Regan O Neill has always known that her brother, Liam, was, in fact, a girl Having a transgender brother has never been a problem for Regan until now Liam or Luna, as she prefers to be called is about to transition, while Regan s acceptance and love will be put to the test Young Adult.
Luna Regan O Neill has always known that her brother Liam was in fact a girl Having a transgender brother has never been a problem for Regan until now Liam or Luna as she prefers to be called is about
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 has always felt as if he was different Through the years, he s been closer to her female friends than any guy his own age, and he s always been interested in typically feminine toys and clothes Eventually, Liam begins to [...]
Hmm Well, I m glad this book was written because there certainly could be 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 working,her working Im not sure if this was necessary though or really served the plot in any way There is this theme or at least a few scenes in which Liam is painted as someone who can t help himself from cross dressing, amo [...]
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 fluid Regan s self deprication, for example and their conflicts were heavy handed Liam Luna is portrayed as an object in this novel, nothing , and is extreeeeemely underdeveloped Regan is supposed to be Luna s closest confidante [...]
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 therefore not about the trans person and is not a trans story.The constant misgendering from the summary alone makes me boil.Reading through other people s reviews of this story, constantly misgendering Luna, makes me even upset, an [...]
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 Luna is about Liam, 17 18 year old male, transitioning into Luna The book was narrated by her sister, Regan.Well, I think this book would be perfect for 6th graders who are just really learning about their sexuality, gender [...]
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 had its pros and cons A pro was the fact that it was so simple that it was really easy to understand and I think that is good because younger readers can grasp everything very easily Another pro to the simplicity was that [...]
Although Luna is a well written book on a topic that demands 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 books I read a long time ago long enough that I can t, in good conscience, review the prose, because I don t remember it though, perhaps that is telling in and of itself I read Luna while I was in high school and coming to term [...]
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 would be interested in this book had it been told from Liam Luna s point of view But as it comes from the sister, it s a safe vantage It s the perfect vehicle for introducing a LOT of people to an issue they might not ha [...]
I don t normally write reviews, but this book really made me angry.This book was, from beginning to end, a giant self congratulating pat on the back for cisgender transphobes who want to consider themselves allies It may have been considered progressive for the time around 2003 2004 , but no one should read this in the 2015 era and call it a decent piece of transgender advocacy The cisgender narrator, Regan, rarely addressed her transgender sister, Luna, with her preferred pronouns and name even [...]
Reviewed by Me for TeensReadTooLUNA 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 t get the full spectrum of what this actually means until you reach the end of chapter one Rolling over, I muttered, You re such a freakshow Her hair splayed across my pillow, tickling my face I know, she murmured in my ear B [...]
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 because of the way it was handled.Peters is a believer of authentic voices, so she portrayed the narrator as the sister of Luna a 16 year old boy, Liam, who is struggling with keeping her true identity a secret Unfortunately, this placed most of the focus on [...]
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 would help them.Except then Regan turned out to be a brat.She keeps talking about how she has no life because of Luna, but honestly all I see is a spoiled brat who can t step away from her own innane high school drama [...]
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 problems with this book They mostly are about silencing the trans voice by giving control of the narrative to the trans character s cis gendered sister.I think it made the story palatable because we hear about the pain and confu [...]
Luna, by Julie Ann Peters, is an exceptional book I wish I could give it 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 time It was beautifully written, with perfectly developed characters that were wrapped around a subject matter that got me to rethink how I feel about topics not commonly discussed The focus of the book is extremely sensitive [...]
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 has been needed for years Before this book, it was the Francesca Lia Block books that I would love for addressing queer youth experience They are classics and address issues of gender for sure, but I appreciate the cle [...]
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 has to become a shell of a person The Skinny This is the story of a young man, Liam a boy on the outside, yet a girl on the inside By night, Liam is Luna, a girl who loves make up and fashion By day, Liam is an introverted boy [...]
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 really crossed my mind This book opened my eyes up to a whole new world I was able to get a better understanding, and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is open minded toward this subject Maybe, even to the [...]
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 like a girl and he s been hiding the real him or her, really for all his life The only one who knows about Luna, Liam s true self, is her sister, Regan.I don t know how realistic Luna is, because I really can t imagine how difficult m [...]
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, thats how great this book is there better be another book, If not I will kill someone.
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 di malam hari.Sudah lama Liam merasakan bahwa dirinya adalah seorang perempuan, yang terlahir di dalam tubuh laki laki Hanya Regan yang tahu tentang status transgender yang dialami Liam Seringkali Liam masuk ke dalam ka [...]
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 the list to his mom, he didn t get the presents.His younger sister, Regan, is the only other person who knows his secret The secret doesn t just weigh heavily on Liam Luna, it s also taking its toll on Regan She loves her [...]
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 intent there was probably to show the internal struggle one would have to go through to accept a trans family member But she ricocheted between juvenile self involvement and acting as a mouthpiece for PSAs about trans pe [...]
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 he was born physically a boy but feels like a girl on the inside is NOT typical of YA literature and adds incredible complexity I think the author realistically portrayed this struggle, not making it any simpler for [...]
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 clich d, clumsy and over the top funny Peters writing is nothing to get excited about and Luna Liam comes across as a flaky character who can t help herself and must cross dress at all times Transgender teens and adults, for that matter is such an important issue and thus I would actually recomme [...]
Sinceramente sono enormemente delusa da questa lettura.Visto il tema trattato mi aspettavo molto di pi.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 di emozionarmi, di versare lacrime, di sentire almeno un nodo in golaNIENTE, MI SONO ANNOIATA A MORTE.Forse perch il libro troppo Y, forse non ero nella modalit adatta, ma sta di fatto che sono diverse volte che lo prendo in mano [...]
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 named Liam, through the perspective of her little sister, Regan It is really I hate to say it interesting to see this story told through a straight cis female perspective, since you would think the power of the story comes from [...]
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 carefully orchestrated lives begin to unravel when Liam can no longer keep Luna under lock and key to be seen only at night Told from the perspective of Regan, Luna takes the reader on a journey through one teen s transformati [...]
I m happy to read this kind of books, and happier to note how well there re taken by young readers French ones particularly, as this book is translated Cette fille c tait mon fr re It s a good omen for our societyThe main theme of Luna is transgenre, but I loved that it wasn t only that There a lot of others themes, cleverly woven in the main narrative the notion of intelligence the heroin doesn t even realise how bright she is because Liam Luna is so exceptionally gifted , the fact that parents [...]