Tuesday, May 27, 2008
GLBT: Luna by Julie Anne Peters
Luna by Julie Anne Peters
Review by: Lauren
Regan is desperate for her own life: a good family, a circle of friends, and perhaps even a boyfriend. She wants to feel like her life is normal, except she has to deal with something that she can’t tell anybody about. Her brother, Liam, is transgender. He lives his life day to day in a boy’s body, but longs to look like the girl he feels like on the inside. Regan keeps the secret, and allows Liam to transform nightly into Luna, but as she gets older, the secret becomes harder and harder to deal with.
This book is told in the point of view of Regan, but I felt her bond with Liam was strong enough to allow us to understand his emotion’s as well. I loved the flashbacks that Regan had about her childhood throughout the book. They were strategically placed to allow us a bigger insight in to their lives and struggles.
Luna has a unique storyline when dealing with Liam, but most people can relate in some way to the siblings. Regan and Liam aren’t that much different from each other, for they both wish to be loved and accepted. I enjoyed this book immensely and felt that Liam’s struggles were dealt with in a nice, realistic way. I only wish that we could continue their story and find out what happens to Regan and Liam in the future. Luna is funny, thought-provoking, and emotional.