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Gender Blender Book Review

Gender Blender Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

Tom and Emma are classmates who switch bodies. They have to learn everything about themselves and their friends but do they switch back? Read on...

Title: Gender Blender
Author: Black Nelson
Ages: 9+
Rating: 5


Gender Blender is a book about two sixth graders who switch bodies, but that's not the interesting part. The two used to be friends when they were younger but as they got older they went their separate ways. This book is all about what they learn about each other and the opposite sex. Find out if Gender Blender is worth a read!


Girl vs. Boy

Tom Witherspoon and Emma Baker don't like each other but Emma does like the cutest guy in the sixth grade, Jeff Matthews and Tom likes Kelly Angstrom, the most beautiful girl in the sixth grade. But, during health class Tom and Emma are paired up together to do a report on gender differences. Obviously the two don't like it but one day when they're jumping on a trampoline, they bump into each other and switch bodies, Freaky Friday-style. This is when they start to deal with each other's problems.


Different Bodies

Tom and Emma have to learn how to deal with a lot of things in their new bodies. They have to switch families, friends and lives. The two have to learn to pee, Tom has to learn how to put on a bra, and both of them have to learn how to get along with the other's friends. Through all of this, Emma finds out what Jeff is really like and Tom gets a chance to see Kelly in the P.E. changing room. Confused yet? Don't be. All these mistaken identities make for a real page-turner.


Friendship

While in each other's bodies, Tom and Emma realize what the other gender has to go through. They also realize what goes on in each other's lives. Tom realizes how busy and complicated Emma's life is and Emma learns how complicated Tom's life is but will they ever switch back to their own bodies?


The Bottom Line

You'll totally relate to Gender Blender because it's a funny and interesting read about the trials and tribulations of growing up. If you enjoy books that have comedy, adventure and a great plot twist, then you'll enjoy this one! It's a quick, fun book that's a great alternative to sitting around watching more re-runs!


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Would You Switch Bodies With a Girl/Boy?

  • Yes, it would be interesting.
  • No, are you kidding me?
  • Maybe. But you'd have to make me a good deal!
  • Only if I could switch bodies with Lindsay Lohan.

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Miss_Mouse
Miss_Mouse posted in Random:
These are gr8
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Nandez
Nandez posted in Debating:
"sugarpetals" wrote:What does a thirteen year old kid even know about their sexuality and coming out? At this age you've just hit puberty and sure some of you might be more mentally matured, but you're thirteen, you're now being exposed to those kinds of things and your hormones might start kicking in and you'll maybe feel different ways to different genders and people but i really do think that thirteen is a much too young age to decide, and to "come out". I respectfully disagree. this is how I think of it. Being gay happens it's not like you wake up one day and you want to be gay. It justs happens, some people come out when there younger like around 13 ish others come out sometime later. It is a confusing subject and because it's only relitvaly new concept. I think personally people should just accept the fact because for many people it's hard for people to come out because of how people look at them. People should leave an open mind because with that at least you can help and give support to those who are struggling to figure this out. Not to take this personally everyone is entitled to their own opinions this is just an explication to hopefully make it somewhat clearer. I am not gay myself but i have many friends who are so I opinion will be different than yours which is perfectly acceptable. 
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snoopynwoodstock123
Ooooh I'm gonna have some fun with this... I'll post them some point today! Hopefully half my brain cells won't be gone by the end of it...
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XxRuby_PhoenixxX
"Castlemega" wrote: "RavenClawRaina" wrote:1. closed minded people like u are the reason this whole question was asked in the first place.2. It has nothing to do with their age or how mature they are.3. If its what they feel on the inside, thats never going to change with a age.4. dont use character quotes. rlly bothers me. Use ur OWN quotes or a pic or something, not a dead character from Harry Potter k?  it has everything to do witwit maturity and age. That is what we know as scients With*Science*Anyways. To the main question. Coming out is a deep decision. I'm not saying you aren't bisexual, but I'm not saying that this isn't too young. Being 13, I think you should at least wait till you are sixteen or seventeen to put a label on yourself. Remember, if you turn out to not be bisexual in the future and then tell your parents and friends, you might be laughed at or your mom saying "I told you it was a phase!"Maybe you should take a few quizzes and answer truthfully, or wait one or two more years before deciding who you are. But it's your choice. 
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Castlemega
Castlemega posted in Debating:
It is a fact that is why se_ual pics sell More
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