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 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.In a small Kansas town, sixteen-year-old Mary-Elizabeth aquot;Mikeaquot; Szabo tries to come to terms with her fathera#39;s suicide and her own homosexuality.

Title:Far from Xanadu
Author:Julie Anne Peters
Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - 2008-09-15


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