Far from Xanadu

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Little, Brown, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 282 pages
10 Reviews

In this fresh, poignant novel Mike is struggling to come to terms with her father's suicide and her mother's detachment from her 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, he falls in love at first sight. Xanadu is everything that Mike is not - cool, confident, feminine, sexy and - straight! No matter how close their growing friendship is, Mike is always going to be 'far from Xanadu'.

Following the success of Luna, Julie Ann Peters' has written a heartbreaking, yet ultimately hopeful, novel which will speak to anyone who has ever fallen in love with someone who can't love them back.

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User Review  - Ollie Bradshaw - Goodreads

This book will make feel for Mike as he goes for the Xanadu. Read full review

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User Review  - Carly Semanchik - Goodreads

I accidentally bought this book at a book fair, and it was the best mistake I've ever made. Loved it ! Read full review

About the author (2007)

Julie Anne Peters is the critically acclaimed author of Keeping You a Secret, Between Mom and Jo, Define "Normal," and Luna, a National Book Award Finalist.

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