Author(s): Julie Ann Peters
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 town,Mike falls in love at first sight. Xanadu is everything that Mike is not -- cool, confident, feminine and straight.
'Excellent characterisation makes this shine... a memorable portrait' - KIRKUS
'Readers will root for Mike in this heartfelt coming-of-age story' - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Julie Ann Peters is a critically acclaimed author and National Book Award finalist She lives with her partner in Colorado and you can visit her online at www.JulieAnnPeters.com