Far from Xanadu

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Little, Brown, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 282 pages
4 Reviews
Every day in Coalton is pretty much the same. Mike pumps iron in the morning, drives her truck to school, plays softball in the afternoon, and fixes the neighbors' plumbing at night. But when an exotic new girl, Xanadu, arrives in the small Kansas town, Mike's world is turned upside down. Xanadu is everything Mike is not--cool, complicated, sexy, and...straight. This heartbreaking yet ultimately hopeful novel will speak to anyone who has ever fallen in love with someone just out of reach.

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User 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

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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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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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