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.