Discover the captivating world of Boy & Girl, a thought-provoking novel that delves into the intriguing realm of gender identity. Follow twelve-year-old Peter as he secretly explores dressing as a girl. When he unexpectedly inhabits the mind of Kaitling, a girl from a troubled world of mages, they experience an intense bond that spans the immense distance separating them. Together, they confront their own struggles and face off against those who challenge their unique identities. Join Peter and Kaitling on this empowering journey of friendship, acceptance, and the power to defy societal norms. Get your copy today and embark on an eye-opening adventure.
What people are saying
This book is brilliant. I’ll be thinking about these characters and this plot for a long, long time. (…) the writer has crafted a wonderful story that I love, and I can’t wait to start reading the sequel. – Leland Dirks (author)
This book was a wonderful read. (…) I read it as a parent of a child who is considered “different” and found it great for many reasons: 1. It is great to have someone write a story for a younger audience about a boy who may be transgender and a girl who considers herself gay. 2. To demonstrate that sexual identity is not simply binary. 3. To open up the possibilities and reflect upon them, to allow for changes of mind. I liked the way, the young boy found support from other adults who appreciated him and protected him. – Kate Lindley (author)
Chapter One – Peter glanced at the school notice board: Friday, May 13th 1960. For a Friday 13th, he’d escaped the worst so far. He looked over his shoulder as he broke into a run. There must be a clock somewhere. He was going to be late….
Chapter Two – Peter pushed down hard on the pedals until he breasted the crown of the hill on which their house was built, a solitary, single-storey building. After the long ride, he was glad to get off and walk….
Chapter Three – “Kaitling!” An unfamiliar voice, deep and male, called nearby, startling Peter. On the table in front of him, a book lay open in a language he didn’t recognise. Where was he? He tried to look around, but had no control over his head. Could he be paralysed? The thought had him on the verge of panic…
More about the Boy & Girl Saga
Boy & Girl – Twelve-year-old Peter secretly dresses as a girl. Imagine his delight when he finds himself in the head of a girl. Yet, despite his wild hopes, that girl is not him. She’s Kaitling, the daughter of a mage in a beleaguered world. Peter has his own problems when a vicious new girl at school threatens to reveal his girly ways. Becoming friends, Kaitlin and Peter join forces to do battle with those who oppose them.
In Search of Lost Girls – Dressed as a girl, Peter sets out in search of his soul-mate Kate who has been ripped from his arms and kidnapped. In his quest, he is hounded by fanatics bent on eliminating those who mess with gender. Meanwhile, Kate has been dumped in a nightmarish girls’ orphanage where she emerges as a decisive figure in the rescue of her fellow orphans. Will the two ever be together again?
We Girls – Retain his androgynous ambiguity or say goodbye to his girlish self, such is the existential choice that besets Peter. Circumstances, however, force both him and Kate to take up other challenges. By straddling the line between child and adult, between carefree creativity and weighty responsibility, between play and work, they find imaginative ways to confront far-reaching problems on which adults persistently turn a blind eye.
Colourful People – What happens when a boy who dresses as a girl, but has no wish to transition, is confronted with a boisterous crowd of transgender youth in a desperate search for a safe haven? The fierce will to be themselves despite the determined opposition of society is common to both the Lost Girls and the Colourful People. Not surprising then that they join forces and advance together. (Currently being written)