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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FAR FROM XANADUUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Excellent characterization makes this piece shine. Mike's in her third year of high school in the town where she's always lived. When gorgeous Xanadu arrives (sent from the city for dealing drugs that ... Read full review
Review: Far from XanaduUser 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