Sunday, March 1, 2009
Regan's brother Liam can't stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female namesake, his true self, Luna, only reveals herself at night. In the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with help from his sister's clothes and makeup. Now, everything is about to change-Luna is preparing to emerge from her cocoon. But are Liam's family and friends ready to welcome Luna into their lives? Compelling and provocative, this is an unforgettable novel about a transgender teen's struggle for self-identity and acceptance.
Finalist for the 2004 National Book Award for Young People's Literature
One of my many hats includes reviewing books for a variety of literary journals and magazines. One of my regular editors had some old review copies she sent me and among them was this...The cover caught my eye and to my surprise it concerned a TG teen. So far it's great. Luminous (excuse the pun. I can relate to the main character to a point, particularly when it comes to the descriptions of gender dysphoria. Though transition is not an option for me, those who have decided to transition would probably enjoy it.
Full review to come!
Note: the author writes GLBT fiction for young adults. But adults will find much to admire here.