Pretend You Love Me by Julie Anne Peters
  

Pretend You Love Me

Written by Julie Anne Peters
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Synopsis

Pretend You Love Me by Julie Anne Peters

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.

Reviews

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

. --VOYA

About the Author

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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Author

Julie Anne Peters
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Publisher

Little, Brown & Company

Publication date

10th May 2011

ISBN

9780316127417


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