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Terence Blacker

A young readers’ novel about family, friendship and gender roles. When Matthew’s cousin Sam comes over from the USA, he is not a likeable character: impolite, smelly and with long hair. So in order to join the local school boys’ gang, he has to accept and complete the challenge they set for him – come to school as a girl for five days straight. Enter not Sam but Samantha …

· · 2004

Critical edition

Blacker, Terence. Boy2Girl. Andersen, 2017. 288 pp., ISBN 9781783445752

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  • Gender equality
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text