Far from Xanadu
In this fresh, poignant novel, Mike is struggling to come to terms with her father's suicide and her mother's detachment from the family. Mike (real name: Mary Elizabeth) is gay and likes to pump iron, play softball, and fix plumbing. When a glamorous new girl, Xanadu, arrives in Mike's small Kansas town, Mike falls in love at first sight. Xanadu is everything Mike is not -- cool, confident, feminine, sexy.... straight.
Julie Anne Peters has written a heartbreaking yet ultimately hopeful novel that will speak to anyone who has ever fallen in love with someone who can't love them back.
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Review: Far from XanaduUser Review - Fin - Goodreads
I'm giving this book four stars because the main character, Mighty Mike Szabo, is just a great character. Mike or Mary-Elizabeth is a small town girl trying to deal with her father's suicide two years ... Read full review
Review: Far from XanaduUser Review - Jessica - Goodreads
When I first started to read this book, I was confused. I thought Mike was a guy and Jamie (her best friend) was a girl. After I cleared that up, everything was good! The moment Mike sees Xanadu in ... Read full review