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''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_(Peters_novel) Luna]]'' by Creator/JulieAnnePeters is a young adult novel about a {{transgender}} teenage girl's transition experience. Despite being about the titular Luna O'Neill, born Liam, it is [[SupportingProtagonist told from the first-person perspective]] of her younger sister Regan, who at the start of the story acts as Luna's SecretKeeper and the only person who understands her and sees the girl in her.

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''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_(Peters_novel) Luna]]'' by Creator/JulieAnnePeters is a young adult novel about a {{transgender}} transgender teenage girl's transition experience. Despite being about the titular Luna O'Neill, born Liam, it is [[SupportingProtagonist told from the first-person perspective]] of her younger sister Regan, who at the start of the story acts as Luna's SecretKeeper and the only person who understands her and sees the girl in her.



%% * {{Transgender}}: Luna, duh.


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Unlike a lot of GenderBender fiction, the subject matter is very much ''not'' played for laughs.



* TheAllegedCar: Two of them, Dad and Chris's. Luna's, however, is anything but.

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%% * TheAllegedCar: Two of them, Dad and Chris's. Luna's, however, is anything but.



* DysfunctionalFamily: It runs over generations, apparently, as we learn after meeting the grandparents.

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%% * DysfunctionalFamily: It runs over generations, apparently, as we learn after meeting the grandparents.



* InterruptedSuicide: Regan stops it. In fact, let's just say the story would have been a ''lot'' darker if Regan hadn't existed.

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%% * InterruptedSuicide: Regan stops it. In fact, let's just say the story would have been a ''lot'' darker if Regan hadn't existed.



* {{Mentor}}: Teri Lynn to Luna.
* NewTransferStudent: Chris.

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%% * {{Mentor}}: Teri Lynn to Luna.
%% * NewTransferStudent: Chris.



* SecretKeeper: Regan.

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%% * SecretKeeper: Regan.



* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: "Liam" and Chris, when Regan compares the two. Then again, the former isn't really a guy anyway.

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%% * SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: "Liam" and Chris, when Regan compares the two. Then again, the former isn't really a guy anyway.



* TransEqualsGay: Discussed. Luna is repulsed at the mere mention of this misconception, which fuels her hatred for Hoyt.

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%% * TransEqualsGay: Discussed. Luna is repulsed at the mere mention of this misconception, which fuels her hatred for Hoyt.



* {{Transgender}}: Luna, duh.

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%% * {{Transgender}}: Luna, duh.


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: An older sister with a reviled secret that complicates the lives of her family and friends, and a caring, compassionate younger sister who gives her the will to live. Eventually, the older sister [[spoiler:runs away to embrace her new life, where she cannot harm those she cares about, and where they won't harm her]]. Yes, this predates ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' by nine years.


* WellDoneSonGuy

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* %%* WellDoneSonGuy


''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_(Peters_novel) Luna]]'' by Creator/JulieAnnePeters is a young adult novel about a {{transsexual}} teenage girl's transition experience. Despite being about the titular Luna O'Neill, born Liam, it is [[SupportingProtagonist told from the first-person perspective]] of her younger sister Regan, who at the start of the story acts as Luna's SecretKeeper and the only person who understands her and sees the girl in her.

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''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_(Peters_novel) Luna]]'' by Creator/JulieAnnePeters is a young adult novel about a {{transsexual}} {{transgender}} teenage girl's transition experience. Despite being about the titular Luna O'Neill, born Liam, it is [[SupportingProtagonist told from the first-person perspective]] of her younger sister Regan, who at the start of the story acts as Luna's SecretKeeper and the only person who understands her and sees the girl in her.


* {{Transsexual}}: Luna, duh.

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* {{Transsexual}}: TransTribulations: Luna has an ultra-macho father who [[WantedAGenderConformingChild expects his sons to be masculine]].
* {{Transgender}}:
Luna, duh.


* NeverMyFault: Regan accidentally schedules a date with Chris while she's supposed to babysit, and instead puts Liam in charge of the kids while she's gone. She neglects to keep track of the time and gets back to find Liam rooting around in the lady of the house's closet and trying stuff on, and the father is barely stopped from assaulting him. Of course Regan is fired for this, and she proceeds to put the majority of the blame on Liam, even though she was the one who blew off her job and left kids she was supposed to be babysitting in the care of someone the parents had never met.

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* NeverMyFault: Regan accidentally schedules a date with Chris while she's supposed to babysit, and instead puts Liam Luna in charge of the kids while she's gone. She neglects to keep track of the time and gets back to find Liam Luna rooting around in the lady of the house's closet and trying stuff on, and the father is barely stopped from assaulting him. her. Of course Regan is fired for this, and she proceeds to put the majority of the blame on Liam, Luna, even though she was the one who blew off her job and left kids she was supposed to be babysitting in the care of someone the parents had never met.


* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: Luna is disowned by Dad and has to abruptly drop school, but flies away to start her new life aided by Teri Lynn, looking forward to hormone therapy and SRS. Regan doesn't get her job back, but Luna passes on her belongings to her, and for the first time in her life she's free from the weight of her sister's secret disrupting her life. The novel ends with the sisters parting on good terms.]]

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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: Luna BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Luna is disowned by Dad and has to abruptly drop school, but flies away to start her new life aided by Teri Lynn, looking forward to hormone therapy and SRS. Regan doesn't get her job back, but Luna passes on her belongings to her, and for the first time in her life she's free from the weight of her sister's secret disrupting her life. The novel ends with the sisters parting on good terms.]]



* WellDoneSonGuy

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* WellDoneSonGuyWellDoneSonGuy
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* NamesTheSame:
** Luna, meaning moon, is understandably a [[Franchise/SailorMoon popular]] [[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} enough]] [[Literature/HarryPotter name]] in fiction due to its symbolism.
** Dad's full name is not said outright, but we eventually learn that his first name is Jack. The family name is O'Neill. [[Series/StargateSG1 You do the math]].


* NeverMyFault: Regan accidentally schedules a date with Chris while she's supposed to babysit, and instead puts Liam in charge of the kids while she's gone. She neglects to keep track of the time and gets back to find Liam rooting around in the lady of the house's closet and trying stuff on. Of course Regan is fired for this, and she proceeds to put the majority of the blame on Liam, even though she was the one who blew off her job and left kids she was supposed to be babysitting in the care of someone the parents had never met.

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* NeverMyFault: Regan accidentally schedules a date with Chris while she's supposed to babysit, and instead puts Liam in charge of the kids while she's gone. She neglects to keep track of the time and gets back to find Liam rooting around in the lady of the house's closet and trying stuff on.on, and the father is barely stopped from assaulting him. Of course Regan is fired for this, and she proceeds to put the majority of the blame on Liam, even though she was the one who blew off her job and left kids she was supposed to be babysitting in the care of someone the parents had never met.

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* NeverMyFault: Regan accidentally schedules a date with Chris while she's supposed to babysit, and instead puts Liam in charge of the kids while she's gone. She neglects to keep track of the time and gets back to find Liam rooting around in the lady of the house's closet and trying stuff on. Of course Regan is fired for this, and she proceeds to put the majority of the blame on Liam, even though she was the one who blew off her job and left kids she was supposed to be babysitting in the care of someone the parents had never met.


** Luna, meaning moon, is understandably a [[Manga/SailorMoon popular]] [[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} enough]] [[Literature/HarryPotter name]] in fiction due to its symbolism.

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** Luna, meaning moon, is understandably a [[Manga/SailorMoon [[Franchise/SailorMoon popular]] [[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} enough]] [[Literature/HarryPotter name]] in fiction due to its symbolism.


* TheAllegedCar: Two of them, Dad and Chris's. Luna's, however, is anything but.



* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding: Luna is disowned by Dad and has to abruptly drop school, but flies away to start her new life aided by Teri Lynn, looking forward to hormone therapy and SRS. Regan doesn't get her job back, but Luna passes on her belongings to her, and for the first time in her life she's free from the weight of her sister's secret disrupting her life. The novel ends with the sisters parting on good terms.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: An older sister with a reviled secret that complicates the lives of her family and friends, and a caring, compassionate younger sister who gives her the will to live. Eventually, the older sister [[spoiler:runs away to embrace her new life, where she cannot harm those she cares about, and where they won't harm her]]. Yes, this predates ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' by nine years.



* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: [[spoiler:Both Regan and Mom know Luna's secret, but neither knows the other knows, and is afraid all hell will break lose if the other also finds out.]]



* WellDoneSonGuy

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* WellDoneSonGuy

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