Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Has This Been Covered In YA?

I recently finished reading Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. In it, a fourteen-year-old girl learns that she is, in fact, a boy. The book is a very wide-ranging story told by the adult Cal in which he talks a great deal about his very interesting ancestors but also of his childhood and early adolescence when he was Calliope. (A Greek family.)

As I was reading those sections of the book, I wondered if any YA novels deal with the same situation.



Blogger Bibliovore said...

Lauren McLaughlin's most excellent CYCLER has something of the same premise, although Jill switches genders for a few days each month, and has squashed it so hard that her boy-alter-ego is a totally different person named Jack. Well worth reading.

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