Two teenage girls find unexpected love and confront homophobia in this Lambda Literary Award–winning novel from the author of Annie on My Mind.
An aspiring actress, Jan is sure she’ll get the lead role in her high school’s production of The Crucible—so she’s shocked when the part goes to a new student named Kerry. Even though she’s hurt and disappointed, Jan can’t imagine not being part of the production and accepts the position of stage manager.
As she begins to work with the cast, Jan and Kerry develop a friendship that soon grows into something more, which doesn’t go unnoticed by the arrogant male lead, Kent. When Kent spreads rumors throughout the whole school, Jan and Kerry become the center of another kind of witch hunt—one that threatens to destroy their new relationship and their self-worth.
Good Moon Rising is a moving novel anyone can relate to—“a story of the outrages heaped on any teenager suspected of being different” (Kirkus Reviews).