And then Lani Garver shows up at school, a tall, thin, strangely androgynous person. "No. Not a girl. Sorry," he says pleasantly when Macy questions him about his gender with vicious curiosity. But Claire, much to Macy's disgust, is drawn to Lani, and his wisdom and kindness begins to heal her. He takes her to Philadelphia to meet his artistic friends, talks sense to her about her eating disorder and her blind devotion to Macy, finds her a therapist. Who is this Lani Garver? He resists "boxes" like "gay." Even his age is a mystery to Claire. Strangest of all, could he be a "floating angel," as his friends at the hospital seem to believe? Meanwhile, the fish frat are closing in for the kill, and when their harassment turns lethal, Lani shows a terrible side of himself Claire has never seen.
Carol Plum-Ucci raises tantalizing questions around a fascinating character in this gut-clenching story that transcends the clichés of the gay-bashing novel. (Ages 14 and older) --Patty Campbell --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book left an impression on me from my first time reading it in middle school. I'm interested in seeing how it affects me now that I'm an adult. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lyn
I like the book, but who is the narrator? It would be easier if I knew who it was so it can be understandable.Published 2 months ago by Denise Lewis
This is not quite your normal story that you can predict the outcome...I enjoyed the book....Didnt know how it would really end.Published 7 months ago by Angie Gambrell
Read this book once already when I was in High School a few years ago :)
A friend of mine had read it before me and barrowed it from our HS library and recommended I read it... Read more
I read this book in 7th grade when it was a Young Reader's Choice book. It left quite an impression on me, and I've talked about it ever since. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Lilly Richman
This girl is 5'10" and weighs 120 pounds. A doctor tells her she has an eating disorder although she spends no time thinking about food. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Sarah
I found Lani to an interesting person. his outlook on life was such that I tried to imagine actually meeting him. it was almost as if he were e real person.Published on November 30, 2012 by Eleanor P WIlliams
What Happened to Lani Garver was an interesting story but took quite awhile to get to anything interesting. It sadly lost my attention and I was unable to finish it.Published on October 6, 2012 by shankthetank
What happened to Lani Garver is a really good book about a cancer survivor and a really bad book about a gender variant individual. Read morePublished on January 9, 2012 by Rachel Eliason