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Boy2Girl (Paperback)

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Terence Blacker's brilliantly funny novel Boy2Girl shines a laser-sharp beam into the perilous territory of early teen life and gender norms, in an uproarious story of chaos, confusion, and cross-dressing.

Matthew's American cousin, Sam, has come to London to live with the family. Sam is a charismatic, funny kid, but can he be trusted to be a reliable friend? Matthew and his "mates" decide that Sam must undertake a challenge in order to prove himself: He must start off his new year at school posing as a girl.

It turns out that Sam makes a great girl. He fools everyone at Bradbury Hill School, stepping over lines and blurring boundaries of all sorts. And the longer the prank goes on, the more outlandish the repercussions.

About the Author

Terence Blacker wanted to be a jockey when he grew and up. In fact, he could ride before he could walk, and his childhood hero was the great steeplechaser Mill House (a horse). He lives in Norfolk, England.

Praise For…

“What a premise! Think Gordon Korman's No More Dead Dogs meets Jerry Spinelli's Stargirl.” —School Library Journal

“The farcical elements are sure to please, but there's plenty of thought-provoking material here, too.” —Booklist

“Blacker brings gender bending to a new level of hilarity and suspense in this contemporary novel set in suburban London. The character of Sam-turned-Samantha will prompt readers to reconsider their preconceptions about the sexes and the roles people play.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312371463
ISBN-10: 0312371462
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2007
Pages: 304
Language: English

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