Recommendation: What Happened to Lani Garver

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what happened to lani garver

This is a fantastic story, probably my favorite book of all time. It takes place in a small town, containing a limited population with limited openness. It unravels a tale about a young cancer victim named Claire and her encounter with a strange ‘boy’ named Lani. Eventually, the two become friends, and between a potential recurrence of Claire’s disease and the conflict between Lani and gay-bashing highschoolers, a beautiful, sad, and inspiring story reveals itself to the reader. It teaches a life-altering lesson: “be kind to everyone, because you never know when you’re meeting an angel.”

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Posted by on October 18th, 2009 at 08:00 am

Category: books, recommendations 8 comments »

8 Responses to “Recommendation: What Happened to Lani Garver”

  1. Eli

    Synchronicity! I packed up my bookshelves yesterday and came across this book, and totally woke up this morning intending to write a recommendation of it for Genderfork, because I love me some genderqueer Lani.

    I, however, couldn’t have been as concise or compelling as Zory in explaining the book. Consider this recommendation seconded wholeheartedly!


  2. Mika

    Sounds like a good story. Will definitely add to my book list ^_^


  3. Anonymous

    I’ve read it. Great book!


  4. Anonymous

    I read this a long long time ago, and it was one of my favorite books then – I think it’s due for a reread.


  5. Zory

    Eli, I didn’t write the recommendation, an anonymous reader did! =)

    I’m curious to read it, I’ll have to add it to my list as well!


  6. No_limits64

    It has absolutely no nutritional value whatsoever. ,


  7. Sam

    Favorite. Book. Ever.


  8. Anonymous

    I think that this book is a very good and interesting book because at first it was a mystery of who Lani really was and what happened to him and then near the end you find out he is a boy and that he was killed. I think that it is really stupid that they killed him because they only killed him just because he is different than everyone else like it doesn’t matter if your tall or short, fat or skinny, gay or bi, or is a girl that looks like a guy or a guy that looks like a girl… It doesn’t matter because I think that everyone is beautiful and perfect in their own ways & Thats my opnion to this book.. I Love this book


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