Far From Xanadu

Far From Xanadu

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In this fresh, poignant novel Mike is struggling to come to terms with her father's suicide and her mother's detachment from her family. Mike (real name Mary Elizabeth) is gay and likes to pump iron, play softball and fix plumbing. When a glamorous new girl, Xanadu, arrives in Mike's small Kansas town, he falls in love at first sight. Xanadu is everything that Mike is not - cool, confident, feminine, sexy and - straight! No matter how close their growing friendship is, Mike is always going to be 'far from Xanadu'. Following the success of Luna, Julie Ann Peters' has written a heartbreaking, yet ultimately hopeful, novel which will speak to anyone who has ever fallen in love with someone who can't love them back.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 141 x 209 x 20mm | 270g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0316159719
  • 9780316159715
  • 944,993

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Excellent characterisation makes this shine KIRKUS
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Excellent characterisation makes this shine KIRKUS Readers will root for Mike in this heartfelt coming-of-age story School LIBRARY JOURNAL
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About Julie Anne Peters

Julie Ann Peters is the critically acclaimed author of Define 'Normal', Between Mom and Jo, Far from Xanadu, and Luna, a National Book Award Finalist.
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3,717 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 29% (1,079)
4 28% (1,052)
3 29% (1,072)
2 10% (381)
1 4% (133)

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This is a lovely book about a teenage girl struggling to come to terms with being gay. She develops a crush on her straight best friend and lives in hope that her unrequited love will be returned. It is a voyage of self-discovery and will remind anyone of what it is like to be young and in love. A great book for both teenager and adult.show more
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