Far from Xanadu

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Sep 15, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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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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User Review  - Lydia - Goodreads

An excellent LGBT book in terms of writing. The character development and description is not nearly what I wanted to truly have an image of the characters. However, the topic is explicit; the ... Read full review


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Chapter Eleven
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Twenty
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About the author (2008)

Julie Anne Peters was born in Jamestown, New York, but moved to Colorado at age five. Ms. Peters earned two college degrees (B.A. in Education and a B.S. in Computer Science) before becoming a writer of Young Adult Fiction. She still lives in Colorado. Her latest novel is entitled, By the Time You Read This, I'll be Dead.

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