Books by Julie Anne Peters

Released: April 24, 2012

"Fails to dazzle. (Fiction. 12 & up) "
A ho-hum and largely affectless take on what is now well-trodden ground in LGBT teen fiction. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"A warm and substantive character study and a welcome addition to stories about LGBTQ teens. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Kicked out of her father's house for being a lesbian, Alyssa adjusts to small-town life with the mother she barely knows. Read full book review >
RAGE by Julie Anne Peters
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"The look at dating violence in same-sex relationships makes this book one that meets a need. (Fiction. YA)"
GRL2GRL by Julie Anne Peters
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"None of these stories is strong enough to stand alone; a collection whose raison d'être is ideological should be more inclusive. (Fiction. 13-15)"
Peters portrays a variety—but an inadequate one—of queer teenage girls. Read full book review >
BETWEEN MOM AND JO by Julie Anne Peters
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2006

"An un-romanticized look at divorce and parent-child relationships, as well as an addition to the tiny canon about gay parents. (Fiction. YA)"
After his two mothers' marriage ends in divorce, 14-year-old Nick recalls key moments from his rocky childhood. Read full book review >
FAR FROM XANADU by Julie Anne Peters
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Peters avoids casual assumptions—that college is necessarily better than plumbing, for example, or that gender is simple—to paint a memorable portrait of this girl and the small town she calls home. (Fiction. YA)"
Excellent characterization makes this piece shine. Read full book review >
LUNA by Julie Anne Peters
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2004

"The first of its kind—well done and essential for every library serving young adults. (Fiction. YA)"
Groundbreaking, finely tuned realism about a transsexual teen. Read full book review >
KEEPING YOU A SECRET by Julie Anne Peters
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2003

"Revealing. (Fiction. YA)"
Holland's life is directed by those around her, her Mom, boyfriend, even her school's career counselor. Read full book review >
A SNITCH IN THE SNOB SQUAD by Julie Anne Peters
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Jenny's sharp wit enlivens the story throughout. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This third installment in the Snob Squad adventures lives up to its predecessors (Define Normal, 2000, etc.) by again blending humor with depth. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1999

"Most readers will skate over the rough spots for this well-paced novel and its many funny moments. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Snob Squad is back (Revenge of the Snob Squad, 1998) and this time the four elementary-age outcasts need to come up with a project for the science fair. Read full book review >
REVENGE OF THE SNOB SQUAD by Julie Anne Peters
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"A great jacket painting of the four girls will have this jumping off the shelves. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Peters (How Do You Spell GEEK?, 1996, etc.) chronicles the trials and triumphs of a group of misfits, who call themselves the Snob Squad and take on the Neon Nikes, sixth grade's ruling clique. Read full book review >
HOW DO YOU SPELL GEEK? by Julie Anne Peters
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A thoughtful, wry, and very funny look at friendship and fitting in. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Decent Ann is assigned to show around Lurlene Brueggemeyer— the geek of the title, a home-schooled new girl with cowboy boots and weird hair. Read full book review >
B.J.'S BILLION-DOLLAR BET by Julie Anne Peters
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Entertaining light fare. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
From the author of The Stinky Sneakers Contest (1992), another Springboard Book featuring ordinary kids and their extraordinary mishaps. B.J.'s Mom has won the lottery but can't find the ticket. Read full book review >
THE STINKY SNEAKERS CONTEST by Julie Anne Peters
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Smith's freely squiggled, cartoony b&w illustrations (in which most of the characters are African-Americans) extend the lively characterizations and the humor. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Peters debuts with a ``Springboard Book'' about a contest that surely could never be—but that will certainly elicit gleeful giggles. Read full book review >