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Grade 9 Up-"Yeah, I loved her. I couldn't help it. She was my brother." Regan has always been there for her transgender brother, Liam, sacrificing her needs for his, but when he announces that he is ready to "transition" into Luna permanently, Regan is not sure she can handle the consequences. She has been his confidant all her life, letting Luna dress in her room, buying underwear for her when Liam couldn't, and giving support. However, when the attractive new guy in chemistry class shows an interest in Regan, she wishes her sibling would just go away and give her a chance to live her own life. Liam realizes that in order for his sister to be free, he, too, must free himself to become the woman who lives inside him. Told from Regan's point of view in the present and in flashback, 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.
Betty S. Evans, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield
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Gr. 8-12. Peters tells two stories in this groundbreaking novel--one about Regan, and the other about Liam, Regan's transgender brother, who is the son his father expects by day but a young woman, Luna, by night. Fiercely protective of Liam/Luna, Regan has put her life on hold; she worries about her brother's female self being discovered and the family's reaction, and she fears that her brother may someday give in to despair. While Regan wonders if she will ever be able to have a life separate from the needs of her sibling, Liam seriously begins to consider a permanent change. Peters isn't putting forward a political agenda here. Rather, she's bringing the circumstances surrounding a difficult situation to light, and her sensitively drawn characters realistically encompass a wide range of reactions--from tentative acceptance by a best friend to Mom's feigned ignorance and Dad's total disbelief. The subject matter and occasional rough language will undoubtedly raise some eyebrows, but this book belongs in most YA collections. Cindy Welch
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The life of Regan O’Neill seems to be going perfectly normal, that is until she uncovers a deep secret only shared between her and her brother Liam. Read morePublished 3 days ago by audraya
Maybe I am fine with transsexuals. Met my first one 40 years ago. Think it would be really hard and feel much sympathy but what is there to be afraid of. We all need more lovePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Fantastic read for teens, tweens and adults. This is a great story about a transgender teen, told from the point of view of the sister. Read morePublished 1 month ago by xtinextine
This was the first book I ever read about someone who's transgender. I couldn't put it down! Great insight into what it could be like for someone. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ryan J. Batsie
I couldn't put this book down. I have a few transgendered friends, and this book gave me real insight into how much they suffer at the hands of a society that insists on strict... Read morePublished 3 months ago by W. Golden
A story that tackles a too-seldom addressed topic with accuracy, honesty, and compassion.Published 3 months ago by C. Hawthorne
I loved the book. Really showed the struggles of being transgender and how it affects others. The characters have depth and dimension to them. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kristy DeFreitas
Having read Julie Anne Peters’ book Keeping You a Secret, I was looking forward to reading Luna, especially as it treats a subject I too have written about (Boy & Girl and In... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alan McCluskey