Free Download [Fantasy Book] ↠ Luna - by Julie Anne Peters ✓

By Julie Anne Peters | Comments: ( 619 ) | Date: ( Oct 15, 2019 )

Fifteen year old Regan s life, which has always revolved around keeping her older brother Liam s transsexuality a secret, changes when Liam decides to start the process of transitioning by first telling his family and friends that he is a girl who was born in a boy s body.


  • Title: Luna
  • Author: Julie Anne Peters
  • ISBN: 9780316733694
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Julie Anne Peters

Julie Anne Peters was born in Jamestown, New York When she was five, her family moved to the Denver suburbs in Colorado Her parents divorced when she was in high school She has three siblings a brother, John, and two younger sisters, Jeanne and Susan.Her books for young adults include Define Normal 2000 , Keeping You a Secret 2003 , Luna 2004 , Far from Xanadu 2005 , Between Mom and Jo 2006 , grl2grl 2007 , Rage A Love Story 2009 , By the Time You Read This, I ll Be Dead 2010 , She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not 2011 , It s Our Prom So Deal with It 2012 , and Lies My Girlfriend Told Me 2014 Her young adult fiction often feature lesbian characters and address LGBT issues She has announced that she has retired from writing, and Lies My Girlfriend Told Me will be her last novel She now works full time for the Colorado Reading Corps.



Comments Luna

  • Wendy Darling

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam has always felt as if he was different. Through the years, he's been closer to her female friends than any guy his own age, and he's always been interested in typically "feminine" toys and clothes. Eventually, Liam begi [...]


  • Brooke

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions.It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not working,her working). Im not sure if this was necessary though or really served the plot in any way. There is this theme or at least a few scenes in which Liam is painted as someone who "can't help himself" from cross [...]


  • saadia k

    This book got under my skin in a big way.For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than fluid (Regan's self-deprication, for example) and their conflicts were heavy-handed. Liam/Luna is portrayed as an object in this novel, nothing more, and is extreeeeemely underdeveloped. Regan is supposed to be Luna's clo [...]


  • Andrew

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling.But here's my "review":Please do not call this a trans book.This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefore not about the trans person and is not a "trans story".The constant misgendering from the summary alone makes me boil.Reading through other people's reviews of this story, constantly misgendering Luna, makes me even more [...]


  • Alex Farrand

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. Luna is about Liam, 17/18 year old male, transitioning into Luna. The book was narrated by her sister, Regan.Well, I think this book would be perfect for 6th graders who are just really learning about their sexuality, [...]


  • Sarah

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity had its pros and cons. A pro was the fact that it was so simple that it was really easy to understand and I think that is good because younger readers can grasp everything very easily. Another pro to the simplicity was [...]


  • Hannah Lozier

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character.Luna is one of those books I read a long time ago -- long enough that I can't, in good conscience, review the prose, because I don't remember it though, perhaps that is telling in and of itself. I read Luna while I was in high school and [...]


  • Amy

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people would be interested in this book had it been told from Liam/Luna's point of view. But as it comes from the sister, it's a safe vantage. It's the perfect vehicle for introducing a LOT of people to an issue they might no [...]


  • Alyssa

    I don't normally write reviews, but this book really made me angry.This book was, from beginning to end, a giant self-congratulating pat on the back for cisgender transphobes who want to consider themselves 'allies.' It may have been considered progressive for the time (around 2003-2004), but no one should read this in the 2015 era and call it a decent piece of transgender advocacy. The cisgender narrator, Regan, rarely addressed her transgender sister, Luna, with her preferred pronouns and name [...]


  • Jennifer Wardrip

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadTooLUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don't get the full spectrum of what this actually means until you reach the end of chapter one. "Rolling over, I muttered, 'You're such a freakshow.' Her hair splayed across my pillow, tickling my face. 'I know,' she murmured [...]


  • Caitlin

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn’t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven’t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled.Peters is a believer of authentic voices, so she portrayed the narrator as the sister of Luna - a 16 year old boy, Liam, who is struggling with keeping her true identity a secret. Unfortunately, this placed most o [...]


  • Wart Hill

    DNF at 47%.When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister would help them.Except then Regan turned out to be a brat.She keeps talking about how she has no life because of Luna, but honestly all I see is a spoiled brat who can't step away from her own innane high school drama [...]


  • Emily Ann

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading.In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book.In the current reality, I have some problems with this book. They mostly are about silencing the trans voice by giving control of the narrative to the trans character's cis-gendered sister.I think it made the story more palatable because we hear about the pain [...]


  • Arlene

    Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars as it pushes the boundaries of YA literature to unchartered territory and does it so flawlessly. This is like no other book I’ve ever read, and one that will stay on my mind for quite some time. It was beautifully written, with perfectly developed characters that were wrapped around a subject matter that got me to rethink how I feel about topics not commonly discussed. The focus of the book is extremely [...]


  • K

    I am so glad this book exists! While working in a public library a few years back, I came across Luna, and have recommended it a hundred times over ever since. It is one of the few young adult books I have seen so far that addresses the reality/experience of transgender teens, which has been needed for years! (Before this book, it was the Francesca Lia Block books that I would love for addressing queer youth experience. They are classics and address issues of gender for sure, but I appreciate th [...]


  • Kristen

    3/5 stars“Like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, I thought. An exquisite and delicate creature, unfolding her wings and flying away. Except in Luna’s case, the butterfly is forced to rein in her wings and reinsert herself into the cocoon every day. Every single day, she has to become a shell of a person.”The Skinny:This is the story of a young man, Liam; a boy on the outside, yet a girl on the inside. By night, Liam is Luna, a girl who loves make-up and fashion. By day, Liam is an int [...]


  • Emma Getchell

    I read this book back in sixth grade. But I still remember the impact it had on me. By the end of this book, all I wanted was another book continuing life for her. I hadn't really ever put much thought into people that were born feeling like they should be someone else. It just never really crossed my mind. This book opened my eyes up to a whole new world. I was able to get a better understanding, and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is open minded toward this subject. Maybe, even [...]


  • Jess

    I cried and cried while I read this book. But don't read it unless you are ready to think hard about some tough issues and stereotypes.


  • Giovanna

    Recommended and sent by Lys. And then she dares deny she's puccia. Anyway, this was both cute and meaningful. And well, sad and frustrating and all the FEELS. I do not know if I can write an english review in this case. I'll try my best.Liam is a girl. He has always felt like a girl and he's been hiding the real him (or her, really) for all his life. The only one who knows about Luna, Liam's true self, is her sister, Regan.I don't know how realistic Luna is, because I really can't imagine how di [...]


  • yt_rhi

    THIS BOOK WAS GREAT. SUPERB, WARMING, CRY WORTHY. NOT A WASTE OF PRECIOUS TEAR DROPPING IN THIS STORY. OKAY? OKAY! So this transgender transition book was so SO just, everything. I read it over the weekend and I want to marry it and take it to Vegas. I don't even want to marry people, thats how great this book is. there better be another book, If not I will kill someone.


  • Miranda

    This book is getting really good. Luna wants to tell he's parents that he is a girl. Thats what he wants to be. No a man but a woman.


  • Desty

    Regan sering terbangun tengah malam. Tepatnya dibangunkan oleh kakaknya, Liam. Malam ini Liam membangunkannya untuk memberitahukan bahwa dirinya sudah menemukan nama baru. Luna. Seperti bulan yang hanya terlihat di malam hari. Demikian pula dengan Luna, yang hanya bisa menjadi dirinya di malam hari.Sudah lama Liam merasakan bahwa dirinya adalah seorang perempuan, yang terlahir di dalam tubuh laki-laki. Hanya Regan yang tahu tentang status transgender yang dialami Liam. Seringkali Liam masuk ke d [...]


  • Steph

    Luna was born Liam. When we meet him, he's a high school senior, but he's known he is a girl trapped in a boy's body since he was much younger. When Liam was nine years old, he asked his mom for a Barbie and a bra. Then, at his party, he couldn't understand why, after having given the list to his mom, he didn't get the presents.His younger sister, Regan, is the only other person who knows his secret. The secret doesn't just weigh heavily on Liam/Luna, it's also taking its toll on Regan. She love [...]


  • Hallie

    I really, really wanted to like this book because there is not enough (massive understatement) positive representation of transgender characters in YA fiction. But the narrator took over the book and made it about herself, not about her trans sibling Liam/Luna. I don't know what the intent there was - probably to show the internal struggle one would have to go through to accept a trans family member. But she ricocheted between juvenile self-involvement and acting as a mouthpiece for PSAs about t [...]


  • Helena Miller

    This was a National Book Award finalist and I can see why. In many ways, it's a typical young adult novel with a girl struggling with her family, her brother, and a new love interest. The love-interest part was cute but fairly typical. The fact that her brother, however, is transgender (he was born physically a boy but feels like a girl on the inside) is NOT typical of YA literature and adds incredible complexity. I think the author realistically portrayed this struggle, not making it any simple [...]


  • Kjersti

    If it wasn't for the whole transgender issue this would have been such a snore fest. In fact, Regan's love affair with Chris reminded me of all the Babysitters' Club books I used to read when I was eleven; clichéd, clumsy and over-the-top "funny". Peters' writing is nothing to get excited about and Luna/Liam comes across as a flaky character who can't help herself and must. cross-dress. at. all. times. Transgender teens (and adults, for that matter) is such an important issue and thus I would a [...]


  • Angigames

    Sinceramente sono enormemente delusa da questa lettura.Visto il tema trattato mi aspettavo molto di più.Solitamente i temi “scottanti” quando vengono riportati su carta, riescono a creare una certa sinergia tra il lettore e la storia raccontata, i suoi personaggi.Aspettavo di emozionarmi, di versare lacrime, di sentire almeno un nodo in golaNIENTE, MI SONO ANNOIATA A MORTE.Forse perché il libro è troppo Y, forse non ero nella modalità adatta, ma sta di fatto che sono diverse volte che lo [...]


  • Samantha

    This is going to be a tough one to write a review for. Overall, I think it is a pretty fantastic book. But I do think that it has suffered a bit of dated-ness since it was first published (only in 2004! That is dated to me now!)"Luna" tells the story of Luna, who was born a male named Liam, through the perspective of her little sister, Regan. It is really (I hate to say it) interesting to see this story told through a straight cis-female perspective, since you would think the power of the story [...]


  • Jessica

    Liam has always known that he was a girl and has kept this knowledge locked away in a steamer trunk to be revealed only at night. Regan has been protecting her brother Liam since she can remember; protecting his secret from the world. During one fateful year, Liam and Regan’s carefully orchestrated lives begin to unravel when Liam can no longer keep Luna under lock and key to be seen only at night. Told from the perspective of Regan, Luna takes the reader on a journey through one teen’s tran [...]


  • Hélène Louise

    I'm happy to read this kind of books, and happier to note how well there're taken by young readers (French ones particularly, as this book is translated: "Cette fille c'était mon frère"). It's a good omen for our societyThe main theme of "Luna" is transgenre, but I loved that it wasn't only that. There a lot of others themes, cleverly woven in the main narrative: the notion of intelligence (the heroin doesn't even realise how bright she is because Liam/Luna is so exceptionally gifted), the fac [...]


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