Terence Blacker

Square Fish

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Matthew’s American cousin, Sam, has come to London to live with the family. Sam is a charismatic, funny kid, but can he be trusted to be a reliable friend? Matthew and his “mates” decide that Sam must undertake a challenge in order to prove himself: He must start off his new year at the school posing as a girl. It turns out that Sam makes a great girl. He fools everyone at Bradbury Hill School, stepping over lines and blurring boundaries of all sorts. And the longer the prank goes on, the more outlandish the repercussions.

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Praise for Boy2Girl

“What a premise! Think Gordon Korman’s No More Dead Dogs meets Jerry Spinelli’s Stargirl.”—School Library Journal
“The farcical elements are sure to please, but there’s plenty of thought-provoking material here, too.”—Booklist
“Blacker brings gender bending to a new level of hilarity and suspense in this contemporary novel set in suburban London. The character of Sam-turned-Samantha will prompt readers to reconsider their preconceptions about the sexes and the roles people play.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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Terence Blacker

Terence Blacker wanted to be a jockey when he grew and up. In fact, he could ride before he could walk, and his childhood hero was the great steeplechaser Mill House (a horse). He lives in Norfolk, England.

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IBBY Honor Books

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
October 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312371463
ISBN10: 0312371462
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
Age Range: 12 to 15
Grade Range: 7 to 10 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians

Lexile: 830LL
AR Quiz Number: 116028 EN
AR Book Level: 5.3
AR Points: 5


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