Thursday, August 11, 2011

Book Review: Luna by Julie Anne Peters

Title: Luna
Author: Julie Anne Peters
Genre: YA
Subject: Transgender
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Release date: February 2006
Length: 248 pages
I got this book: Through a RAK

From Goodreads:
"For years, Regan's brother Liam has been nursing a secret. By day, he is Liam, a passably typical boy of his age; at night, he transforms himself into Luna, his true, female self. Regan loves and supports her brother and she keeps his Liam/Luna secret. Things change, though, when Luna decides to emerge from her cocoon. She begins dressing like a girl in public; first at the mall; then at school; then at home. Regan worries that her brother's transgender identity is threatening her own slippery hold on normalcy."

Personal opinion:
I had never read any book on this subject before and it did seem interesting. I think that the author did a good job of portraying Liam/Luna. It was a book that is mainly built on interactions with the characters. The story doesn't cover a long time span, but focusses on the crucial time of Liam's/Luna's life: her coming out. A strong point of this setting was, that it was really clear what an impact this event made. Not only for Luna herself, but also what strain it put on Regan, who has kept this secret since she was little. I thought it was a powerful story and it made me think. The ending was bitter-sweet and it left me a bit sad actually. I would surely recommend this book if you are curious about this subject but I don't think this is for everyone. You need an open mind.

I liked it!

Purchase links: Amazon
Other reviews: None yet.
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1 comment:

  1. Sounds interesting. I haven't come across anything like that before either. Love the cover. It is so pretty.