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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Review of Luna by Julie Anne Peters

Luna by Julie Anne Peters
Summary 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. This serious, powerful teen novel was a National Book Award finalist for Young People's Literature


This is another one of those book that I have read before but wasn't paying attention to the first time.This time I really paid attention to what was going on and in that I found a beautiful, although sad story. We all know what its like wanting to be someone else, me personally I sometimes can't stand ME. The person I am and sometimes you/I wish I could jump forward and become that person I want. But for Liam its not so simple. His struggles seen through Regan's eyes is sad and heart breaking. I wonder how the book would have been if it had been from his point of view? what would his thoughts have been like? was he crushing on anyone? and what happens to him after he leaves? I don't normally cry in books but I did twice in this. In the story there are many flash backs of Regan and Liam and in this one they are at a pool part. Liam gets upset that he has a penis and begs one of Regan's friends to "take it off". His mother takes him away and soon its obvious that he literally tried to "take it off" and is rushed to the hospital. I cried here because how do you change you when the you, you want to be is another gender? when at such a young age you realize you aren't this person that you were born wrong? The other time was at the end when Liam now Luna leaves. Seeing that closeness between Luna and Regan and how they truelly are devoted to each other was heart warming but I felt sad that Luna had to leave. Even though she would be better off. I felt this story is one of the strongest and best book in YA literature. Its a must read book, doesn't matter if your Trans, Gay, Bi, Lesbian, Straight, or A-sexual you should accept a person as they are and love them no matter what your views are.



  1. I read this book a few years ago and was really blown away by it. I'm glad you liked it too.

  2. I agree with you. People should be accepted for who they are. I'm glad you liked the book (: