still need to go.
Ral
Actual rating 3.5 stars.

I loved the soul of ‘Luna’ and its message. There is valuable information in here. Attitudes to realise and live by.

On the whole this is such a cool story – shedding light on a family coping/not coping with Liam/Luna and the realisation she was born in the wrong body. The fact that it was in the setting of a family unit, even a dysfunctional one, shows that gender dysphoria, and relating to people starts at birth and it can be a long, awkward, and sometimes painful journey.

The cast of characters is what brought the rating down for me – they felt too much of a caricature. Additionally, flashbacks happened too often (a pet hate of mine). I know they were imparting vital knowledge to drive the plot forward, but towards the end of the novel I was getting tired of them. The content of these reminiscing’s also made me cringe – like events had been lifted out of a University study of typical gender dysphoric traits… it lost a personal edge, like it wasn’t connected to the characters at all.

With the story told completely from Regan’s POV, it helps shed light on the impact of a transgendered individual on family, and makes no apologies. I really enjoyed this aspect. At times Regan felt a little too politically correct, and others really hit the nail on the head. It is a difficult subject to wrap your feelings around.

Liam / Luna was the worst character in this book. She was written in a way to speak to a cause and left me not really connecting to her as a person. I love her message, but found myself rolling my eyes at her pretty much the entire time. In the famous words from ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ “I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way” – and that’s what I feel about Liam/Luna; she had the potential to be epic, but what I got was a cheesy afterschool special.

Chris felt like the most realistic of the cast, I would have loved to see him more involved in the main plot, I feel he could have balanced out all of the PC factoids and added a dash more authenticity.

With all of the issues I had with the characters, Luna illustrates a unique and important issue surrounding acceptance, how we treat others, love and gender identity.

I felt this was more a story of how far you can push someone before they snap, and that event causes a switch in perception allowing you to lose that baggage and become a better version of yourself. Like a cathartic cleansing of your personality.

Luna is ground-breaking, helps shed light on important causes and provides a story for anyone out there who identifies, or has someone in their life identifying as transgender. And I can’t praise this novel enough for tackling such a sensitive topic with aplomb (even if the characters fell short of the mark).

A fast-reading, light narrative easy enough to read in one sitting on over a weekend.

A quaint book with a universal message : don’t judge and be who you are.
Jorius
I was drawn by this book's mysterious cover and the National Book Award Finalist badge. I’ve never read a book about a transgender person before, and the minute I sampled the first page, I was sold.

Luna is the story of Liam/Luna, a high school senior and boy genius who has always known he was meant to be a girl. The story is narrated, however, by his younger sister Regan, Liam’s only confidante. At night, Liam transforms into Luna, playing dress-up in Regan’s bedroom with her make-up and clothes. Regan loves her brother and does everything to protect him from the cruelty of a world that doesn’t understand him, but it costs Regan her relationships with her parents and friends. When Liam begins to discuss “transitioning,” Regan doesn’t get what it means at first. She doesn’t know how to feel when she realizes that Liam’s dream is to become Luna full-time.

I was amazed by the pain and struggle to find acceptance that most transgender people must endure. My heart really went out Liam, and to Regan who had to keep his secrets. The only reason I give this book 4 and not 5 stars is because there were several loose ends when the story was over that I would’ve wanted to see tied up. I wanted Regan to work things out with the family she babysat for, would’ve liked to see her open up more to her love interest, Chris, and we never really did learn much about Regan’s dreams or plans for her future after high school. Although Regan is the narrator, we walk away knowing far more about her brother than about her. Overall, this is a well-written, true-to-life, and heart-wrenching story that explains and helps draw a powerful bridge of compassion for transgender people.

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