Pretend You Love Me

Pretend You Love Me

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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 the family. Mike (real name: Mary Elizabeth) is gay and likes to pump iron, play softball, and fix plumbing. When a glamorous new girl, Xanadu, arrives in Mike's small Kansas town, Mike falls in love at first sight. Xanadu is everything Mike is not -- cool, confident, feminine, sexy.... straight.

Julie Anne Peters has written a heartbreaking yet ultimately hopeful novel that will speak to anyone who has ever fallen in love with someone who can't love them back.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 208 x 210 x 141mm | 284g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0
  • 0316127418
  • 9780316127417
  • 295,846

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"Another gem in Peters' string of literary treasures."-VOYA
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"There's no arguing with the honest intensity of Mike's emotions. Readers will wish her heartsease."--Booklist "Readers will root for Mike in this heartfelt coming-of-age story."--School Library Journal "Excellent characterization makes this piece shine."--Kirkus Reviews "Another gem in Peters' string of literary treasures."--VOYA
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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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