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FAR FROM XANADU is well-written with realistic, relatable characters. It provides a fantastic glimpse at small-town life and mentalities, touching on subjects that are bound to... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Heather Di
I didn't relate to this very well, being that I've never had a crush on someone who didn't feel the same way, but the sad story of a reluctant lesbian with a crush on a straight... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Swank Ivy
This is my favorite book by this author. I have read 5 of her books. I am always impressed by the realism of the stories and characters. Read morePublished on January 19, 2014 by darcy allder
Peters creates a wonderfully introspective character in Mike Szabo, the small town girl who wrestles with complicated family issues and a screwed-up love life that most of us... Read morePublished on February 24, 2013 by Holmes Fan
Mike Szabo lives in small town Coalton. Life isn't great. Mike's father killed himself a few years ago, and Mike's mother is an obese shut-in. Read morePublished on March 7, 2010 by P. Newhart
I really enjoyed this book, being that it was not like any other of the GLBT books i have read. Jullie Anne Peters did a great job portraying the setting and the character... Read morePublished on September 14, 2008 by Keren Alvarado
There are a few too many convenient aspects to the plot, but overall a well done story of coming to terms with sexual identity, first love and (predictable) heartbreak. Read morePublished on August 18, 2007 by SciFi-FantasyCat
Far From Xanadu is well written, poignant and heartfelt, but also predictable and a little over done. Mike is too butch, too sad and too untouchable to relate to. Read morePublished on June 15, 2007 by Chris Akeley
I found this book to be an interesting read. I liked the character of Mike, even though I can't exactly emphasize with the "buff" side of her. I hated the character of Xanadu. Read morePublished on May 6, 2007 by T. Renee