Told from her sister Regan’s point of view, this is the story of Luna, a trans teen. Luna isn’t out as trans during the day, but at night, Regan helps her with her clothes and makeup. When Luna decides to live as a girl full-time, some of her friends and family members are more supportive than others.
Note: this book has problematic representation. It follows the “acceptance” narrative, outlined here by Vee S.
Regan’s brother Liam can’t stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female namesake, his true self, Luna, only reveals herself at night. In the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with help from his sister’s clothes and makeup. Now, everything is about to change-Luna is preparing to emerge from her cocoon. But are Liam’s family and friends ready to welcome Luna into their lives? Compelling and provocative, this is an unforgettable novel about a transgender teen’s struggle for self-identity and acceptance.
Trans girls: Luna
Luna is heterosexual
Luna is heteromantic.