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Gender Blender

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Fun switcheroo tale is good for gender-role talk.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 12+

Tee-hee! Hilarious!

I thought it was very amusing, but sort of inapro-pro! Hilarious though.
age 12+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

GENDER BLENDER is Freaky Friday for the sexes: Blake Nelson weaves a fun and light tale among the confusion that is middle school. Boys and girls have a hard enough time dealing with the changes that are happening to them, but dealing with the changes in the opposite sex is even more confusing. When ex-friends Emma Baker and Tom Witherspoon accidentally switch bodies, they are forced to take a harder look at the stereotypes and expectations placed on both sexes.

Nelson takes readers on a fun ride into the mysteries that surround the differences between boys and girls. Readers will giggle, sigh, and see themselves in the characters, and parents will love the questions and discoveries that characters make about themselves and each other.

Book Details

  • Author: Blake Nelson
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • Publication date: September 11, 2007
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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