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Macmillan Children's, 2005 - Children's stories - 275 pages
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Is he a girl? Is she a boy? Sam's brilliant disguise takes comic literature to new heights. Matthew Burton's life has been fine until his American cousin crashlands into it. Sam was only ever a distant rumour, a hippy kid who travels around the States with his wacky mother. Now he's an orphan, dumped suddenly on the Burtons' doorstep. According to Sam, everything in England sucks, and pretty soon he's making trouble for Matthew and his friends. They want revenge - and Operation Samantha is born. For Sam - small, long-haired and blond - is the perfect secret weapon in the war at school between the boys and a gang of snooty girls. And when Sam sets about rewriting the rules for how boys and girls behave, he discovers an entirely new side to his personality. Soon it's not only Sam that is changing...BOY2GIRL is one of the funniest comic novels you will ever read. A classic cross-dressing comedy like Some Like It Hot, set in a contemporary school.

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User Review  - anderlawlor - LibraryThing

Oy. Really? A pre-teen straight boy learns life lessons and has fun passing as a pre-teen girl, with no real danger, social repercussions, gender confusion? Why are so many YA books about gender written in the psychological-fantasy genre? Read full review

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User Review  - MagicCapslock - LibraryThing

It's hilarious, but not as funny as I thought it would be. Then again, my definition of hilarity in gender-bender fiction is set by the likes of Hana Kimi and She's the Man. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Terence Blacker is one of a small number of authors who write for both adults and children. His many popular children’s novels include THE TRANSFER and THE ANGEL FACTORY, and the best-selling MS WIZ series. He is a journalist and critic, both in print and on radio, and writes a regular topical column in the Independent newspaper. He lives in Suffolk in a house he converted from a goose hatchery.

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