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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Blackr are often put into boxes and treated differently because of gender, this book breaks the rules and it genius. The whole novel raises questions but in gentle ways rather than as scathing social commentary.

Boy2girl by Terence Blacker

I was expecting something written simply for laughs. For example, when Sam’s dad came looking for him and he didn’t want to go, he used the disguise. What’s he got-a couple of brothers called Bang and Wallop?

Jan 11, Pukingrainbows rated it it was amazing Shelves: Boy2Girl by Terence Blacker. May 11, Lisa rated it it was amazing. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? There were some tiny random things that threw me out of it a united v city football game in london Are these boys bothering you, dear? The Best Books of The girls grow more forthright in their opinions, belching and breaking wind without apology, speaking up more terencr in class.

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At first it’s just a joke, but soon it gets out of hand. I also wonder if the author really understood the subject he was writing about?


Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Imagine a new school in a new country, and to be accepted you have to be the opposite gender for a week. Teenagers with good humour. Also, I know we are Book Review Title: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Bit of a weird name, that isn’t it Sam: A young and very tough teen finds a sense of freedom and power when he decides to go to his new school dressed as terejce girl. After Sam comes clean to his girl-friends that’s he’s really a guy, it seems the story dashes to the end without really letting the characters seem finished.

Is he a girl? It was funny, but not quite funny enough to make me laugh out loud — clever, blacmer not quite clever enough to make me think. In one instance, for example, Sam’s father, Crash – who struggles to make sense of the world or to be understood – rather poetically observes that “it was raining in that typically Blacmer way, thin and indecisive”; surely Blacker’s words, not Boyg2irl My story, Boy 2 girl, written by Terence Blacker has a really interesting topic.

They seem more like caricatures of real people written by someone who didn’t really like them than real people.

It is a multiple first person narrative which allows the reader a close and personal account of the characters feelings and emotions, this is particular interesting as there is a mixture of both adult and child characters.

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The genders aren’t enemies, they can help each other and they need each other in prder to find some balance in the world. My sis uses one of these. There’s too much time spent on seeing each incident from multiple perspectives, which would be fine if there were, say, three perspectives consistently given.


In order to regain their acceptance Sam agrees teence a dare of having him dress as a girl for the first week of school so that Sam can spy on a group of girls who are the Shed’s enemies. In the final 20 pages of this novel, the night of the talent show arrives, and some truths are going to be revealed that will change the town forever.

Jun 12, Lisa Chung rated it liked it Shelves: Blacker The Angel Factory brings gender bending to a new level of hilarity and suspense in this contemporary novel terenc in suburban London.

Sam’s mother has recently died and with his father presumed to be in jail Sam is understandably angry at his life. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Terrnce goes with his cousin Matthew to school, where, as a forfeit, he has to pass himself off as a girl. Apr 10, Eartha rated it liked it Recommends it for: Write a customer review. Nov 06, David Jordan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: But when it came in there were a few more folds in the book than I would have liked to be in there.