Boy 2 Girl by Terence Blacker. A fast and funny comedy of teenage angst. Nicholas Tucker; Monday 3 May 0 comments. When Matthew’s crazy American cousin suddenly arrives on his doorstep, it’s a big shock for the whole family. Sam is small, blond and wild – with a giant attitude . Blacker (The Angel Factory) brings gender bending to a new level of hilarity and suspense in this contemporary novel set in suburban London.

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At first, I thought the idea was a bit silly. The story mainly talks about a male teenager that was dared to go to a new school being a girly girl. However, Sam has a mighty inheritance coming his way but while his jailbird dad tracks him down to Matthew’s he doesn’t suspect Sam is Sam the girl or Simone When Sam arrives in Matthew’s life after his mum dies, the people around them all have their views on Sam from his jailed dad to his crazy anger outbursts.

His cosein, Matt, who is Sam’s aunt’s son, is not too happy about Sam’s arrival. I was sent this book and i read it in 1 day.

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And frankly, I hadn’t left a packet of Always in her locker for it to be used as an offensive weapon. Firstly, this was not the book I boy2girll. This plan also starts to bring Matthew and Sam closer together although things goy2girl getting difficult as we know Crash is on his way to get Sam from the Burtons. Sam is sent over to relatives in Englad after his mom is killed. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Hey, come on, guys, all this to put one over on a bunch of chicks?


He tries to get along with his cousin Matt’s friends but, after causing a scene and getting the group in trouble with the police, they decide that, if Sam still wants to hang with them, he needs to pass a test: Except instead of trying to blend in as a girl, Sam spends his time convincing them to act “masculine” by telling them it’s cool, and ‘American’ to grab their crotches and glare at people. Is he a girl?

Gender blender

Flesh is hot, hot, hot. The rest of the book was fun but hard hitting at the same time as people fell trick to the gender swap not realising the truth. And the longer the prank goes on, the more hilarious — and serious — the repercussions. Bit of a titch, isn’t he?

This is one waggish novel, insightful, amusing and a genuine delight. I liked how the writer used humor all the time in this story. A young and very tough teen finds a sense of freedom and power when he decides to go to his new school dressed as a girl.

We don’t want to make blavker look dumb. There’s a laugh-or-your-money-back guarantee with Boy 2 Girl, the latest children’s book from Terence Blacker, probably best blacmer in children’s circles for his Ms Wiz series for younger readers. The gender switch is a clever way to explore that as well as what we expect from kids.

Nov 26, Jodie “Bookish” Cook rated it really liked it Shelves: It is in fact so offensive that it feels like it HAS to be intentional. The events of the novel touch on a wide variety of issues: I was expecting something written simply for laughs. To get even, Matthew and his gang of buddies invent an initiation rite for Sam: Sam ist eine liebenswerte Person, auch wenn man das zu Beginn nicht denken mag.


If the characters in fact ARE to be taken seriously that would mean that instead of exploring and dismissing gender binaries, this book actually promotes the idea of gender as something completely binary.

English Choose a language for shopping. Listen, this book examines feelings and motive of teens, the whole spectrum, and what they will do to get what they need and what they do when they don’t get it.

There’s too much time spent on seeing each incident from multiple blwcker, which would be fine if there were, say, three perspectives consistently given.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Topics Children and teenagers. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the blzcker. Sep 25, Sabina rated it it was amazing. The irony part of it is that it pissed me off quite hard. Lady, I could whop their sorry asses any time Jake: I admit, I kinda i loved this story!

Some more fun parts of the book are when a male character says “If you ever need any evidence about how pathetic girls can be, there it is” in reference to girls following fashion trends, a male character tells Sam his fake nails are “slutty” as if they sleep around?

Even for a multiple P.