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Author: Zoë Blade
Published: 2008
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,033 / 22 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.2
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,852
Added to site: 2009.08.13
mnybks.net#: 24979
Origin: gutenberg.org
License: by-nc-nd
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and date of birth printed on it. They'd soon have to change it, she realised.

Of course I'm not sure, she thought. Was anyone? She held back a tear. "Yes, I'm sure," she said, nodding. She just wanted to get it over with.

* * *

David opened his eyes. A blurry white light filled the room. Slowly, everything came into focus. He was lying on a hospital bed, soaked with sweat. A fan was perched on the table next to the bed, blowing a gentle breeze of fresh air into his face. He looked around. There was a bag with a liquid in it suspended above him, with a tube running down to his arm. He found a mirror on the table, next to the fan, and picked it up. Holding it in front of his face, he gazed at his reflection.

It was the same as it had always been, of course, except that where long, frizzy hair used to be, there was now a tightly wrapped bandage, stained with blood. It was clearly the face of a young boy staring back at him. For the first time, he wasn't repulsed by it. It wasn't like

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 2 reviews: ****
2016.01.31
Lisa Carr
*****

A middle-school girl born with a boy's body has to make a choice: either surgically change her body to female and be terribly scarred, or undergo brain surgery to make her feel male.
She only wants to be comfortable with her body, so she makes a choice, and her world changes.
Good characterizations and nice anguish; it's a lesson on what we do to fit in.

2011.08.19
Stormswift
***..

A teenage girl undergoes gender reassignment and loses his best friend.


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