Luna

Luna

A groundbreaking novel about a transgender teen, selected as a National Book Award Finalist! Regan's brother Liam can't stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female name, his true self, Luna, only reveals herself at night. In the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with A groundbreaking novel about a transgender teen, selected as a National Book Award Finalist! Regan's brother Liam can...

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Title:Luna
Author:Julie Anne Peters
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Luna
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:248 pages pages

Luna Reviews

  • Kjersti
    Jul 16, 2009

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading. In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book. In the current reality, I have some pr...

    This review can also be found here! DNF at 20% TW: transphobia, misgendering, deadnaming, and others since I DNFed it Wow was this reread problematic. But let?s backtrack. When I was a young transman, still figuring out what the fuck that meant for me, I read this book...

    Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars as it pushes the boundaries of YA literature to unchartered territory and does it so flawlessly. This is like no other book I?ve ever read, and one that will stay on my mind for quite some tim...

    I am so glad this book exists! While working in a public library a few years back, I came across Luna, and have recommended it a hundred times over ever since. It is one of the few young adult books I have seen so far that addresses the reality/experience of transgender teens, which ha...

    3/5 stars ?Like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, I thought. An exquisite and delicate creature, unfolding her wings and flying away. Except in Luna?s case, the butterfly is forced to rein in her wings and reinsert herself into the cocoon every day. Every single day, she ha...

    I read this book back in sixth grade. But I still remember the impact it had on me. By the end of this book, all I wanted was another book continuing life for her. I hadn't really ever put much thought into people that were born feeling like they should be someone else. It just never r...

    I cried and cried while I read this book. But don't read it unless you are ready to think hard about some tough issues and stereotypes. ...

    Recommended and sent by Lys. And then she dares deny she's puccia. Anyway, this was both cute and meaningful. And well, sad and frustrating and all the FEELS. I do not know if I can write an english review in this case. I'll try my best. Liam is a girl. He has always felt li...

    THIS BOOK WAS GREAT. SUPERB, WARMING, CRY WORTHY. NOT A WASTE OF PRECIOUS TEAR DROPPING IN THIS STORY. OKAY? OKAY! So this transgender transition book was so SO just, everything. I read it over the weekend and I want to marry it and take it to Vegas. I don't even want to marry people, ...

    This book is getting really good. Luna wants to tell he's parents that he is a girl. Thats what he wants to be. No a man but a woman. ...

    Regan sering terbangun tengah malam. Tepatnya dibangunkan oleh kakaknya, Liam. Malam ini Liam membangunkannya untuk memberitahukan bahwa dirinya sudah menemukan nama baru. Luna. Seperti bulan yang hanya terlihat di malam hari. Demikian pula dengan Luna, yang hanya bisa menjadi dirinya ...

    Julie Ann Peters?s LUNA, published in 2004, was one of the first stories about a teenager transitioning. Liam is transitioning from his assigned gender to her real identity as Luna. Only her younger sister Regan knows. Regan tells the story of her brother?s transformation, suici...

    Luna was born Liam. When we meet him, he's a high school senior, but he's known he is a girl trapped in a boy's body since he was much younger. When Liam was nine years old, he asked his mom for a Barbie and a bra. Then, at his party, he couldn't understand why, after having given th...

    I really, really wanted to like this book because there is not enough (massive understatement) positive representation of transgender characters in YA fiction. But the narrator took over the book and made it about herself, not about her trans sibling Liam/Luna. I don't know what the in...

    This was a National Book Award finalist and I can see why. In many ways, it's a typical young adult novel with a girl struggling with her family, her brother, and a new love interest. The love-interest part was cute but fairly typical. The fact that her brother, however, is transgender...

    If it wasn't for the whole transgender issue this would have been such a snore fest. In fact, Regan's love affair with Chris reminded me of all the Babysitters' Club books I used to read when I was eleven; clichéd, clumsy and over-the-top "funny". Peters' writing is nothing to get exc...

  • Jess
    Nov 14, 2009

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading. In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book. In the current reality, I have some pr...

    This review can also be found here! DNF at 20% TW: transphobia, misgendering, deadnaming, and others since I DNFed it Wow was this reread problematic. But let?s backtrack. When I was a young transman, still figuring out what the fuck that meant for me, I read this book...

    Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars as it pushes the boundaries of YA literature to unchartered territory and does it so flawlessly. This is like no other book I?ve ever read, and one that will stay on my mind for quite some tim...

    I am so glad this book exists! While working in a public library a few years back, I came across Luna, and have recommended it a hundred times over ever since. It is one of the few young adult books I have seen so far that addresses the reality/experience of transgender teens, which ha...

    3/5 stars ?Like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, I thought. An exquisite and delicate creature, unfolding her wings and flying away. Except in Luna?s case, the butterfly is forced to rein in her wings and reinsert herself into the cocoon every day. Every single day, she ha...

    I read this book back in sixth grade. But I still remember the impact it had on me. By the end of this book, all I wanted was another book continuing life for her. I hadn't really ever put much thought into people that were born feeling like they should be someone else. It just never r...

    I cried and cried while I read this book. But don't read it unless you are ready to think hard about some tough issues and stereotypes. ...

  • Amy
    Jan 05, 2008

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

  • Caitlin
    Nov 26, 2011

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

  • Brooke
    Jun 03, 2009

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    May 06, 2008

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

  • Hallie
    Nov 09, 2011

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading. In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book. In the current reality, I have some pr...

    This review can also be found here! DNF at 20% TW: transphobia, misgendering, deadnaming, and others since I DNFed it Wow was this reread problematic. But let?s backtrack. When I was a young transman, still figuring out what the fuck that meant for me, I read this book...

    Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars as it pushes the boundaries of YA literature to unchartered territory and does it so flawlessly. This is like no other book I?ve ever read, and one that will stay on my mind for quite some tim...

    I am so glad this book exists! While working in a public library a few years back, I came across Luna, and have recommended it a hundred times over ever since. It is one of the few young adult books I have seen so far that addresses the reality/experience of transgender teens, which ha...

    3/5 stars ?Like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, I thought. An exquisite and delicate creature, unfolding her wings and flying away. Except in Luna?s case, the butterfly is forced to rein in her wings and reinsert herself into the cocoon every day. Every single day, she ha...

    I read this book back in sixth grade. But I still remember the impact it had on me. By the end of this book, all I wanted was another book continuing life for her. I hadn't really ever put much thought into people that were born feeling like they should be someone else. It just never r...

    I cried and cried while I read this book. But don't read it unless you are ready to think hard about some tough issues and stereotypes. ...

    Recommended and sent by Lys. And then she dares deny she's puccia. Anyway, this was both cute and meaningful. And well, sad and frustrating and all the FEELS. I do not know if I can write an english review in this case. I'll try my best. Liam is a girl. He has always felt li...

    THIS BOOK WAS GREAT. SUPERB, WARMING, CRY WORTHY. NOT A WASTE OF PRECIOUS TEAR DROPPING IN THIS STORY. OKAY? OKAY! So this transgender transition book was so SO just, everything. I read it over the weekend and I want to marry it and take it to Vegas. I don't even want to marry people, ...

    This book is getting really good. Luna wants to tell he's parents that he is a girl. Thats what he wants to be. No a man but a woman. ...

    Regan sering terbangun tengah malam. Tepatnya dibangunkan oleh kakaknya, Liam. Malam ini Liam membangunkannya untuk memberitahukan bahwa dirinya sudah menemukan nama baru. Luna. Seperti bulan yang hanya terlihat di malam hari. Demikian pula dengan Luna, yang hanya bisa menjadi dirinya ...

    Julie Ann Peters?s LUNA, published in 2004, was one of the first stories about a teenager transitioning. Liam is transitioning from his assigned gender to her real identity as Luna. Only her younger sister Regan knows. Regan tells the story of her brother?s transformation, suici...

    Luna was born Liam. When we meet him, he's a high school senior, but he's known he is a girl trapped in a boy's body since he was much younger. When Liam was nine years old, he asked his mom for a Barbie and a bra. Then, at his party, he couldn't understand why, after having given th...

    I really, really wanted to like this book because there is not enough (massive understatement) positive representation of transgender characters in YA fiction. But the narrator took over the book and made it about herself, not about her trans sibling Liam/Luna. I don't know what the in...

  • K
    Aug 20, 2008

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading. In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book. In the current reality, I have some pr...

    This review can also be found here! DNF at 20% TW: transphobia, misgendering, deadnaming, and others since I DNFed it Wow was this reread problematic. But let?s backtrack. When I was a young transman, still figuring out what the fuck that meant for me, I read this book...

    Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars as it pushes the boundaries of YA literature to unchartered territory and does it so flawlessly. This is like no other book I?ve ever read, and one that will stay on my mind for quite some tim...

    I am so glad this book exists! While working in a public library a few years back, I came across Luna, and have recommended it a hundred times over ever since. It is one of the few young adult books I have seen so far that addresses the reality/experience of transgender teens, which ha...

  • Helena Miller
    Oct 21, 2009

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading. In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book. In the current reality, I have some pr...

    This review can also be found here! DNF at 20% TW: transphobia, misgendering, deadnaming, and others since I DNFed it Wow was this reread problematic. But let?s backtrack. When I was a young transman, still figuring out what the fuck that meant for me, I read this book...

    Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars as it pushes the boundaries of YA literature to unchartered territory and does it so flawlessly. This is like no other book I?ve ever read, and one that will stay on my mind for quite some tim...

    I am so glad this book exists! While working in a public library a few years back, I came across Luna, and have recommended it a hundred times over ever since. It is one of the few young adult books I have seen so far that addresses the reality/experience of transgender teens, which ha...

    3/5 stars ?Like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, I thought. An exquisite and delicate creature, unfolding her wings and flying away. Except in Luna?s case, the butterfly is forced to rein in her wings and reinsert herself into the cocoon every day. Every single day, she ha...

    I read this book back in sixth grade. But I still remember the impact it had on me. By the end of this book, all I wanted was another book continuing life for her. I hadn't really ever put much thought into people that were born feeling like they should be someone else. It just never r...

    I cried and cried while I read this book. But don't read it unless you are ready to think hard about some tough issues and stereotypes. ...

    Recommended and sent by Lys. And then she dares deny she's puccia. Anyway, this was both cute and meaningful. And well, sad and frustrating and all the FEELS. I do not know if I can write an english review in this case. I'll try my best. Liam is a girl. He has always felt li...

    THIS BOOK WAS GREAT. SUPERB, WARMING, CRY WORTHY. NOT A WASTE OF PRECIOUS TEAR DROPPING IN THIS STORY. OKAY? OKAY! So this transgender transition book was so SO just, everything. I read it over the weekend and I want to marry it and take it to Vegas. I don't even want to marry people, ...

    This book is getting really good. Luna wants to tell he's parents that he is a girl. Thats what he wants to be. No a man but a woman. ...

    Regan sering terbangun tengah malam. Tepatnya dibangunkan oleh kakaknya, Liam. Malam ini Liam membangunkannya untuk memberitahukan bahwa dirinya sudah menemukan nama baru. Luna. Seperti bulan yang hanya terlihat di malam hari. Demikian pula dengan Luna, yang hanya bisa menjadi dirinya ...

    Julie Ann Peters?s LUNA, published in 2004, was one of the first stories about a teenager transitioning. Liam is transitioning from his assigned gender to her real identity as Luna. Only her younger sister Regan knows. Regan tells the story of her brother?s transformation, suici...

    Luna was born Liam. When we meet him, he's a high school senior, but he's known he is a girl trapped in a boy's body since he was much younger. When Liam was nine years old, he asked his mom for a Barbie and a bra. Then, at his party, he couldn't understand why, after having given th...

    I really, really wanted to like this book because there is not enough (massive understatement) positive representation of transgender characters in YA fiction. But the narrator took over the book and made it about herself, not about her trans sibling Liam/Luna. I don't know what the in...

    This was a National Book Award finalist and I can see why. In many ways, it's a typical young adult novel with a girl struggling with her family, her brother, and a new love interest. The love-interest part was cute but fairly typical. The fact that her brother, however, is transgender...

  • Jessica
    Oct 05, 2008

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading. In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book. In the current reality, I have some pr...

    This review can also be found here! DNF at 20% TW: transphobia, misgendering, deadnaming, and others since I DNFed it Wow was this reread problematic. But let?s backtrack. When I was a young transman, still figuring out what the fuck that meant for me, I read this book...

    Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars as it pushes the boundaries of YA literature to unchartered territory and does it so flawlessly. This is like no other book I?ve ever read, and one that will stay on my mind for quite some tim...

    I am so glad this book exists! While working in a public library a few years back, I came across Luna, and have recommended it a hundred times over ever since. It is one of the few young adult books I have seen so far that addresses the reality/experience of transgender teens, which ha...

    3/5 stars ?Like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, I thought. An exquisite and delicate creature, unfolding her wings and flying away. Except in Luna?s case, the butterfly is forced to rein in her wings and reinsert herself into the cocoon every day. Every single day, she ha...

    I read this book back in sixth grade. But I still remember the impact it had on me. By the end of this book, all I wanted was another book continuing life for her. I hadn't really ever put much thought into people that were born feeling like they should be someone else. It just never r...

    I cried and cried while I read this book. But don't read it unless you are ready to think hard about some tough issues and stereotypes. ...

    Recommended and sent by Lys. And then she dares deny she's puccia. Anyway, this was both cute and meaningful. And well, sad and frustrating and all the FEELS. I do not know if I can write an english review in this case. I'll try my best. Liam is a girl. He has always felt li...

    THIS BOOK WAS GREAT. SUPERB, WARMING, CRY WORTHY. NOT A WASTE OF PRECIOUS TEAR DROPPING IN THIS STORY. OKAY? OKAY! So this transgender transition book was so SO just, everything. I read it over the weekend and I want to marry it and take it to Vegas. I don't even want to marry people, ...

    This book is getting really good. Luna wants to tell he's parents that he is a girl. Thats what he wants to be. No a man but a woman. ...

    Regan sering terbangun tengah malam. Tepatnya dibangunkan oleh kakaknya, Liam. Malam ini Liam membangunkannya untuk memberitahukan bahwa dirinya sudah menemukan nama baru. Luna. Seperti bulan yang hanya terlihat di malam hari. Demikian pula dengan Luna, yang hanya bisa menjadi dirinya ...

    Julie Ann Peters?s LUNA, published in 2004, was one of the first stories about a teenager transitioning. Liam is transitioning from his assigned gender to her real identity as Luna. Only her younger sister Regan knows. Regan tells the story of her brother?s transformation, suici...

    Luna was born Liam. When we meet him, he's a high school senior, but he's known he is a girl trapped in a boy's body since he was much younger. When Liam was nine years old, he asked his mom for a Barbie and a bra. Then, at his party, he couldn't understand why, after having given th...

    I really, really wanted to like this book because there is not enough (massive understatement) positive representation of transgender characters in YA fiction. But the narrator took over the book and made it about herself, not about her trans sibling Liam/Luna. I don't know what the in...

    This was a National Book Award finalist and I can see why. In many ways, it's a typical young adult novel with a girl struggling with her family, her brother, and a new love interest. The love-interest part was cute but fairly typical. The fact that her brother, however, is transgender...

    If it wasn't for the whole transgender issue this would have been such a snore fest. In fact, Regan's love affair with Chris reminded me of all the Babysitters' Club books I used to read when I was eleven; clichéd, clumsy and over-the-top "funny". Peters' writing is nothing to get exc...

    Sinceramente sono enormemente delusa da questa lettura. Visto il tema trattato mi aspettavo molto di più. Solitamente i temi ?scottanti? quando vengono riportati su carta, riescono a creare una certa sinergia tra il lettore e la storia raccontata, i suoi personaggi. Aspettavo d...

    This is going to be a tough one to write a review for. Overall, I think it is a pretty fantastic book. But I do think that it has suffered a bit of dated-ness since it was first published (only in 2004! That is dated to me now!) "Luna" tells the story of Luna, who was born a male name...

    Liam has always known that he was a girl and has kept this knowledge locked away in a steamer trunk to be revealed only at night. Regan has been protecting her brother Liam since she can remember; protecting his secret from the world. During one fateful year, Liam and Regan?s careful...

  • Arlene
    Jul 23, 2009

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading. In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book. In the current reality, I have some pr...

    This review can also be found here! DNF at 20% TW: transphobia, misgendering, deadnaming, and others since I DNFed it Wow was this reread problematic. But let?s backtrack. When I was a young transman, still figuring out what the fuck that meant for me, I read this book...

    Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars as it pushes the boundaries of YA literature to unchartered territory and does it so flawlessly. This is like no other book I?ve ever read, and one that will stay on my mind for quite some tim...

  • Steph
    Jun 23, 2010

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading. In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book. In the current reality, I have some pr...

    This review can also be found here! DNF at 20% TW: transphobia, misgendering, deadnaming, and others since I DNFed it Wow was this reread problematic. But let?s backtrack. When I was a young transman, still figuring out what the fuck that meant for me, I read this book...

    Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars as it pushes the boundaries of YA literature to unchartered territory and does it so flawlessly. This is like no other book I?ve ever read, and one that will stay on my mind for quite some tim...

    I am so glad this book exists! While working in a public library a few years back, I came across Luna, and have recommended it a hundred times over ever since. It is one of the few young adult books I have seen so far that addresses the reality/experience of transgender teens, which ha...

    3/5 stars ?Like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, I thought. An exquisite and delicate creature, unfolding her wings and flying away. Except in Luna?s case, the butterfly is forced to rein in her wings and reinsert herself into the cocoon every day. Every single day, she ha...

    I read this book back in sixth grade. But I still remember the impact it had on me. By the end of this book, all I wanted was another book continuing life for her. I hadn't really ever put much thought into people that were born feeling like they should be someone else. It just never r...

    I cried and cried while I read this book. But don't read it unless you are ready to think hard about some tough issues and stereotypes. ...

    Recommended and sent by Lys. And then she dares deny she's puccia. Anyway, this was both cute and meaningful. And well, sad and frustrating and all the FEELS. I do not know if I can write an english review in this case. I'll try my best. Liam is a girl. He has always felt li...

    THIS BOOK WAS GREAT. SUPERB, WARMING, CRY WORTHY. NOT A WASTE OF PRECIOUS TEAR DROPPING IN THIS STORY. OKAY? OKAY! So this transgender transition book was so SO just, everything. I read it over the weekend and I want to marry it and take it to Vegas. I don't even want to marry people, ...

    This book is getting really good. Luna wants to tell he's parents that he is a girl. Thats what he wants to be. No a man but a woman. ...

    Regan sering terbangun tengah malam. Tepatnya dibangunkan oleh kakaknya, Liam. Malam ini Liam membangunkannya untuk memberitahukan bahwa dirinya sudah menemukan nama baru. Luna. Seperti bulan yang hanya terlihat di malam hari. Demikian pula dengan Luna, yang hanya bisa menjadi dirinya ...

    Julie Ann Peters?s LUNA, published in 2004, was one of the first stories about a teenager transitioning. Liam is transitioning from his assigned gender to her real identity as Luna. Only her younger sister Regan knows. Regan tells the story of her brother?s transformation, suici...

    Luna was born Liam. When we meet him, he's a high school senior, but he's known he is a girl trapped in a boy's body since he was much younger. When Liam was nine years old, he asked his mom for a Barbie and a bra. Then, at his party, he couldn't understand why, after having given th...

  • saadia k
    Jun 22, 2012

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

  • Samantha
    Jun 26, 2015

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading. In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book. In the current reality, I have some pr...

    This review can also be found here! DNF at 20% TW: transphobia, misgendering, deadnaming, and others since I DNFed it Wow was this reread problematic. But let?s backtrack. When I was a young transman, still figuring out what the fuck that meant for me, I read this book...

    Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars as it pushes the boundaries of YA literature to unchartered territory and does it so flawlessly. This is like no other book I?ve ever read, and one that will stay on my mind for quite some tim...

    I am so glad this book exists! While working in a public library a few years back, I came across Luna, and have recommended it a hundred times over ever since. It is one of the few young adult books I have seen so far that addresses the reality/experience of transgender teens, which ha...

    3/5 stars ?Like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, I thought. An exquisite and delicate creature, unfolding her wings and flying away. Except in Luna?s case, the butterfly is forced to rein in her wings and reinsert herself into the cocoon every day. Every single day, she ha...

    I read this book back in sixth grade. But I still remember the impact it had on me. By the end of this book, all I wanted was another book continuing life for her. I hadn't really ever put much thought into people that were born feeling like they should be someone else. It just never r...

    I cried and cried while I read this book. But don't read it unless you are ready to think hard about some tough issues and stereotypes. ...

    Recommended and sent by Lys. And then she dares deny she's puccia. Anyway, this was both cute and meaningful. And well, sad and frustrating and all the FEELS. I do not know if I can write an english review in this case. I'll try my best. Liam is a girl. He has always felt li...

    THIS BOOK WAS GREAT. SUPERB, WARMING, CRY WORTHY. NOT A WASTE OF PRECIOUS TEAR DROPPING IN THIS STORY. OKAY? OKAY! So this transgender transition book was so SO just, everything. I read it over the weekend and I want to marry it and take it to Vegas. I don't even want to marry people, ...

    This book is getting really good. Luna wants to tell he's parents that he is a girl. Thats what he wants to be. No a man but a woman. ...

    Regan sering terbangun tengah malam. Tepatnya dibangunkan oleh kakaknya, Liam. Malam ini Liam membangunkannya untuk memberitahukan bahwa dirinya sudah menemukan nama baru. Luna. Seperti bulan yang hanya terlihat di malam hari. Demikian pula dengan Luna, yang hanya bisa menjadi dirinya ...

    Julie Ann Peters?s LUNA, published in 2004, was one of the first stories about a teenager transitioning. Liam is transitioning from his assigned gender to her real identity as Luna. Only her younger sister Regan knows. Regan tells the story of her brother?s transformation, suici...

    Luna was born Liam. When we meet him, he's a high school senior, but he's known he is a girl trapped in a boy's body since he was much younger. When Liam was nine years old, he asked his mom for a Barbie and a bra. Then, at his party, he couldn't understand why, after having given th...

    I really, really wanted to like this book because there is not enough (massive understatement) positive representation of transgender characters in YA fiction. But the narrator took over the book and made it about herself, not about her trans sibling Liam/Luna. I don't know what the in...

    This was a National Book Award finalist and I can see why. In many ways, it's a typical young adult novel with a girl struggling with her family, her brother, and a new love interest. The love-interest part was cute but fairly typical. The fact that her brother, however, is transgender...

    If it wasn't for the whole transgender issue this would have been such a snore fest. In fact, Regan's love affair with Chris reminded me of all the Babysitters' Club books I used to read when I was eleven; clichéd, clumsy and over-the-top "funny". Peters' writing is nothing to get exc...

    Sinceramente sono enormemente delusa da questa lettura. Visto il tema trattato mi aspettavo molto di più. Solitamente i temi ?scottanti? quando vengono riportati su carta, riescono a creare una certa sinergia tra il lettore e la storia raccontata, i suoi personaggi. Aspettavo d...

    This is going to be a tough one to write a review for. Overall, I think it is a pretty fantastic book. But I do think that it has suffered a bit of dated-ness since it was first published (only in 2004! That is dated to me now!) "Luna" tells the story of Luna, who was born a male name...

  • Wendy Darling
    Oct 10, 2011

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

  • Wart Hill
    Jan 25, 2014

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

  • Desty
    Jul 05, 2017

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading. In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book. In the current reality, I have some pr...

    This review can also be found here! DNF at 20% TW: transphobia, misgendering, deadnaming, and others since I DNFed it Wow was this reread problematic. But let?s backtrack. When I was a young transman, still figuring out what the fuck that meant for me, I read this book...

    Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars as it pushes the boundaries of YA literature to unchartered territory and does it so flawlessly. This is like no other book I?ve ever read, and one that will stay on my mind for quite some tim...

    I am so glad this book exists! While working in a public library a few years back, I came across Luna, and have recommended it a hundred times over ever since. It is one of the few young adult books I have seen so far that addresses the reality/experience of transgender teens, which ha...

    3/5 stars ?Like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, I thought. An exquisite and delicate creature, unfolding her wings and flying away. Except in Luna?s case, the butterfly is forced to rein in her wings and reinsert herself into the cocoon every day. Every single day, she ha...

    I read this book back in sixth grade. But I still remember the impact it had on me. By the end of this book, all I wanted was another book continuing life for her. I hadn't really ever put much thought into people that were born feeling like they should be someone else. It just never r...

    I cried and cried while I read this book. But don't read it unless you are ready to think hard about some tough issues and stereotypes. ...

    Recommended and sent by Lys. And then she dares deny she's puccia. Anyway, this was both cute and meaningful. And well, sad and frustrating and all the FEELS. I do not know if I can write an english review in this case. I'll try my best. Liam is a girl. He has always felt li...

    THIS BOOK WAS GREAT. SUPERB, WARMING, CRY WORTHY. NOT A WASTE OF PRECIOUS TEAR DROPPING IN THIS STORY. OKAY? OKAY! So this transgender transition book was so SO just, everything. I read it over the weekend and I want to marry it and take it to Vegas. I don't even want to marry people, ...

    This book is getting really good. Luna wants to tell he's parents that he is a girl. Thats what he wants to be. No a man but a woman. ...

    Regan sering terbangun tengah malam. Tepatnya dibangunkan oleh kakaknya, Liam. Malam ini Liam membangunkannya untuk memberitahukan bahwa dirinya sudah menemukan nama baru. Luna. Seperti bulan yang hanya terlihat di malam hari. Demikian pula dengan Luna, yang hanya bisa menjadi dirinya ...

  • Emily Ann
    Jan 12, 2012

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading. In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book. In the current reality, I have some pr...

  • Miranda
    Sep 26, 2011

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading. In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book. In the current reality, I have some pr...

    This review can also be found here! DNF at 20% TW: transphobia, misgendering, deadnaming, and others since I DNFed it Wow was this reread problematic. But let?s backtrack. When I was a young transman, still figuring out what the fuck that meant for me, I read this book...

    Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars as it pushes the boundaries of YA literature to unchartered territory and does it so flawlessly. This is like no other book I?ve ever read, and one that will stay on my mind for quite some tim...

    I am so glad this book exists! While working in a public library a few years back, I came across Luna, and have recommended it a hundred times over ever since. It is one of the few young adult books I have seen so far that addresses the reality/experience of transgender teens, which ha...

    3/5 stars ?Like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, I thought. An exquisite and delicate creature, unfolding her wings and flying away. Except in Luna?s case, the butterfly is forced to rein in her wings and reinsert herself into the cocoon every day. Every single day, she ha...

    I read this book back in sixth grade. But I still remember the impact it had on me. By the end of this book, all I wanted was another book continuing life for her. I hadn't really ever put much thought into people that were born feeling like they should be someone else. It just never r...

    I cried and cried while I read this book. But don't read it unless you are ready to think hard about some tough issues and stereotypes. ...

    Recommended and sent by Lys. And then she dares deny she's puccia. Anyway, this was both cute and meaningful. And well, sad and frustrating and all the FEELS. I do not know if I can write an english review in this case. I'll try my best. Liam is a girl. He has always felt li...

    THIS BOOK WAS GREAT. SUPERB, WARMING, CRY WORTHY. NOT A WASTE OF PRECIOUS TEAR DROPPING IN THIS STORY. OKAY? OKAY! So this transgender transition book was so SO just, everything. I read it over the weekend and I want to marry it and take it to Vegas. I don't even want to marry people, ...

    This book is getting really good. Luna wants to tell he's parents that he is a girl. Thats what he wants to be. No a man but a woman. ...

  • Sarah
    Jan 07, 2016

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

  • Kristen
    May 19, 2015

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading. In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book. In the current reality, I have some pr...

    This review can also be found here! DNF at 20% TW: transphobia, misgendering, deadnaming, and others since I DNFed it Wow was this reread problematic. But let?s backtrack. When I was a young transman, still figuring out what the fuck that meant for me, I read this book...

    Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars as it pushes the boundaries of YA literature to unchartered territory and does it so flawlessly. This is like no other book I?ve ever read, and one that will stay on my mind for quite some tim...

    I am so glad this book exists! While working in a public library a few years back, I came across Luna, and have recommended it a hundred times over ever since. It is one of the few young adult books I have seen so far that addresses the reality/experience of transgender teens, which ha...

    3/5 stars ?Like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, I thought. An exquisite and delicate creature, unfolding her wings and flying away. Except in Luna?s case, the butterfly is forced to rein in her wings and reinsert herself into the cocoon every day. Every single day, she ha...

  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    Oct 13, 2012

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading. In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book. In the current reality, I have some pr...

    This review can also be found here! DNF at 20% TW: transphobia, misgendering, deadnaming, and others since I DNFed it Wow was this reread problematic. But let?s backtrack. When I was a young transman, still figuring out what the fuck that meant for me, I read this book...

  • Giovanna
    Feb 06, 2015

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading. In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book. In the current reality, I have some pr...

    This review can also be found here! DNF at 20% TW: transphobia, misgendering, deadnaming, and others since I DNFed it Wow was this reread problematic. But let?s backtrack. When I was a young transman, still figuring out what the fuck that meant for me, I read this book...

    Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars as it pushes the boundaries of YA literature to unchartered territory and does it so flawlessly. This is like no other book I?ve ever read, and one that will stay on my mind for quite some tim...

    I am so glad this book exists! While working in a public library a few years back, I came across Luna, and have recommended it a hundred times over ever since. It is one of the few young adult books I have seen so far that addresses the reality/experience of transgender teens, which ha...

    3/5 stars ?Like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, I thought. An exquisite and delicate creature, unfolding her wings and flying away. Except in Luna?s case, the butterfly is forced to rein in her wings and reinsert herself into the cocoon every day. Every single day, she ha...

    I read this book back in sixth grade. But I still remember the impact it had on me. By the end of this book, all I wanted was another book continuing life for her. I hadn't really ever put much thought into people that were born feeling like they should be someone else. It just never r...

    I cried and cried while I read this book. But don't read it unless you are ready to think hard about some tough issues and stereotypes. ...

    Recommended and sent by Lys. And then she dares deny she's puccia. Anyway, this was both cute and meaningful. And well, sad and frustrating and all the FEELS. I do not know if I can write an english review in this case. I'll try my best. Liam is a girl. He has always felt li...

  • Hannah Lozier
    Feb 14, 2014

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

  • Angigames
    Sep 10, 2017

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading. In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book. In the current reality, I have some pr...

    This review can also be found here! DNF at 20% TW: transphobia, misgendering, deadnaming, and others since I DNFed it Wow was this reread problematic. But let?s backtrack. When I was a young transman, still figuring out what the fuck that meant for me, I read this book...

    Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars as it pushes the boundaries of YA literature to unchartered territory and does it so flawlessly. This is like no other book I?ve ever read, and one that will stay on my mind for quite some tim...

    I am so glad this book exists! While working in a public library a few years back, I came across Luna, and have recommended it a hundred times over ever since. It is one of the few young adult books I have seen so far that addresses the reality/experience of transgender teens, which ha...

    3/5 stars ?Like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, I thought. An exquisite and delicate creature, unfolding her wings and flying away. Except in Luna?s case, the butterfly is forced to rein in her wings and reinsert herself into the cocoon every day. Every single day, she ha...

    I read this book back in sixth grade. But I still remember the impact it had on me. By the end of this book, all I wanted was another book continuing life for her. I hadn't really ever put much thought into people that were born feeling like they should be someone else. It just never r...

    I cried and cried while I read this book. But don't read it unless you are ready to think hard about some tough issues and stereotypes. ...

    Recommended and sent by Lys. And then she dares deny she's puccia. Anyway, this was both cute and meaningful. And well, sad and frustrating and all the FEELS. I do not know if I can write an english review in this case. I'll try my best. Liam is a girl. He has always felt li...

    THIS BOOK WAS GREAT. SUPERB, WARMING, CRY WORTHY. NOT A WASTE OF PRECIOUS TEAR DROPPING IN THIS STORY. OKAY? OKAY! So this transgender transition book was so SO just, everything. I read it over the weekend and I want to marry it and take it to Vegas. I don't even want to marry people, ...

    This book is getting really good. Luna wants to tell he's parents that he is a girl. Thats what he wants to be. No a man but a woman. ...

    Regan sering terbangun tengah malam. Tepatnya dibangunkan oleh kakaknya, Liam. Malam ini Liam membangunkannya untuk memberitahukan bahwa dirinya sudah menemukan nama baru. Luna. Seperti bulan yang hanya terlihat di malam hari. Demikian pula dengan Luna, yang hanya bisa menjadi dirinya ...

    Julie Ann Peters?s LUNA, published in 2004, was one of the first stories about a teenager transitioning. Liam is transitioning from his assigned gender to her real identity as Luna. Only her younger sister Regan knows. Regan tells the story of her brother?s transformation, suici...

    Luna was born Liam. When we meet him, he's a high school senior, but he's known he is a girl trapped in a boy's body since he was much younger. When Liam was nine years old, he asked his mom for a Barbie and a bra. Then, at his party, he couldn't understand why, after having given th...

    I really, really wanted to like this book because there is not enough (massive understatement) positive representation of transgender characters in YA fiction. But the narrator took over the book and made it about herself, not about her trans sibling Liam/Luna. I don't know what the in...

    This was a National Book Award finalist and I can see why. In many ways, it's a typical young adult novel with a girl struggling with her family, her brother, and a new love interest. The love-interest part was cute but fairly typical. The fact that her brother, however, is transgender...

    If it wasn't for the whole transgender issue this would have been such a snore fest. In fact, Regan's love affair with Chris reminded me of all the Babysitters' Club books I used to read when I was eleven; clichéd, clumsy and over-the-top "funny". Peters' writing is nothing to get exc...

    Sinceramente sono enormemente delusa da questa lettura. Visto il tema trattato mi aspettavo molto di più. Solitamente i temi ?scottanti? quando vengono riportati su carta, riescono a creare una certa sinergia tra il lettore e la storia raccontata, i suoi personaggi. Aspettavo d...

  • Alex Farrand
    Nov 17, 2016

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

  • Andrew
    Aug 20, 2015

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

  • Emma Getchell
    Nov 30, 2016

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading. In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book. In the current reality, I have some pr...

    This review can also be found here! DNF at 20% TW: transphobia, misgendering, deadnaming, and others since I DNFed it Wow was this reread problematic. But let?s backtrack. When I was a young transman, still figuring out what the fuck that meant for me, I read this book...

    Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars as it pushes the boundaries of YA literature to unchartered territory and does it so flawlessly. This is like no other book I?ve ever read, and one that will stay on my mind for quite some tim...

    I am so glad this book exists! While working in a public library a few years back, I came across Luna, and have recommended it a hundred times over ever since. It is one of the few young adult books I have seen so far that addresses the reality/experience of transgender teens, which ha...

    3/5 stars ?Like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, I thought. An exquisite and delicate creature, unfolding her wings and flying away. Except in Luna?s case, the butterfly is forced to rein in her wings and reinsert herself into the cocoon every day. Every single day, she ha...

    I read this book back in sixth grade. But I still remember the impact it had on me. By the end of this book, all I wanted was another book continuing life for her. I hadn't really ever put much thought into people that were born feeling like they should be someone else. It just never r...

  • yt_rhi
    Sep 25, 2017

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading. In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book. In the current reality, I have some pr...

    This review can also be found here! DNF at 20% TW: transphobia, misgendering, deadnaming, and others since I DNFed it Wow was this reread problematic. But let?s backtrack. When I was a young transman, still figuring out what the fuck that meant for me, I read this book...

    Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars as it pushes the boundaries of YA literature to unchartered territory and does it so flawlessly. This is like no other book I?ve ever read, and one that will stay on my mind for quite some tim...

    I am so glad this book exists! While working in a public library a few years back, I came across Luna, and have recommended it a hundred times over ever since. It is one of the few young adult books I have seen so far that addresses the reality/experience of transgender teens, which ha...

    3/5 stars ?Like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, I thought. An exquisite and delicate creature, unfolding her wings and flying away. Except in Luna?s case, the butterfly is forced to rein in her wings and reinsert herself into the cocoon every day. Every single day, she ha...

    I read this book back in sixth grade. But I still remember the impact it had on me. By the end of this book, all I wanted was another book continuing life for her. I hadn't really ever put much thought into people that were born feeling like they should be someone else. It just never r...

    I cried and cried while I read this book. But don't read it unless you are ready to think hard about some tough issues and stereotypes. ...

    Recommended and sent by Lys. And then she dares deny she's puccia. Anyway, this was both cute and meaningful. And well, sad and frustrating and all the FEELS. I do not know if I can write an english review in this case. I'll try my best. Liam is a girl. He has always felt li...

    THIS BOOK WAS GREAT. SUPERB, WARMING, CRY WORTHY. NOT A WASTE OF PRECIOUS TEAR DROPPING IN THIS STORY. OKAY? OKAY! So this transgender transition book was so SO just, everything. I read it over the weekend and I want to marry it and take it to Vegas. I don't even want to marry people, ...

  • PinkAmy loves  💕 books📖, cats😻 and naps🛏
    Jun 03, 2018

    Clearly, it's important that books like this are written, not only so that teens who are transgender have a voice in young adult literature, but also so that our society as a whole has a chance to better understand gender identity and gender expression. Regan's older brother Liam h...

    Hmm. Well, I'm glad this book was written because there certainly could be more books for and about the trans community. I did have some issues with this book, however. Some thoughts and some questions. It was interesting how the mother and father had non-traditional roles (him not ...

    This book got under my skin in a big way. For starters, all characters in this novel felt flat to me -- all stereotype and caricature; no real depth. In short, they were unlikable because there was nothing earnestly human about them -- their imperfections were forced rather than flu...

    I think this review here sums up how I'm truly feeling. But here's my "review": Please do not call this a trans book. This story is told from the view point of Luna's sister, a cisgender girl. Her thoughts, her feelings, all of her is what we really see, not Luna's and is therefor...

    So, I bought this book when I was in college for, I believe, a book report. Yes, a book report about inequality. I think it was for a science/medical ethics class. I choose a different book and left this on my shelf to read eventually. Well this week is the week I finally read it. ...

    Although Luna is a well-written book on a topic that demands more wide-spread exploration, its narrative ultimately promotes the "wrongness" and/or "otherness" of trans characters by focusing on a cis hetero (and ultimately much less interesting) main character. Luna is one of those...

    Overall I did really like this book. There were a few things that could have been better but it was good. Firstly, I thought this book was interesting and it kept my attention throughout. This book is really simple in terms of language, story and writing style and that simplicity h...

    This book is an amazing step forward in YA literature. Other reviewers have given you the premise of the plot, I just wanted to add that I thought it was BRILLIANT that it was told from the sister's point of view. Within the largely conservative area I live in, not a lot of people woul...

    This book sort of bothered me in many ways. It wasn?t because it dealt with transgender issues; I was pretty excited to read a book about a trans* teen especially since I haven?t seen or read a lot of YA literature that dealt with that. It was more because of the way it was handled...

    Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com LUNA is the first book I've ever read that deals specifically with transgender issues. Although you get a feel for what the book is about by reading the back copy--in effect, that Regan's brother, Liam, is a woman trapped in a man's body--you don'...

    DNF at 47%. When I first started this book, I thought I would like it. I was disappointed that the book wasn't from Luna's point of view, but I thought maybe it would be a good book to get my family members, maybe reading about Regan's journey of discovery with regards to her sister...

    My 5 star rating may be a little misleading. In a [future?] world where hundreds of great lit (YA and otherwise) is written with trans characters, where trans people feel less silenced and less invisible, I think this is a really great book. In the current reality, I have some pr...

    This review can also be found here! DNF at 20% TW: transphobia, misgendering, deadnaming, and others since I DNFed it Wow was this reread problematic. But let?s backtrack. When I was a young transman, still figuring out what the fuck that meant for me, I read this book...

    Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars as it pushes the boundaries of YA literature to unchartered territory and does it so flawlessly. This is like no other book I?ve ever read, and one that will stay on my mind for quite some tim...

    I am so glad this book exists! While working in a public library a few years back, I came across Luna, and have recommended it a hundred times over ever since. It is one of the few young adult books I have seen so far that addresses the reality/experience of transgender teens, which ha...

    3/5 stars ?Like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, I thought. An exquisite and delicate creature, unfolding her wings and flying away. Except in Luna?s case, the butterfly is forced to rein in her wings and reinsert herself into the cocoon every day. Every single day, she ha...

    I read this book back in sixth grade. But I still remember the impact it had on me. By the end of this book, all I wanted was another book continuing life for her. I hadn't really ever put much thought into people that were born feeling like they should be someone else. It just never r...

    I cried and cried while I read this book. But don't read it unless you are ready to think hard about some tough issues and stereotypes. ...

    Recommended and sent by Lys. And then she dares deny she's puccia. Anyway, this was both cute and meaningful. And well, sad and frustrating and all the FEELS. I do not know if I can write an english review in this case. I'll try my best. Liam is a girl. He has always felt li...

    THIS BOOK WAS GREAT. SUPERB, WARMING, CRY WORTHY. NOT A WASTE OF PRECIOUS TEAR DROPPING IN THIS STORY. OKAY? OKAY! So this transgender transition book was so SO just, everything. I read it over the weekend and I want to marry it and take it to Vegas. I don't even want to marry people, ...

    This book is getting really good. Luna wants to tell he's parents that he is a girl. Thats what he wants to be. No a man but a woman. ...

    Regan sering terbangun tengah malam. Tepatnya dibangunkan oleh kakaknya, Liam. Malam ini Liam membangunkannya untuk memberitahukan bahwa dirinya sudah menemukan nama baru. Luna. Seperti bulan yang hanya terlihat di malam hari. Demikian pula dengan Luna, yang hanya bisa menjadi dirinya ...

    Julie Ann Peters?s LUNA, published in 2004, was one of the first stories about a teenager transitioning. Liam is transitioning from his assigned gender to her real identity as Luna. Only her younger sister Regan knows. Regan tells the story of her brother?s transformation, suici...