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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This is one of my favorite books of all time. When Sam’s long lost dad returns to get him, Sam has to decide who his true family really is. It was funny, but not quite funny enough to make me laugh out loud — clever, but not quite clever enough to boy2yirl me think.

At another point our crossdresser, Sam, upon being referred to as a “little lady” says “We don’t talk about little ladies anymore Is this social commentary or am I just really wanting to see that and interpreting the story that way as a pure defense mechanism against stupidity?

From my po ‘Boy2Girl’ is a wonderful novel about friendship, understanding one another, loss and finding your true self. Feb 29, Jenni Frencham rated it it was ok Shelves: It was a brilliant book and I loved Blacker’s use of narrative voice. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. It’s more that aspects terrence the characters and the situation were awkward or just furthered dangerous stereotypes and disregard of certain issues that made it very flawed as a book. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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The events of the novel touch on a wide variety of issues: This anger causes Matt’s group of friends, who call themselves the Sheds, to reject Sam. His cosein, Matt, who is Sam’s aunt’s son, is not too happy about Sam’s arrival.


Occasionally, I felt the writer rather than the character coming through in the text. Desperate to get their own back, Matthew and his blackfr friends cook up a brilliant, outrageous plot that will bring Sam down a peg or two AND deal a stunning blow to the bitchiest girls at school. Apr boy2gilr, Kirsty Grant rated it it was amazing. A nice read overall.

I say different characters but, early on, I found it difficult to differentiate between some of the voices in Boy 2 Girl.

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Blacker The Angel Factory brings gender bending to a new level of hilarity and suspense in this contemporary novel set in suburban London. The humour is extremely funny, especially if you have embarrassing parents yourself. Boy2Girl When Matthew’s crazy American cousin suddenly arrives on his doorstep, it’s a big shock for the whole family. There’s a laugh-or-your-money-back guarantee with Boy 2 Girl, the latest children’s book from Terence Blacker, probably best known in children’s circles for his Ms Wiz series for younger readers.

Nov 06, David Jordan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: May 21, Duane rated it really liked it. But overall pretty good. Nov 12, Rayan Deeb rated it really liked it.

Overall loved it, only reason I didn’t put 5 stars was i was a bit young and some parts weren’t very believable. Books of the Week. But I have counted at least twenty characters whose point-of-view we see, and that makes this book hard to follow and not very interesting. Naturally, p Firstly, this was not the book I expected. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.


I admit, I kinda had a crush on that little boy by book’s end! Boy2Girl by Terence Blacker. Jan 11, Pukingrainbows rated it it was amazing Shelves: Great book, would definitely recommend this book if someone was looking for a good laugh. When a character refers to boy2gil group of girls as “chicks” another character tells him not to be sexist, despite the enti I went in boy2gir this book thinking it was going to engage all kinds of important issues with gender, which was exciting, especially in gerence book aimed towards a younger audience.

A teenage read, regarding gender issues. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Sep 02, Karen Barber rated it liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There’s too much time spent on seeing each incident from multiple perspectives, boy2virl would be fine if there were, say, three perspectives consistently given.

To be accpeted by his cousin, Mathew, and his gang he must follow through with a dare to go to school as a Miss Samantha Lopez. Sam quickly finds he can be someone new when he’s dressed as Samantha. 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 blackeg something completely binary. It’s mainly the adults who are caricatured for comical effect: The gender switch is a clever way to explore that as well as what we expect from kids.